A recent announcement from Jones Lang LaSalle showed that it plans to drop energy usage massively at various buildings it runs.
The plan, part of the "Better Buildings Challenge" from the White House, noted that the company will cut energy use by 20 percent by 2020 for its 98 million square feet of property. Both President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton were on hand for the announcement regarding the challenge, which occurred at the White House.
"Energy efficiency in buildings makes good business sense and good environmental sense," said Colin Dyer, chief executive officer of Jones Lang LaSalle. "As a leading provider of energy services for the built environment across the United States and worldwide, Jones Lang LaSalle is well equipped to meet or exceed our 20 percent energy reduction goal, for ourselves and our clients."
The program aims to use $4 billion to produce thousands of new jobs, as well as cut energy costs across the country by as much as $40 million, the report added.