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Parsippany, NJ

Jones Lang LaSalle Earns LEED Silver Certification for Interior Build Out of Its Parsippany Office

Office is one of six in New Jersey to achieve LEED Silver or Higher for commercial
Interiors


Parsippany, N.J., November 20, 2009 — Jones Lang LaSalle recently achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for the interior build-out of its Parsippany, N.J., office. The office is one of only six in New Jersey listed as having received LEED Silver or higher certification for commercial interiors.
 
LEED is the mostly widely recognized standard for the design, construction and operation of high-performance, green buildings. Certification for Commercial Interiors, such as Jones Lang LaSalle achieved, was designed to address the specific needs of tenant spaces, primarily in office, retail and institutional buildings. According to USGBC, LEED for Commercial Interiors gives the power of making sustainable choices to tenants and designers, who do not always have control over whole building operations, to produce a healthy, productive place to work.
 
Jones Lang LaSalle’s Project and Development Services (PDS) group managed the interior build out project with  internal LEED Accredited Professionals, including Heather Kellogg,  coordinating the process. The certification process, which took approximately one year to complete with submissions and approvals, was included in  the interior build out’s schedule, as well as the overall budget for the project.
 
“In the past, LEED certification was focused on new buildings in the planning and construction phase, but in the past year there has been an increased emphasis on certification of existing buildings and interior spaces—particularly in New Jersey, where the office inventory is older,” Kellogg said. “Jones Lang LaSalle pursued certification of our office space as part of our firmwide commitment to leading the industry in energy and sustainability, and to show other tenants how we can help them create a workplace that is environmentally conscious and enhances employee productivity.”
 
The build-out project is part of national initiative by Jones Lang LaSalle to consider LEED certification for commercial interiors in each of its offices nationwide, and to pursue certification when it makes financial sense to do so. The Silver certification for commercial interior construction was achieved with tactics such as:
 
• Installing low-flow plumbing fixtures to reduce water consumption by more than 40 percent.
 
• Diverting more than 90 percent of the construction waste away from the landfills by recycling, salvaging or donating the materials that would have otherwise been thrown away.
 
• Purchasing materials from regional manufacturers to reduce the environmental impact of shipping materials long distances.
 
“We are committed to promoting sustainability around the globe and here in New Jersey, and there is no better place to start than in our own office,” said Jon Meisel, managing director of Jones Lang LaSalle and a LEED Accredited Professional. “The strategies we pursued to make this office more sustainable also promote collaboration and the health and well-being of our professionals, factors which enable superior client service delivery.” 
 
Jones Lang LaSalle’s ACT: A Cleaner Tomorrow initiative consistently engages the company’s branches in sustainability practices, including pursuing LEED certification at their offices and participating in events such as Earth Day and Earth Hour. The company has more than 540 LEED accredited professional on staff globally, including 17 located in New Jersey.
 
In 2008, Jones Lang LaSalle documented $95 million in energy savings, reduced 438,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions, saved 790 million kWh of energy, provided more than 20,000 facilities with specialized energy services and managed 73 LEED projects, totaling more than 35 million square feet.
 
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 $37 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit our Web site, www.joneslanglasalle.com.
 
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