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LaSalle Investment Management Earns LEED EB Gold Certification for the World Trade Center in Denver

Jones Lang LaSalle managed the six-month certification process for the 792,031 square-foot towers


DENVER, June 29, 2010 — LaSalle Investment Management has been awarded LEED® Gold certification for World Trade Center Denver, the 792,031-square-foot Class A property consisting of dual office towers. Located at 1625 and 1675 Broadway in downtown Denver, the 30-year-old towers earned LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council under the Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance (EB: OM) v3 2009 standard.

With this property, LaSalle Investment Management has received LEED certification for 16 properties, and LEED Gold for six properties. This is the first building in Colorado to receive certification under this newest and most stringent standard that now requires 60 points for gold.

Jones Lang LaSalle manages and leases the building, and CTG Energetics, Inc. served as project manager to gain the LEED Gold certification.

“Gaining LEED Gold certification at World Trade Center Denver demonstrates our commitment to providing a workplace that promotes environmental sustainability, energy efficiency, lower operating costs and the health and well-being for all occupants,” said Allison McFaul, Senior Vice President, LaSalle Investment Management, Inc.  “At a time when more and more tenants look for green space in buildings that are well-located and well-run, this building stands out.” McFaul went on to say, “In the current competitive office market, these operational and productivity benefits represent a powerful differentiator to tenants at World Trade Center.”

“LEED certification is still fairly rare among multi-tenant office buildings, even though most tenants say they support it,” said Matthew Vadovic, General Manager and Vice President at Jones Lang LaSalle. “Allison McFaul and LaSalle Investment Management, Inc. deserve recognition for investing the time and money to make The World Trade Center Denver one of the greenest buildings in the city.”

To gain LEED Gold certification, LaSalle Investment Management, Inc. and the Jones Lang LaSalle management team partnered with CTG Energetics, Inc. to develop and implement a program that included:
  • Improvements that raised World Trade Center’s ENERGY STAR score to 97, ranking the property amongst the top 3 percent of comparable buildings in energy efficiency.

  • Implementation of a customized, data-driven on-going commissioning program to enable continuous optimization of building systems performance going forward, minimizing energy cost and increasing occupancy comfort.

  • Replaced 315 water closets with low flow devices to reduce water usage by approximately 19 percent which resulted in a cost savings of approximately 27 percent.  All discarded materials were recycled during this process.

  • A single-stream recycling program that has resulted in more than 56 percent of the property’s waste stream being recycled, the equivalent of saving about 170 mature trees and 5,039 gallons of oil each month.

“Achieving LEED Gold certification is only the first step in our ongoing efforts to reduce operating costs,” said Vadovic, “We recognize that in addition to reducing environmental impact, efficient building operations and energy and resource reduction initiatives can lower operating costs and enhance World Trade Center’s value and competitive position in the Denver market.”

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.
For more information, visit www.usgbc.org.

About Jones Lang LaSalle
Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a financial and professional services firm specialising 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 1.6 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 approximately $40 billion of assets under management.

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.