LaSalle’s global headquarters earns LEED CI gold certification

CHICAGO (July 14, 2016) – LaSalle announced today that its global headquarters at 333 West Wacker Drive in Chicago earned LEED Commercial Interiors (CI) Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for its office relocation project. The LEED Gold CI Certification applies specifically to LaSalle’s office space on the 23rd floor at 333 West Wacker Drive.

The Leadership in Energy and Efficient Design (LEED) rating system, developed by the USGBC, is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.

Jason Kern, LaSalle Americas CEO, said: “Achieving LEED CI Gold Certification for our Chicago headquarters accomplishes one of the goals we established when LaSalle decided to create a new and dynamic global headquarters. Sustainability of our business operations is a key focus for LaSalle, and LEED certification for our headquarters demonstrates our commitment to sustainable and energy efficient efforts. LaSalle believes that the implementation of sustainable best practices enhances a triple bottom line. By designing our headquarters space to a LEED CI Gold Certification we are making it better for our People, our Planet and our Performance".

LaSalle achieved LEED certification for its global headquarters by implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selections and indoor environmental quality. The key design features and accomplishments of LaSalle’s new Chicago headquarters that led to gold certification included:

  • A 15 percent reduction in all energy consumption
  • Nearly 100 percent of the lighting is now LED fixtures coupled with advanced lighting controls to provide energy efficient daylighting and occupancy sensors
  • Nearly 100 percent of equipment and appliances are Energy Star certified
  • All new low-flow and flush plumbing fixtures installed
  • More than 75 percent of on-site generated construction waste was diverted from landfill
  • The entire office is painted with low emitting VOC paints and sealants to ensure optimal indoor air quality

LaSalle signed a lease to move into the now LEED certified building in May 2015, where it occupies 27,000 square-feet of office space.

The LEED project team, led by Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), used an integrated approach to work closely with the LaSalle team to achieve LaSalle’s sustainability goals.