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JLL's Dana Schneider
Is your building not green yet? (Or are you still wearing a Members Only jacket?) Consider yourself outdated. Dana Schneider, JLL’s Northeast market lead for energy and sustainability services, says it’s not just about attracting tenants, saving money, and increasing value—it’s also ensuring compliance with ever-increasing regs (think City initiatives like the Greener, Greater Buildings Plan). She’s been helping owners of many buildings figure out what’s most impactful for their assets and the cost for doing so. In most cases today, implementing sustainable measures is no more than a five-year payback, she says, and there are still many incentives available for owners from places like NYSERDA.
Empire State Building
The Empire State Building got its LEED cert in September by putting in place a replicable process for deep energy retrofits of existing buildings, created by a team of JLL, Clinton Climate Initiative,Johnson Controls, and the Rocky Mountain Institute. The result:guaranteed reduction of the building’s energy consumption by over 38%, saving $4.4M in energy costs annually (and a three-year payback, to boot). The team has brought this process to over 36 buildings nationally these past two years. And JLL has committed to developing plans to reduce energy in its managed portfolio of large buildings by 20% over the next 20 years—that's 100M SF.