The World Green Building Council has today announced that the global financial services firm JPMorgan Chase & Co. has joined its Corporate Advisory Board.
The company joins during World Green Building Week 2016, the flagship awareness raising event of the global green building movement, which is led by WorldGBC, and which runs until 2 October.
WorldGBC’s Corporate Advisory Board is a select group of companies which are global leaders on sustainability, and which serve to guide the organisation on its strategy and activities.
Terri Wills, CEO of the World Green Building Council, said: “We’re pleased to welcome JPMorgan Chase & Co., one of the oldest financial institutions in the United States and one which continually seeks to raise the bar on environmental and social performance, onto our Corporate Advisory Board.
“Through its work to advise clients on managing the risks posed by sustainability challenges and capitalising on new sustainable opportunities, the company’s expertise will be a real asset to the Board. We look forward to working closely with them to advance green building around the world.”
JPMorgan Chase & Co. strives to manage its global real estate and physical operations in an efficient and sustainable manner, continually looking for opportunities to improve its performance. Its Global Real Estate division has responsibility for managing the sustainability of its physical operations, including setting emissions reduction targets, implementing energy and water efficiency programmes, and overseeing recycling efforts and other green building management programmes.
The company has committed to reduce its operational greenhouse gas emissions by 50 per cent by 2020, compared with a 2005 baseline. Since 2005, it has reduced emissions by about 33 per cent.
In early 2016, the firm announced plans to install energy efficient LED lighting across most of Chase’s bank branches in the US, in a partnership which represents the world’s largest single-order LED installation to date, spanning up to 25 million square feet of building space across roughly 5,000 branches. The project is expected to reduce the branches’ lighting-related energy use by more than 50 per cent – the equivalent of taking nearly 27,000 cars off the road.
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