News release

JLL earns 2021 ENERGY STAR® Sustained Excellence Award

JLL recognized for 10th consecutive year

April 13, 2021

CHICAGO, Apr. 13, 2021 – JLL (NYSE: JLL) has received the 2021 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy for continued leadership and superior contributions to ENERGY STAR. This is the 13th year that JLL has been named an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year and the 10th year winning the Sustained Excellence Award.

“At JLL, we recognize a sustainable future is our only future,” said Cynthia Curtis, Senior Vice President of Sustainability, JLL. “We’re thrilled to be recognized by ENERGY STAR again this year, as we work both toward our own science-based target across our workplaces and operations and partner with our clients to help them achieve their emissions reduction objectives.”

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In September 2020, JLL committed to achieving net-zero carbon emissions across all JLL-occupied buildings by 2030, which includes: 460 buildings; 474,967 square meters total floor area; 27,761 tCO2e portfolio carbon emissions; and 91,000 employees. Last year, the firm achieved 240 sustainable building certifications for clients and averted 112,674 metric tons of CO2e by advising clients on renewable energy.

The Sustained Excellence award is the highest honor bestowed by the ENERGY STAR program. Winners are part of a distinguished group that has made a long-term commitment to fighting climate change and protecting public health through energy efficiency. They are among the nation’s leaders in driving value for the environment, the economy and the American people.

“ENERGY STAR award-winning partners are showing the world that delivering real climate solutions makes good business sense and promotes job growth,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “Many of them have been doing it for years, inspiring all of us who are committed to tackling the climate crisis and leading the way to a clean energy economy.”

Winners are selected from a network of thousands of ENERGY STAR partners. For a complete list of 2021 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit

Clients and third-party organizations continue to recognize JLL globally for its ethics, corporate citizenship and commitment to being an employer of choice. JLL has received the following awards in the last year:

  • Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index
  • Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America
  • Drucker Institute WSJ Management Top 250
  • One of Ethisphere’s 2021 World’s Most Ethical Companies
  • Fortune World’s Most Admired Companies
  • Human Rights Campaign Foundation Corporate Equality Index
  • Newsweek America’s Most Responsible Companies

About JLL

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. JLL shapes the future of real estate for a better world by using the most advanced technology to create rewarding opportunities, amazing spaces and sustainable real estate solutions for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $16.6 billion, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 91,000 as of December 31, 2020. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit


ENERGY STAR® is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, providing simple, credible, and unbiased information that consumers and businesses rely on to make well-informed decisions. Thousands of industrial, commercial, utility, state, and local organizations—including more than 40 percent of the Fortune 500®—rely on their partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deliver cost-saving energy efficiency solutions. Since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped American families and businesses avoid more than $450 billion in energy costs and achieve 4 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas reductions. More background information about ENERGY STAR can be found at: and