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Sustainability research

Sustainability is a core research topic at JLL. Our teams around the world have been generating a growing body of technical and strategic research and valuable insights since we launched our first report in Australia in 2004. Our aim is to provide investors, occupiers, developers and property managers with both practical analysis of real estate sustainability issues and with longer term views as to the key trigger points in the evolution of the green building movement. Our research emphasises cost and performance issues, legislation, user attitudes and technical solutions, and utilises the unique body of evidence provided by our Energy and Sustainability Services and Consulting Groups.

Across the globe, sustainable real estate has become a key issue for corporate real estate executives and investors. Some markets have seen this movement for many years, while other markets are only just witnessing the emergence of this phenomenon that is gradually becoming imperative everywhere. Catering to the various stages of market maturity and relevant issues, JLL has published topical analyses, white papers and surveys across its major markets worldwide.

Latest Report

Perspectives on Sustainability: Results of the 2009 Global Survey on Corporate Real Estate and Sustainability

Perspectives on Sustainability: Results of the 2009 Global Survey on Corporate Real Estate and Sustainability, November 2009

The third annual CoreNet Global and JLL sustainability survey, conducted in September and October 2009 shows that CRE executives are more willing to invest in the sustainability of owned space, despite economic pressures, but remain focused on cost savings and are reluctant to pay more rent for leased "green" space. Click below to read the summary of the survey findings.

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Global Reports

Perspectives on Sustainability: Results of the 2009 Global Survey on Corporate Real Estate and Sustainability Perspectives on Sustainability: Results of the 2009 Global Survey on Corporate Real Estate and SustainabilityNovember 2009
Perspectives on Sustainability: Results of the 2008 Global Survey on Corporate Real Estate and SustainabilityOctober 2008
Global Trends in Sustainable Real Estate: An Occupier's PerspectiveFebruary 2008


Sustainability: A Guide for the Corporate Real Estate Executive (USA)April 2008
Shedding Light on Green Roofs (USA)October 2007
Insurance as Efficient as the Building (USA)September 2007
Energy Strategies for the 21st Century (USA) December 2006

Asia Pacific

The Green Phoenix: A Flight to Quality in Challenging Times (Australia)April 2009
Is the Green Light On in Hong Kong? (Hong Kong)February 2009
The Business Case for Sustainable Real Estate Development in Asia (Asia)November 2008
Building Momentum: A Survey of Sustainability in China's Real Estate Market (China)October 2008
Greenomics: Cost Efficiency of Green Buildings in India (India)September 2008
Sustainability: The Measurement and Reporting Challenge (Australia)February 2008
Greener Pastures: Sustainable Industrial Property (Australia)November 2007
Is China Ready to Take the LEED? (China)November 2007
Sustainable Real Estate Development in India: The Cost of Indifference (India)October 2007
Sustainable Leases: Documenting an Understanding (Australia)September 2007
Sustainability Roadmap: An Occupier's Journey (Australia)August 2007
Real Estate Sustainability: A Singapore Perspective (Singapore)August 2007
Sustainability 101 (New Zealand)June 2007
Sustainability in Property: Are Investors Taking Note? (Australia)June 2007
Sustainable Real Estate Development in China - The Cost of Indifference (China) March 2007
People, Planet, Profit: Property (Australia)March 2007
Sustainability: Bridging the Knowledge Gap (Australia)February 2007
Future-Proofing New Zealand's Commercial Property For A Sustainable Tomorrow (New Zealand) July 2006
Assessing the Value of Sustainability (Australia) February 2006
Commercial Property Going Green (Australia)April 2004

Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)

Sustainable Real Estate Occupiers Guide (Netherlands)December 2008
Green Building Rating Systems: Going Beyond the Labels (UK)October 2008
Ankerpunkte der Nachhaltigkeit (Germany) (in German only)June 2008
Sustaining Value (UK)May 2008
Building Energy Rating: Ready to Take Stock? (UK)February 2008
Ökologische Nachhaltigkeit von Büroimmobilien (Germany) (in German only)January 2008
Energieeffizienz (Germany) (in German only)August 2007
Sustainability, Regulation and You! (UK)June 2007
La démarche HQE dans l'immobilier tertiaire: la naissance de l'économie durable (France) (in French only)January 2007