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Global Sustainability Perspective


EUREF Campus | Berlin, Germany

As the sustainability consultant and LEED auditor, JLL helps a new 15 000 sqm 10-story office building achieve LEED platinum – the highest green building rating

The office building is set within the EUREF-Campus, a sustainable brownfield neighbourhood development in south-central Berlin. At its completion in 2020, the Campus will host 25 green buildings with a total floor area of 165,000 sqm. JLL was involved from the very early stages of the project and was able to impact the construction process and building design to achieve an outstanding sustainability outcome.

Key sustainability features

  • Concrete-core activation heating and cooling system using the thermal mass of the concrete to provide stable indoor temperatures throughout the year
  • Triple-glazed façade with integrated blinds
  • Building management system which displays energy consumption in real-time in building lobby
  • 25% recycled content used in construction materials
  • Low emission building products throughout the building
  • Green roof and sensor operated water fixtures contribute to water efficiency
  • Educational programme for tenants designed to make occupiers aware of the green building features and how they can contribute
  • On-site biogas fuelled combined heat and power installation serving the entire campus

Chifley Tower | Sydney, Australia

JLL and the ESD consultant play a key role in future-proofing this iconic office tower to maintain market competitiveness – achieving a NABERS 4.5 star energy rating

JLL worked with owner GIC to reduce the long-term environmental footprint of the 65,000 sqm building. Minimising disruption through careful planning and working closely with the in-house project team, JLL helped to achieve the goal of a NABERS 4.5 star energy rating. Chifley Tower wins 2015 CTBUH (The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat) Performance Award.

Key sustainability features

  • Cooling system converted from a floor-by-floor into a centralised chilled water system
  • Introduction of five tenancy control zones on refurbished floors to allow for greater control of air conditioning supply.
  • Building Management System (BMS) upgraded with a new control system and new graphic interfaces for improved monitoring and reporting
  • Building control strategy optimised through modelling and testing of air conditioning system and tenant comfort
  • Energy efficient T5 lamps in in tenant area and LED lighting in common areas
  • Overall electricity consumption cut by more than half
  • 6.5% energy cost savings annually despite rise in electricity tariffs
  • Water sub-metering and optimised waste management system

Lei Shing Hong (LSH) Plaza | Beijing, China

Working in partnership with anchor tenants, JLL helped achieve LEED Gold certification for Existing Buildings, allowing the complex to remain competitive

JLL worked with four anchor tenants of the 175,000 sqm office complex in Beijing’s Wangjing International Business District – Microsoft, Daimler, Caterpillar, and Nestle – on a year-long project to achieve LEED Gold certification, using its deep understanding of how large office premises can be improved beyond their original design. The project allowed the building to remain competitive when compared to newer developments, delivering improved indoor environment quality, energy performance and, importantly, tenant satisfaction.

Key sustainability features

  • Installed variable speed drives (VSD) for the chilled water pumps
  • Installed sophisticated real-time cooling load management system
  • A detailed building energy consumption analysis which led to an Energy Star rating of 88 (within the top12% of comparable buildings)
  • Changed all car park lighting to LED lights
  • Water consumption reduced by 21% through the installation of water economisers and enhanced cooling tower water management.
  • Waste management and recycling audits
  • Introduction of a shuttle bus service to the local subway, reducing conventional commuter traffic by occupants by 75%.
  • Sustainable consumables purchases and green cleaning measures

Dressbarn and Ascena Retail Group, | Mahwah, New Jersey

JLL leads the renovation and new construction of this 18,000 sqm property transforming it into a campus-like environment and achieving LEED Gold certification.

The office premises were developed on an existing site. The campus complex, consisting of a renovated 13,000 sqm and a newly constructed 5,000 sqm office building, achieved LEED Gold certification, and demonstrated that sustainability is not an ‘add-on’ but an integral part of good design practices. Aside from environmental features, such as energy efficient lighting, air purification, and efficient landscaping, there was a focus on employee well-being, demonstrated by the introduction of a range of onsite facilities for employees and integration into existing local infrastructure.

Key sustainability features

  • 85% of the existing building’s floor and external wall area was reused, reducing construction waste and the need for new materials.
  • Provision of private shuttle service to train station and New York City
  • Low consumption water fixtures reduced water use by 41%
  • Energy efficient lighting through installation of low-energy fixtures and occupancy and daylight sensors.
  • Efficient landscaping with no artificial irrigation
  • Skylights and an atrium improved lighting quality and savings
  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) eliminated through use of bi-polar air ionisation purification technology
  • Employee wellbeing boosted through new community garden, a wellness centre, a cafeteria and engagement

Green buildings: Expertise in action

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