JLL achieves 6 star Green Star – Interiors v1.1 rating for its Brisbane headquarters

New rating tool sets a global standard for collaboration and best-practice sustainability

April 04, 2019

BRISBANE, 4 April 2019 JLL’s new Brisbane headquarters has earned a 6 star Green Star Interiors v1.1 rating.

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) placed the tenancy, on levels 39 and 40 at 345 Queen Street, in the World Leadership category after assessing it against criteria for energy and water use, emissions, materials, access to transport, and cultural engagement.

The result is the highest rating that the GBCA can award in Australia and highlights JLL’s achievements, including:

  • A 63 per cent reduction in energy consumption compared to the previous office tenancy
  • A 67 per cent reduction in lighting intensity from the Australian Standard
  • A Reconciliation Action Plan for Indigenous awareness
  • Construction and demolition waste reduced to just 2.04kg per square metre.

What makes the fit-out unique is that five JLL teams collaborated to upgrade the original
5 star Green Star Design rating to a 6 star As-Built rating and did so without incurring any additional cost to the project.

The teams involved were IT, Workplace Strategy, Property Management, Property and Development Services, and Energy and Sustainability Services. JLL used its own in-house expertise rather than external consultants.  

Brisbane’s collaborative model will be rolled out across JLL’s offices in the Asia Pacific region with the aim of ensuring the highest level of sustainability by 2030. 

JLL’s Managing Director – Queensland, Geoff McIntyre, said: “Our industry peers – as a fully independent process to JLL – have assessed the project against criteria associated with management, indoor environment, energy, transport, water, emissions, materials, ecology and innovation. They have certified that JLL is performing above average as a leading example for a modern and sustainable corporate office.

“This great achievement reflects the collaboration of so many different parts of our business from project management through to sustainability services. We have set a new internal standard, and we can roll out all future projects using this model. We were thrilled to get our 6 star rating in the first round.”

The tenancy was assessed using the Green Star – Interiors v1.1 tool and was awarded 76 points (six stars with a buffer of one point) on March 18 in the first round.

JLL's Head of Energy and Sustainability Services – Asia Pacific, Matt Clifford, said: “This project is a clear demonstration that with the right approach, and the right leadership, achieving world-class levels of sustainability doesn’t need to be hard or costly.  Rather, it can be simple, cost-effective and good for the environment, while delivering a fantastic place for our staff to work.


“The use of LED lighting and timed sensors in the JLL Brisbane office has reduced the consumption to 33 per cent of recommended Australia Standards for lighting, which is expected to result in significantly lower electricity costs.

“JLL was awarded 14.4 points in the materials category through a combination of recycled content and third-party certified products.”

About JLL

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. Our vision is to reimagine the world of real estate, creating rewarding opportunities and amazing spaces where people can achieve their ambitions. In doing so, we will build a better tomorrow for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $16.3 billion, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of over 90,000 as of December 31, 2018. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit

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