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Four consultants at Jones Lang LaSalle Prague named LEED Green Associates, sustainability accredited professionals

Jones Lang LaSalle has got 21 green accredited professionals in the CEE +  SEE region and more than 1,000 experts globally


Prague, 26 March 2012 — Four consultants at Jones Lang LaSalle Prague have qualified for the LEED Green Associate certificate which enables them to advise on sustainability in the property environment.

Kevin Turpin (39), Head of Research for CEE and SEE, has been named LEED Green Associate. Kevin has been working for Jones Lang LaSalle for seven years now and coordinates property market research in seven countries (Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Croatia and Serbia). His clients are for example Erste Group Immorent, Penta, Hochtief Development or AIG Lincoln. Kevin has a HNC in Computer Science from Ruskin University in the UK.      

Glyn Evans (34), Director of Project & Development Services for CEE and SEE, has become a LEED Green Associate. Glyn has more than twelve-year experience in both the British and CEE property markets. After he completed his studies at Leeds Metropolitan University in the UK, he joined King Sturge in London. In 2005 he moved to the Czech Republic, having started to work for its Prague office. After the merger with Jones Lang LaSalle last year, he has been responsible for P&DS services in various property portfolios across Central and South-Eastern Europe. He has been working for Parkridge ED Fund, Heitman and WP Carey to name but a few.

Štefan Puci (27), Associate Director in the Capital Markets team at Jones Lang LaSalle Prague, has qualified as a LEED Green Associate. Štefan has been working for the Prague office for six years now, out of which five years has been in the Capital Markets team. Last year he advised sellers in the largest property investment transactions on the Czech market such as sale of the majority stake in the VGP industrial portfolio (435 mil EUR), sale of Olympia Brno shopping centre (price confidential) and Palác Flóra shopping centre (191 mil EUR).            

Aleš Novotný (38), Senior Consultant in the Tenant Representation department at Jones Lang LaSalle Prague, also gained his LEED Green Associate accreditation. Aleš has been active on the Prague property market since 2002, having worked six years for Professionals (real estate agency) and four years for Jones Lang LaSalle. He has served clients such as Phillip Morris, Shell, 3M, Deloitte Central Europe, Gemalto or Ernst & Young.    

Jones Lang LaSalle  has got more than 1,000 accredited professionals with LEED and other energy and sustainability designations globally. The ‘Accredit 1K’ initiative expanded the reach of Jones Lang LaSalle’s sustainability accredited professionals to 27 countries across the firm’s three geographic regions - Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Americas. In the CEE & SEE region sustainability expertise is now offered by twenty one certified professionals, including two LEED Accredited Professionals, one BREEAM Assessor and eighteen LEED Green Associates.
“The environmental and social impacts of property are rapidly becoming central to its overall performance, as investors and occupiers alike recognise the importance of sustainability to the long-term viability of their business. A number of industry initiatives have emerged to enable property stakeholders to track this important aspect of environmental asset efficiency in meaningful ways. Sustainability accreditation of Jones Lang LaSalle’s employees verifies that we understand the strategies for managing energy, water and other aspects of sustainable development and operations” said Paweł Warda, Head of Project and Development Services CEE & SEE, LEED AP at Jones Lang LaSalle.

A majority of accreditations held by Jones Lang LaSalle are for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), including LEED Accredited Professionals as well as the new LEED Green Associate designation. Other energy and sustainability professional accreditations include: AIEMA (Associate for the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment), BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method), CBCP (Certified Building Commissioning Professional), CEM (Certified Energy Manager), DCEP (Data Center Energy Practitioner), Green Globes / Go Green Plus, GMM (Green Mark Manager), Green Star and NABERS.
Jones Lang LaSalle professionals have been instrumental in securing energy and sustainability certifications at more than 200 buildings and commercial interiors around the world. The firm has installed or advised on 1,400 MW of wind and biomass energy projects, and in 2010 saved clients $128 million in energy costs, avoiding 563,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
At Jones Lang LaSalle, we understand the importance of building a sustainable world and would like to share that knowledge and experience with you at: 
http://www.joneslanglasalle.com/Pages/EnergyandSustainability.aspx
Going Green in Eastern Europe, our latest research paper, is available at:
http://www.joneslanglasalle.cz/CzechRepublic/EN-GB/Pages/Research.aspx