It's time to change your perspective.
There are so many interesting and often untold facts and figures that can genuinely change how people think about green buildings. We have gathered a few case studies from our clients and our own operations to show how green buildings can enhance environmental, social and economic value. We hope they make you think about the the impact and benefits that green buildings can have on global emissions, energy, water, waste, health and wellbeing, and the economy.
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UK Green Building Council, we are proud to support World Green Building Week (26th Sep - 2nd Oct 2016).
In order to enhance their brand and demonstrate the value they bring to the local community and economy, JLL carried out a socio-economic impact assessment on Derwent London's, Buckley Building. We discovered that occupiers spent £1.1million annually in the local area which resulted in 10% increase in footfall and 6% increase in revenues for local businesses.
A number of high energy consuming assets in LaSalle's portfolio flagged a need to reduce costs. By entering 50 assets into JLL's Energy Reduction Programme, the property and facilities management team were able to deliver great results. They reduced energy consumption by 15% which far surpassed the 3% target. This resulted in £950,000 in savings; the cost of the programme was recovered within 1 year.
To achieve environmental improvements and cost savings, Queensgate Shopping Centre wanted to empower the retailers to collaborate and find solutions to assess and reduce the mall's impact. The Initiative included an audit and awards scheme for core sustainability components. Over 80% of retailers participated and they identified opportunities to save 4.2 GWh of energy, over 2900 tonnes of waste, and 3000 m3 of water.
JLL's head office at Warwick Street, London, puts more electricity into the grid than it takes from it, but not in the way you might think. In 2015, we saw a full year of our new office recycling system and our new partnership with Bywaters, our waste contractor. As well as greatly improving recycling levels, we introduced food waste recycling which along with non-recyclables, was used to create energy which returned 175,000 kWh to the grid, which is more than we use.
Reducing our paper usage required a culture shift in our business. We used a very engaging campaign using a "movie" storyline to explain the opportunities for paper saving and the results in could have. Movie posters, online character chats and electronic messages motivated staff to save paper by giving them facts of the current situation, giving them innovative alternatives to printing and telling them of company wide solutions that were being implemented. This all resulted in a 20% reduction in printing, 76% of staff printing less, and £20,000 saved in 3 months (£100,000 savings projected in the first year).
Four of JLL's UK employees have passed the challenging WELL AP credential exam. Beth Ambrose, Lora Brill, Alex Edds and Claire Racine join six North American JLL colleagues, who have also obtained the credential, which signifies extensive knowledge of human health and wellness in the built environment, and the WELL Building StandardTM. JLL has already supported a number of clients in North America to understand WELL, undertake WELL gap analyses, and achieve WELL certification, and this service is now being rolled out in the UK.
Demonstrating socio-economic value | Derwent London
Reducing costs and maximising income | LaSalle Investment Management
Growing Greener initiative | Queensgate Shopping Centre
Generating electricity and saving costs | JLL Head Office
Reducing paper usage across our UK offices | JLL
JLL is looking WELL | JLL
"Every day JLL gives advice to thousands of people about thousands of buildings. This gives us a unique perspective in the industry and an equally unique influence. I want us to really take advantage of this by helping our clients genuinely evaluate how we make buildings healthier and better connected with our communities and the natural environment while generating lasting value."
Sophie Walker, Head of Sustainability UK