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Chicago Hits The EBies


We snapped JLL Chicagoan Bob Best (center) at the EBies, Urban Green Council's annual awards for existing buildings, held this week at the Hard Rock in NYC. He's flanked by Jean Savitsky of JLL's New York office and Urban Green Council executive director Russell Unger. Jean worked with Bob on a Miami project for which Bob was nominated for best lighting retrofit (the one award Daniel Day Lewis won't ever win), replacing the halide lights that covered Miami Tower with LED lights, a similar system to that recently installed on the Empire State Building. The project reduces the Miami building's lighting costs by $300k/year and will pay for itself in fewer than four years.