Property firm cuts energy use in UK offices

Property firm JLL announced it has reduced its energy consumption at its UK offices by 38% per employee. The company claims the figure is “well above” the 10% target it […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

Property firm JLL announced it has reduced its energy consumption at its UK offices by 38% per employee.

The company claims the figure is “well above” the 10% target it has set globally.

The reduction is the result of its UK sustainability strategy called ‘Building for Tomorrow’ launched last year, which set 15 targets across four categories including client leadership and workplace.

JLL claims it has met and in some cases, exceeded 80% of its 2015 targets.

To achieve the goals the firm launched a mandatory sustainability training programme for its staff and delivered more than 7,500 hours of training.

The firm adds it advised more than 100 clients on sustainability and its Energy Reduction Programme helped save £1.35 million on energy costs last year.

In addition, its experts advised on 87 projects with the potential to reduce CO2 by 2.6 million metric tons once completed.

Guy Grainger, CEO at JLL UK, said: “Building for Tomorrow was born from our desire to put sustainability at the heart of everything we do. Given the fact that buildings account for 35% of global emissions, we have a vital role to play in reducing the environmental impact of our sector.”