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Maitland Promenade I First Building in Orlando to Earn LEED EB Status

Jones Lang LaSalle managed five-month certification process for 228,009 square-foot building


ORLANDO, March 25, 2010 — Jones Lang LaSalle’s independent subsidiary LaSalle Investment Management (“LaSalle”) has been awarded LEED® EB Gold certification for Maitland Promenade I, a 228,009-square-foot office building located at 485 N Keller Road in Maitland, Fla. The 10-year-old building earned LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council under the Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance standard.

This is Orlando’s first existing commercial building to achieve LEED certification.  Jones Lang LaSalle manages the building and served as project manager along with consultant Servidyne to gain the LEED certification.

“LaSalle recognizes that buildings can have a significant impact on the environment, and prioritizes operating sustainable facilities,” said Eric Hines, Associate, LaSalle Investment Management.  “Maitland Promenade I is a key example of this, as the improvements made to the facility over the past two years have shaped the building into a market leader in Orlando for energy and operational efficiencies.”

“Jones Lang LaSalle's focus as property manager is on driving value and energy savings on behalf of our clients,” said Melissa Hazlewood, Vice President, Jones Lang LaSalle.  “With ENERGY STAR certification and now the first LEED EB Gold certification in Orlando, this property is positioned as market leader.”

To gain LEED Gold certification, the LaSalle/JLL/Servidyne team developed and implemented a program that included:
  • Retro-commissioning the building systems to enhance energy performance
  • Energy efficiency improvements that raised the building’s ENERGY STAR score to 87, indicating that the building uses 36 percent less energy per square foot than an average office buildings
  • Installation of a well pump for irrigation with the cooperation of the City, eliminating the use of City potable water for irrigation
  • Installation of variable speed drives for pumps and fans to reduce motor energy use
  • Installation of  advanced ventilation system controls to enhance indoor air quality while minimizing cooling of excess outside air

This accomplishment will position Maitland Promenade I more favorably to current and future tenants who want to practice environmental sustainability,” said the building’s leasing manager, Michael Phipps, Senior Vice President, CB Richard Ellis.

About LaSalle
LaSalle Investment Management, Inc., a member of the Jones Lang LaSalle group (NYSE: JLL), is a leading global real estate investment manager, with approximately $40 billion of assets under management of private and public property equity investments. LaSalle is active across a range of real estate capital and operating markets including private and public, debt and equity and our clients include public and private pension funds, insurance companies, governments, endowments and private individuals from across the globe.  For more information, visit www.lasalle.com.
About LEED

The U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) green building certification system is the foremost program for the design, construction and operation of green buildings. LEED-certified buildings minimize energy and water use; reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and contribute to a healthier environment for residents, workers and the larger community.
USGBC was co-founded by current President and CEO Rick Fedrizzi, who spent 25 years as a Fortune 500 executive.  Under his leadership, the organization has become the preeminent green building, membership, policy, standards, influential, education and research organization in the nation.  For more information, visit www.usgbc.org.

About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices. EPA provides an innovative energy performance rating system and also recognizes top performing buildings with the ENERGY STAR. For more information please visit www.energystar.gov.

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 2009 global revenue of $2.5 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 $40 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit our Web site, www.joneslanglasalle.com.