Yahoo!’s Real Estate & Workplace sustainability leadership wanted to validate sustainability achievements inside its corporate offices, all of which complemented the groundbreaking efficiency work in Yahoo!’s data center. The company engaged JLL, real estate partner and facility manager of Yahoo!’s seven-building, 1-million square-foot headquarters campus in Sunnyvale, Calif., to pursue LEED® certification. JLL not only helped Yahoo! achieve the highly coveted LEED® Gold status for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance, but also helped the company save $370,000 annually and become a model for sustainability.
“Yahoo!’s LEED Gold EBOM achievement for the Sunnyvale Campus is really an investment and a model toward a sustainable future, especially when you consider that at least 85 percent of all existing buildings will still be here in another 20 years.”
- George Kreitem, Director of Real Estate & Workplace Yahoo!