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Jones Lang LaSalle reaches sustainability milestone

Number of sustainability accredited professionals now exceeds 300

January 2009 - Jones Lang LaSalle recently passed a milestone in its commitment to becoming a leader in environmental sustainability services: 333 sustainability-accredited professionals worldwide. The firm now has 325 Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design® Accredited Professionals (LEED® APs) and eight others accredited by BREEAM, NABERS Energy (formerly ABGR) and Green Star.
Jones Lang LaSalle’s Global Sustainability Commitment, announced in April 2008, included the goal to increase its number of accredited professionals to 200 in 2008 and to 500 by the end of 2009. In achieving 333 accreditations, the firm surpassed its 2008 target by 66 percent and is on track to reach 500 this year.
LEED APs can be found in every branch of the company’s comprehensive service capability. The majority of accredited professionals are located in the US; however, Jones Lang LaSalle also has LEED APs and accredited professionals in Australia, India, Singapore, China, Germany, the UK, Mexico and Hong Kong.
“Our clients increasingly recognize that a resource-efficient building promotes the health and well-being of its occupants, is better for the environment and makes good business sense,” said Lauralee Martin, LEED AP, Global Chief Operating and Financial Officer of Jones Lang LaSalle. “The future of commercial real estate is in sustainable buildings, and LEED accreditation reinforces our commitment to being the energy and sustainability leader in the sector.”
The firm is involved with over 116 LEED registered or certified projects worldwide, including 73 projects totaling 35 million square feet in the Americas region. In addition, Jones Lang LaSalle serves as leasing manager, property manager and facility manager of many LEED certified buildings.
“Our global reach, deep expertise and comprehensive range of real estate services make our firm a strong partner for owners whether they choose to pursue LEED certification or simply to make their buildings perform at peak energy efficiency with minimal financial investment,” said Dan Probst, Chairman of Energy and Sustainability Services at Jones Lang LaSalle.
Jones Lang LaSalle made substantial progress on other aspects of its Global Sustainability Commitment in 2008. One goal, to increase the firm’s investment in energy and sustainability expertise, was advanced by the development of several benchmarking and analysis tools and methods, as well as the expansion of employee expertise training via the newly established Sustainability University.
Jones Lang LaSalle’s ACT: A Cleaner Tomorrow initiative also progressed as the firm consistently engaged employees in following sustainable practices, gained or pursued LEED CI (Commercial Interior) certification at several of its U.S. offices, and participated in events such as Earth Day and Earth Hour.
Note: “LEED Accredited Professional” and related acronym, and the LEED AP logo are trademarks owned
by the U.S. Green Building Council and awarded to individuals under license by the Green Building
Certifi cation Institute.