Since the 1980s, BTE has provided facilities services for Jones Lang LaSalle’s (JLL) portfolio, consisting of 26 property locations throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Through installing efficient systems, extending the life expectancy of equipment, energy reduction solutions and incentives, and appropriate staffing BTE has provided operational cost savings over the years.
The buildings, in this account, have earned Energy Star certification and became the first in the nation to achieve the LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance Silver rating.
JLL was seeking assistance with implementation of energy conservation measures and customized sustainability programs. The customer requested that BTE account executives continually generate refined solutions and services that increase each property’s operating efficiencies.
The engineers at BTE implemented energy maintenance procedures, sustainability programs, and operations and maintenance services on this account, totaling 5.2 million square feet.
Several of the sustainability practices implemented include:
- ZipCar parking
- building a video conference center
- starting a recycling program
- efficient plumbing and mechanical services upgrades
- elevator modernization
- lighting upgrades
- new efficient roof-top units
These practices, combined with an energy reduction program, benefit the customer through low startup costs and short payback periods.
Additional services performed include updating building automation and controls, fire protection, life safety, and structural systems.
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