At Greenbuild last month, Dan Probst from Jones Lang LaSalle discussed four advantages of applying Cradle to Cradle principles to the two billion square feet of real estate his firm operates:
- Helps clients optimize use of space, materials and energy
- Pushes demonstration projects like their landmark sustainability program at the Empire State Building and the energy retrofit of Moscone Center in San Francisco
- Helps to educate clients on the value of a green work place and how fresh air, thermal comfort, and a chemical free environment reduce absenteeism and make employees happier and more productive
- Drives clients’ dollars to suppliers who manufacture Cradle to Cradle Certified(CM) products
“We’re in a great position to have a tremendous opportunity to improve the performance of buildings while creating a better and healthier work environment. We push LEED, Energy Star, and Cradle to Cradle [Certified] because we’re in this for the long term and we want to ensure a healthy planet for our future generations,” said Probst.
The principles of Cradle to Cradle are vital to driving innovation and giving us a world with safe and healthy buildings and the products we use inside those buildings.
Thank you Dan, and Jones Lang LaSalle for leading the way!
Photo credit: Jiuguang Wang.