Chicago — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named Jones Lang LaSalle 2011 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year.
Chicago — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named Jones Lang LaSalle 2011 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year. The 2011 Partner of the Year Awards recognize organizations that use energy efficiently in facility operations, integrate superior energy management into overall organizational strategy, and promote the use of ENERGY STAR programs and tools among staff, clients and tenants. This marks the third time that Jones Lang LaSalle has been named ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year.
According to Peter Belisle, Americas president of energy and sustainability services at Jones Lang LaSalle, the company’s participation in ENERGY STAR and promotion of its benefits helped Jones Lang LaSalle save $128 million in energy costs and reduce greenhouses gases by 563,000 tons on behalf of clients in 2010.
An ENERGY STAR Partner since 1998, Jones Lang LaSalle was named Partner of the Year for the first time in 2007, again in 2010, and now for the third time in 2011. The firm’s accomplishments will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on April 12.
Key accomplishments that led to Jones Lang LaSalle’s selection as 2011 Partner of the Year include:
- Maintaining 100% participation in ENERGY STAR across all investor-owned and retail mall properties.
- Earning the ENERGY STAR for 118 managed properties representing more than 43 million square feet, an increase of more than 25% over 2009.
- Reducing energy consumption by 5% across a managed portfolio in excess of 150 million square feet.
- Training more than 200 property professionals on energy management best practices and ENERGY STAR resources to ensuring that a strategic approach to energy management is implemented at properties across the country.