CHICAGO, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE: JLL) a 2012 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award in recognition of its continued leadership in protecting our environment through energy efficiency. Jones Lang LaSalle's accomplishments will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on March 15, 2012, which marks the 20th anniversary of ENERGY STAR.
Jones Lang LaSalle, an ENERGY STAR partner since 1998, will be honored for its long-term commitment to energy efficiency in its operations and on behalf of clients. Among other accomplishments, Jones Lang LaSalle:
- Manages more than 1,250 properties with ENERGY STAR ratings, representing over 230 million square feet
- Manages more than 150 properties with ENERGY STAR labels
- Helps building owners save more than $100 million in energy costs per year
- Employs more than 900 LEED Accredited Professionals and Green Associates; and employs more than 1,000 professionals worldwide with some form of energy or sustainability credential
- Has committed to help owners reduce energy consumption 20 percent or more by 2020 at buildings totaling 98 million square feet
Prior to gaining the Sustained Excellence Award, Jones Lang LaSalle was named ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year in 2007, 2010 and 2011.
"ENERGY STAR is a universally recognized and respected mark of quality in energy efficiency," said Jones Lang LaSalle President & CEO Colin Dyer, who will accept the award on behalf of the firm at the March 16 ceremony. "Receiving the Sustained Excellence Award underscores our dedication to reducing energy consumption on behalf of our clients and in our own operations."
"We see interest in ENERGY STAR participation increasing at a rapid pace across every client segment, from investor owners of multi-tenant buildings to corporate owner-occupiers to public-sector organizations to universities and hospitals," said Dan Probst, Chairman of Energy and Sustainability Services at Jones Lang LaSalle. "Our partnership with ENERGY STAR has helped us lead the way to a more energy-efficient future."
Over the past 20 years, American families and businesses have saved nearly $230 billion on utility bills and prevented greenhouse gas emissions equal to those from more than 350 million vehicles with help from ENERGY STAR.
The 2012 Sustained Excellence Awards are given to a select group of organizations that have exhibited outstanding leadership year after year. These winners have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by setting and achieving aggressive goals, employing innovative approaches, and showing others what can be achieved through energy efficiency. These awards recognize ongoing leadership across the ENERGY STAR program including energy-efficient products, services, new homes and buildings in the commercial, industrial and public sectors. Award winners are selected from about 20,000 organizations that participate in the ENERGY STAR program.
"As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the ENERGY STAR program, EPA is proud to recognize Jones Lang LaSalle with the 2012 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award," said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. "Jones Lang LaSalle and all our ENERGY STAR award winners are helping Americans find cost-effective ways to save energy in everything we do, which is good for our climate, our health, and our future."
About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency. Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, ENERGY STAR offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money and help protect the environment for future generations. About 20,000 organizations are ENERGY STAR partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes, buildings and businesses. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit www.energystar.gov or call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937).
About Jones Lang LaSalle
Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE: JLL) is a financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate. The firm offers integrated services delivered by expert teams worldwide to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying or investing in real estate. With 2011 global revenue of $3.6 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle serves clients in 70 countries from more than 1,000 locations worldwide, including 200 corporate offices. The firm is an industry leader in property and corporate facility management services, with a portfolio of approximately 2.1 billion square feet worldwide. LaSalle Investment Management, the company's investment management business, is one of the world's largest and most diverse in real estate with $47.7 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit our website, www.joneslanglasalle.com.
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