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Sustainability insights & intelligence

We publish regular sustainability intellig​ence on JLL Real Views and the JLL Green Blog, as well as stand-alone thought leadership pieces, the latest of which you can find here.​​

UKGBC - Capturing the Value of Sustainability

The UKGBC report, in sponsorship with JLL, focuses on the wider business case for sustainability. The report provides insight to help empower businesses and individuals to make the business case for improving the environmental and social impact of their activities. The guidance offered in the report will enable businesses to measure and demonstrate the potential value that can be derived from investing in sustainability.


2018 Sustainability Predictions

Our 2018 sustainability predictions outlines the top five sustainability and innovation trends we expect to impact our clients over the year. This year we look at the impact of minimum energy standards, technological developments and the government’s agenda on the property sector.


Manage your EPC risk

We can help you with risk assessment, property management and EPC uprating.

From April 2018, it is unlawful for properties ​with F or G rated Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) to be let in England and Wales. Whether it is due diligence, a lease event, planned maintenance or implementing EPC improvements, JLL can help you integrate EPC risk management into your asset and property management activities.


Building the Business Case: Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Green Offices

This latest exciting report on this topic comprises a set of case studies and spot-lights on data-driven action and research by global companies, green building councils and professional organizations on healthy buildings, and provides case study evidence of the positive impact of healthy design features on business’ financial performance.

The new report stemmed from the Offices Working Group of the World GBC Better Places for People Campaign, chaired by Beth Ambrose, Upstream Sustainability Services. It follows the influential 2014 report - led by the World GBC and part-sponsored by JLL - providing guidance on the design features which result in the most productive environment for building users, and key metrics to assess building impact and performance.

Learn more

Read the pres​s release: Green offices that keep staff healthy and happy are improving productivity & boosting businesses’ bottom line, finds report.

Find out more about how you can improve your buildings and business performance.

2017 Sustainability trends for the property sector

After a tumultuous 2016, here are JLL’s 10 sustainability predictions for what the next 12 months may hold for the world of sustainable real estate. We have also reviewed those trends we identified this time last year to assess how well we did at predicting how 2016 would turn out:

  • Enlightened city and regional leaders will unlock opportunities from the green economy
  • A populist approach to climate change will emerge
  • Corporates and investors focus on tackling inequality
  • Prudent landlords should act early on the minimum energy efficiency regulations
  • Companies lead the way in reducing carbon emissions, using science based targets
  • The property sector will catch up on the use of inventive, high impact communications
  • The industry will invest in digital innovations, but will not make the most of big data
  • Our understanding of the circular economy grows, with the housing sector taking the lead
  • The emphasis will shift from healthier spaces to healthier places
  • Cities focus on tackling air pollution


Clearing the path to Integrated Reporting

JLL has developed an Integrated Thinking and Reporting Toolkit© to guide companies in their approach towards successful integration of sustainability into their business strategy, whatever stage they are at. Published 2016.


2016 Sustainability Predictions

Our 2016 Sustainability Predictions outlines the trends we expect to impact our clients over the course of 2016. From carbon to community and everything in-between, read what we predicted, as well as our views on whether or not our 2015 predictions came true. Published 2016.


The Big Eight for UK Real Estate

The Big Eight for UK Real Estate report examines key sustainability megatrends predicted to impact real estate within the next decade. The report provides practical guidance on how to prepare for these trends and deliver long-term value. Published 2015.


Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Offices

JLL co-sponsored and contributed significantly to the World Green Building Council’s report on Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Offices. JLL is also involved in the Better Places for People campaign established to take forward these principles. Published 2014.


Putting the Pieces Together

JLL looks at the major developments in non-financial reporting and sustainability communications, and analyses the implications for the real estate sector. Published 2014.


The Path to 2050

JLL examines whether the industry is on track to meet the UK Government’s target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050. Published 2014.


A Tale of Two Buildings

A Tale of Two Buildings’ report from JLL and Better Buildings Partnership emphasises the importance of measuring and achieving reductions in actual energy consumption. We tell the tale of two buildings with very different EPC ratings and uncover which is actually more energy efficient. Published 2012.


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