Green Power Partnership
|Lend Lease / Chicago Region|
|Organization Type||Constr. & Eng. Srvcs.|
|Percentage Green Power||32.5%|
|Purchasing Third-Party Certified Green Power Product?||Yes|
The Chicago region of Lend Lease provides program and construction management to various clients throughout the region. The company procured a significant portion of renewable energy for all of its project sites by 2008. The driver behind the Lend Lease's Chicago region's commitment to green power for its offices and for electricity used during construction was a refinement of its sustainability program and overall benefit study. Buying green power not only for its office use but also for electricity used during construction allows the company to build green buildings using renewable electrical power. This synergy fits well with their clients' demand for sustainable construction and highly efficient buildings. "As part of Lend Lease, the Chicago region is committed to developing partnerships, alliances, and opportunities that engage our clients in a manner that is consistent with the best available solutions. Part of that culture is to develop sustainable construction practices," said Robert J. Davis, Vice President of Chicago's Lend Lease's Intergrated Project Group. "The use of green power during construction is a unique opportunity to demonstrate that commitment."