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JLL provides services that address the entire life cycle of a building – from the design and planning of buildings and on through to their construction, occupation, management, refurbishment and sale. We provide expert advice on how sustainability can be embedded at each of these stages to maximize value for our clients.
Energy and sustainability accredited professionals
We seek to apply our employees’ sustainability expertise to deliver the highest standards of client service. This ambition was demonstrated in 2013 when we became one of the world’s top employers of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accredited professionals and green associates. By the end of 2014, we had 1,531 such accredited professionals working in our teams around the world.
Leading the way through better performing buildings
We are driving improvements in the overall performance of our clients’ buildings. In 2014, our sustainability teams provided assistance on a total of 8,098 buildings. We have a strong record of achieving LEED and other building certifications for our clients, in some cases attaining certification levels beyond our clients’ original aspirations. In 2014, we assisted our clients in achieving a total of 87 green building certifications, an increase of 14% compared to the previous year. These certifications covered 18,064,978 square feet (1,678,293 square meters).
Throughout 2014, JLL was heavily involved in a global research project led by the World Green Building Council, aimed at better understanding the relationship between workplace and employees in office buildings. Our experts sat
on the project’s steering group and technical committees. We also had key input to the working groups tasked with reviewing global research and providing insight on features that may improve productivity and well-being.
Our occupation of green buildings
Wherever possible, we seek to implement green building practices. At the end of 2014, 17% of our offices had green building or fit-out certifications such as LEED, BREEAM or RICS SKA. A further 47% of offices in our portfolio had green building principles (without a certification). These numbers are rising as we increase our occupation of green buildings as a proportion of our total office portfolio.
62% of our offices had alternative workplace strategies. These options include approaches such as hot-desking, evolved open-plan environments, flexi-time and making use of communications technologies to support remote working. Making best use of these strategies can serve to reduce costs, improve productivity and drive efficient use of space. Furthermore, these practices are also beneficial to the individual by promoting a healthy work-life balance and supporting well-being.