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Energy Star Data Shows Jones Lang LaSalle Property Managers Save Owners Nearly $15 Million a Year in Energy Costs

JLL’s 280 properties enrolled in ENERGY STAR each save an average of $53,000 annually

CHICAGO, July 29, 2009 — Properties managed by Jones Lang LaSalle have an average ENERGY STAR score of 68, which is 18 points better than the average building score of 50.  This strong performance equates to nearly $15 million a year, or $53,000 per building, in energy cost savings to Jones Lang LaSalle’s managed portfolio.

“There is strong evidence that buildings with high ENERGY STAR scores correlate to higher rent and higher investment value,” said Dan Pufunt, Director of Property Management at Jones Lang LaSalle. “We are committed as an organization to increasing our average ENERGY STAR score even more, but this data clearly demonstrates we are already very advanced in this arena.”

Currently 280 buildings, or 85 percent of Jones Lang LaSalle’s U.S. multi-tenant portfolio, are enrolled in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Portfolio Manager, the widely recognized ENERGY STAR tool for benchmarking energy performance relative to other buildings with similar characteristics. 

Jones Lang LaSalle operates its assets with 19.5 percent less energy than the average manager.  The lower energy usage helps Jones Lang LaSalle reduce energy cost by 7 percent, or $0.18 per square foot, compared with similar sized buildings in the same region. 

Additionally, the firm’s managed  buildings that have been enrolled in the program for at least 24 months have an ENERGY STAR score of 74, an indication that benchmarking performance leads to a cycle of continuous improvement.  Owners that engage Jones Lang LaSalle to pursue advanced energy management programs can expect an average 3 percent annual decrease in energy use and cost in each of the first three years.

"ENERGY STAR partners such as Jones Lang LaSalle are leading the fight against global warming by improving the efficiency of their buildings and facilities," said Kathleen Hogan, director of EPA’s Climate Protection Partnership Division. "We applaud these efforts to help protect our global environment for generations to come."

Jones Lang LaSalle is committed to helping its clients save money through sustainability initiatives.  In April, Jones Lang LaSalle announced its own global carbon footprint as well as the total reduction of carbon emissions the firm helped its clients achieve in 2008. The firm reported that in 2008 it was responsible for emitting an estimated 44,000 metric tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere, equating to 3.2 tonnes per fulltime, non-reimbursable employee. During the same period, the firm helped clients reduce their carbon emissions by nearly 10 times that amount—more than 438,000 tonnes—and generated $95 million in energy savings for them.

Jones Lang LaSalle’s Energy and Sustainability Services professionals and management teams eliminated nearly 2.7 trillion British thermal units of energy consumption worldwide. This accomplishment resulted in reduced carbon emissions by an amount equal to the annual emissions of 80,000 cars or 40,000 households.  The company also reiterated its support of sustainability in its operations, evidenced by its acquisition of hybrid vehicles for its U.S. maintenance fleet as well as its continued support of ACT: A Cleaner Tomorrow, a firm wide program to educate and engage employees on environmentally conscious actions they can take at work and in their daily lives.

ENERGY STAR was introduced by EPA in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency. Today, the ENERGY STAR label can be found on more than 60 different kinds of products, new homes, and commercial and industrial buildings. Products and buildings that have earned the ENERGY STAR designation prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy-efficiency specifications set by the government. Last year alone, Americans, with the help of ENERGY STAR, saved about $19 billion on their energy bills while reducing the greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those of 29 million vehicles.
About Jones Lang LaSalle
Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate. The firm offers integrated services delivered by expert teams worldwide to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying or investing in real estate. With 2008 global revenue of $2.7 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle serves clients in 60 countries from 750 locations worldwide, including 180 corporate offices. The firm is an industry leader in property and corporate facility management services, with a portfolio of approximately 1.4 billion square feet worldwide. LaSalle Investment Management, the company’s investment management business, is one of the world’s largest and most diverse in real estate with more than $41 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit our Web site,