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Jones Lang LaSalle switches off the lights across Asia Pacific

Real estate servicing giant has participated in Earth Hour for the past seven years

AUSTRALIA, 21 March 2013 – Office buildings managed by Jones Lang LaSalle and LaSalle Investment Management across Asia Pacific will go dark on Saturday evening in observance of Earth Hour, the annual campaign led by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to encourage commitment to action on climate change. 

At 8:30 p.m. local time, the firm’s offices across the region will join with thousands of other buildings in turning off non-emergency lighting for an hour, effectively darkening skylines in observance of energy conservation efforts around the world.
“Jones Lang LaSalle is committed to environmental stewardship and Earth Hour is a global initiative that unites our professionals, our clients and the cities where we operate,” said Albert Ovidi, Chief Operating Officer of Jones Lang LaSalle Asia Pacific.  “The event is part of a companywide CSR campaign where we have pledged to make our firm and our clients more energy efficient.”
In addition to endorsing the campaign through its offices, Jones Lang LaSalle is partnering with clients in hundreds of cities and towns around the Asia Pacific region to help them show their support.  Jones Lang LaSalle manages 1.1 billion square feet of commercial property owned by corporations and investors in the region.
Australian Director of Sustainability, Joel Quintal said, “We are pleased to support Earth Hour on a global scale. What it comes down to is that every kilowatt we save is money that is shaved off our next electricity bill. We continue to promote energy efficiency as a way to save our clients money and reduce their impact on the environment.”