The opportunities presented by green buildings go beyond energy efficiency. By promoting the health and well-being of occupants, making use of sustainably sourced construction materials and respecting local habitats, green buildings deliver value across the triple bottom line.

Green buildings in our services
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. In 2014, we assisted our clients in achieving a total of 87 green building certifications covering 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.

Green buildings in our operations
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). 62% of our offices had alternative workplace strategies. These options include approaches such as hotdesking, evolved open-plan environments, flexitime and making use of communications technologies to support remote working. Making best use of these strategies can serve to reduce costs, improve productivity and promote well-being.

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Review our 2014 annual highlights