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KPMG’s Offices at Two Financial Center Earn LEED Gold Status


BOSTON, November 11, 2010 — KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm, has received gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for its new 96,000-square-foot offices at Two Financial Center. The six floors of energy efficient, environmentally friendly and customized space serve as KPMG’s new Boston headquarters. Jones Lang LaSalle served as construction manager for the project.

“From the very first day we started planning our move to Two Financial Center, our goal was to ensure this space would be as environmentally friendly as we could make it for our employees, clients and neighbors,” said KPMG Boston office managing partner Pat Canning. “Achieving LEED gold status within the first six months reflects how determined we were in reaching that goal.”
 
KPMG is the anchor tenant in the new 220,000-square-foot mid-rise office tower. Two Financial is the first new building constructed in the city’s Financial District since 2003.  Jones Lang LaSalle served as construction manager for the project.
 
To achieve LEED gold status, numerous sustainable design features had to be implemented, according to Canning. Water efficient plumbing fixtures and appliances were selected to reduce water use by 40 percent more than is called for under the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines. Highly-efficient light fixtures, lighting controls, and Energy Star rated equipment were used to dramatically reduce energy consumption and save operating expenses. Lighting power density achieved was 25% more than the LEED standard.
 
More than 90 percent of the waste typically generated during construction was diverted from landfills through recycling and reuse. All new materials have an aggregate recycled content of more than 25 percent, and more than 50 percent come from within 500 miles of the job site. 
    
Jones Lang LaSalle’s construction team was led by Project Executive Steven Wassersug and Senior Construction Manager Dana Griffin. The superintendents were Kevin Mealey and John Kirk, with Chris Hardiman as the head estimator. Perkins+Will is the project architect and AHA Consulting Engineers the engineer.
 
“In terms of its offices being environmentally friendly, KPMG has set the bar high,” said Jones Lang LaSalle Project Executive Steven Wassersug.  “It was a pleasure working with the entire KPMG team on this project, and being given the opportunity to construct a state of the art facility that truly embraces sustainable design and construction.”
 
About KPMG LLP
 
KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm (www.us.kpmg.com), is the U.S. member firm of KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International.”)  KPMG International’s member firms have 140,000 professionals, including more than 7,900 partners, in 146 countries.
 
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 1.6 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 $38 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit our website, www.joneslanglasalle.com.