U.S. Green Building Council Leed Gold logo The John Hancock Real Estate team is committed to increasing the efficiency of our real estate portfolio and minimizing our overall impact on the environment through the use of sustainable property management and development strategies.

As a long-term real estate owner with a global portfolio of almost 60 million square feet, the team is acutely aware of the environmental and economic benefits that can be realized through sustainable building design. John Hancock new office tower developments target Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) as the basis for design, with a focus on reducing operational energy consumption.

In 2013, One South Wacker was awarded LEED Gold by the United States Green Building Council and in 2014, the first Sustainability Statement was rolled out. The statement solidifies our stance to be good and diligent stewards of our planets natural resources. Displayed alongside our Mission Statement and Statement of Values in each of our management and leasing offices, it acts as a reminder to all of our associates that they must do their part if our company is going to utilize and handle energy, water, and solid waste in the best possible ways. Perhaps most importantly, it provides a tool for others to hold our building accountable.

Energy Star Logo The team also knows the importance of achieving superior energy performance and has implemented strategies that helped the property earn the ENERGY STAR label.

ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency voluntary program that helps businesses save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency. To earn the ENERGY STAR label, One South Wacker implemented simple changes throughout the building to track energy and water use.

Studies have shown that ENERY STAR buildings use 35% less energy and cause 35% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than similar buildings.

To learn more:
2017 Real Estate Sustainability Report
2016 Sustainable Real Estate Policy

One South Wacker

1 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606

Phone: 312-578-0804


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