23 March 2011 –Udated 24 March 2011 – Commercial real estate agencies Colliers International and CB Richard Ellis, Jones Lang LaSalle and architectural firm Woodhead will be among the many property industry companies to once again support Earth Hour on Saturday, 26 March.
Nationally, the companies will join an expected three million businesses and households in turning off their lights for one hour at 8.30 pm.
Woodhead will host an event for clients at the top of Australia Square in Sydney.
In the real estate sector Colliers’ head of sustainability Simon Cox said would encourage owners of around 800 buildings in its property management portfolio to participate in the initiative.
Similarly CB Richard Ellis is encouraging personal participation globally among its 31,000 employees and observance in its more than 300 CBRE offices around the world.
Jones Lang LaSalle said that office buildings all over the world managed by Jones Lang LaSalle and LaSalle Investment Management will go dark for Earth Hour.
“Jones Lang LaSalle and LaSalle Investment Management offices in more than 50 countries will join with hundreds of thousands of other buildings in turning off non-emergency lighting for an hour” said
Alastair Hughes chief executive officer of Jones Lang LaSalle Asia Pacific.
Jones Lang LaSalle is partnering with clients in cities and towns around the globe to help them show their support, while thousands of the firm’s employees are preparing to join the campaign in their own homes.
Dan Probst the company’s chairman of energy and sustainability services said: “This year, World Wildlife Fund is asking people to ‘go beyond the hour’ with positive action on energy conservation, renewable energy and other environmental concerns, and these are goals that we have embraced as a company.