Our work with clients presents the biggest opportunity for JLL to make a difference. Since buildings account for about 40% of global energy consumption, the real estate services industry has an important role to play in addressing sustainability challenges. The 4 billion square feet of space that JLL manages globally for our clients gives us the opportunity to develop industry-leading strategies, tools and technologies that significantly improve energy efficiency, societal impacts and cost savings.
JLL’s more than 220 sustainability professionals advise our clients on renewable energy projects, green building practices, energy management programs, and socio-economic impact assessments as a few examples. We are increasingly seeking to embed sustainability considerations across all of our service lines, so that we can continue offering differentiated and forward-thinking solutions to our clients. LaSalle Investment Management also plays a role by incorporating sustainability into the $56.4 billion of assets that it acquires and manages for clients. Integrating sustainability into the advice we give enables our clients to own, occupy, invest in and develop healthier and more productive places and cities that are less costly to operate.
See our 2015 Global Sustainability Report for more information.
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