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Greenprint Foundation Launches Greenprint Performance Report™ Volume 2

Jones Lang LaSalle supports Foundation


London, 20 July 2011 Greenprint Foundation, a worldwide alliance of leading real estate owners, investors, financial institutions and other stakeholders committed to reducing carbon emissions across the global property industry, has announced the release of Volume 2, 2010 of its Greenprint Performance Report™.  The announcement was made by Charles B. Leitner III, Greenprint’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
 
Commenting on the launch, Matthew Tippett, Director in Jones Lang LaSalle’s Energy and Sustainability team, said: “Jones Lang LaSalle is a member of the Greenprint Foundation and is also commissioned to provide the measurement systems and analysis services underpinning the Greenprint Performance Report, building on the expertise gained through our decade of experience in sustainability measurement, monitoring and benchmarking. Whilst the improved performance highlighted in the report is welcome, the other less obvious benefit is that Greenprint Members and the wider industry are beginning to appreciate the sophisticated approach needed to assess building performance – in particular understanding the roles and responsibilities of owners and occupiers in multi-let buildings.”
 
The Greenprint Performance Report marks the first report in which Greenprint Foundation members can measure their relative progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions over time. The Greenprint portfolio analysed in Volume 2 is substantially larger than that in Volume 1, including 1,623 properties (a 170% increase) and 31 million square metres of commercial space (a 93% increase).  For this and subsequent volumes the name of the Report has changed to the Greenprint Performance Report from the Greenprint Carbon Index so as not to limit the presentation and analysis of the wide range of sources that contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. 
 
Greenprint Performance Report Volume 2 highlights include:
 
  • Greenhouse gas emissions decreased 0.7% from 2009 to 2010 on a like-for-like portfolio basis
  • Overall energy consumption of the Greenprint portfolio also decreased 0.7% from 2009 on a like-for-like portfolio basis.
  • The proportion of energy from renewable sources essentially has remained the same from 2009 to 2010

With two reporting periods available to compare, the Greenprint Performance Report provides expanded information and analysis that form the base for a true performance index.  The Greenprint Carbon IndexTM (GCX), which is found on page 23 of the Report, has become a key component in the overall report and is a tool that will become more and more useful to the global property industry as the Foundation tracks its long term goal of reducing emissions 50% by 2030.

“Volume 2 of the Greenprint Performance Report reaffirms our members’ commitment to transparency, and comprehensively benchmarks their portfolios’ greenhouse gas emissions with the goal of taking actions to reduce their carbon footprint,” said Leitner. “I envision the Report as the real estate industry’s diary of the journey to dramatically change our impact on the global environment.  This is the second chapter in our story, with many more to come.”
 
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About Greenprint Foundation
 
Greenprint Foundation is a worldwide alliance of leading real estate owners, investors, and financial institutions and other industry stakeholders committed to reducing carbon emissions across the global property industry. Greenprint Foundation is a catalyst for change, taking meaningful, immediate, and measurable actions to generate solutions that improve energy efficiency while demonstrating the correlation with increased property values.  Greenprint focuses on reducing the carbon footprint of the built environment, which currently represents one third of all carbon emissions.  Greenprint works to achieve its carbon reduction goals through education and action.  The Greenprint Performance Report™ provides a consolidated view of its members’ participating portfolios, detailing their current carbon output and providing an important benchmark with which to measure progress in reducing carbon emissions. www.greenprintfoundation.org