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Top 10 Best Corporate Citizens Ranked

Ecolab, Campbell Soup and Microsoft are among the Top 10 Best Corporate Citizens, according to Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s fifth annual ranking. CR Magazine announced the top performers in the following sectors: business services, consumer items, consumer staples, energy, financial, healthcare, information technology, materials, media and entertainment, and utilities. By industry, … Read more »

Tridel CIO: Smart Buildings Can Cut Costs

There are a number of benefits for investing in smart buildings, and no one should build another “dumb” building, Ted Maulucci, CIO of Canada-based Tridel Group, said at a conference in Toronto earlier this month, according to Datacenter Dynamics. Maulucci noted the sustainability benefits derived from improved energy efficiency of … Read more »

How to Determine Smart Building Benefits, Costs, ROI

Smart building technology can be expensive, so building owners should look at several areas to achieve the best benefits and highest return on their investment, according to HPAC Engineering. In smart buildings, energy savings are tied to energy information systems, which are used to store, analyze and display building energy … Read more »

Top 10 Smart Building Myths Exposed

Although smart buildings have been proven to save energy, streamline facilities management and prevent expensive equipment failures, many property owners and investors do not see the value in smart buildings, so Jones Lang LaSalle created a graphic that discredits the top 10 smart building myths. A summary of the graphic … Read more »

Kellogg's

Kellogg’s Joins BICEP Coalition

Kellogg Company has joined Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy (BICEP) coalition to advocate for innovative climate and clean energy policies. BICEP, a project of Ceres, was launched in 2008 with a core group of five companies, including Starbucks, Nike and Timberland. It has since expanded to 32 leading … Read more »

WorldGBC Launches Project Definition

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) is launching a global project to help define the health and productivity benefits of green office buildings are being formally launched today. The group says the business benefits of greener, healthier buildings are being recognized by the real estate sector. The WorldGBC’s project aims … Read more »

Jones Lang LaSalle Saves Money, Cuts E-Waste with MarkITx

Jones Lang LaSalle has teamed up with MarkITx to help the real estate brokerage firm and its clients realize capital and operating costs savings by using MarkITx’s exchange for enterprise IT hardware. MarkITx is a marketplace for buying and selling used IT equipment. It will help Jones Lang LaSalle and … Read more »

JLL's smart building management

Why Smart Building Technology Is a ‘No-Brainer’

Pressure to manage costs, risks and energy consumption is pushing commercial building owners and investors to explore how smart building technologies can help a company’s triple bottom line — people, planet, profits — according to Jones Lang LaSalle’s latest report. The Changing Face of Smart Buildings: The Op-Ex Advantage, says … Read more »

IR

Investors to IR Firms: Disclose Materiality Assessment Processes

To further advance integrated reporting (IR), businesses should close perceived or actual information gaps by disclosing their materiality assessment process, say investors. To understand the strengths and shortfalls of IR from investors’ perspectives, the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) asked its pilot program investor network to critique reports from its … Read more »

peabody properties

Building Retrofits Generate $1m Annual Savings

Multifamily housing real estate firm Peabody Properties has reduced energy use by 5 million kilowatt hours, saving the real estate firm $1 million in electricity costs annually through a building retrofit program led by web-based utility analytics company WegoWise. The company now plans to expand its program with WegoWise to … Read more »

Smart Building

Top 10 Smart Building Myths

Property owners may understand the benefits of smart buildings, but often have misconceptions that they are a lot more expensive, are the same as green buildings, or that only new buildings can become smart and industrial facilities can not be made smart buildings. Jones Lang LaSalle’s smart building experts debunk … Read more »

Real Estate Industry Cuts Carbon Emissions 3.4%

Real Estate Industry Cuts Carbon Emissions 3.4%

Jones Lang LaSalle, Prudential Real Estate Investors, Starwood Hotels and Resorts and other global real estate firms cut their collective carbon emissions 3.4 percent between 2011 and 2012, says a report published by the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Greenprint Center for Building Performance. Buildings also reduced their energy consumption by … Read more »