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ABN AMRO – International Commerce Centre, Hong Kong

​JLL’s expertise in sustainability was instrumental in helping ABN AMRO achieve LEED-CI Gold certification for its new Hong Kong office, ICC.


Our Client's Situation

As a prominent international retail and commercial banking group, ABN AMRO aims to be a leader in sustainability through implementing efficient and cost-effective real estate practices.

To further this goal, ABN AMRO sought a partner who could help it utilize the most integrated design approach for the interior fit out of its new Hong Kong office, International Commerce Centre (ICC), as well as achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Commercial Interiors (LEED-CI) certification.

Our Partnership

ABN AMRO engaged Jones Lang LaSalle's (JLL) Energy and Sustainability Services (ESS) team to provide LEED process and certification management as well as lead the adoption of a sustainable design and planning approach from the project's outset

Our ESS team provided the following services to ABN AMRO to complete the project:

Sustainable design support to optimize the staff's performance, create a healthy facility, reduce operation and maintenance costs and maximize LEED credits

Energy audit of the entire facility to ensure optimized energy efficiency strategies and verify compliance with the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (AHSRAE) standards, which was required for LEED certification

Green product evaluation, recommendation and procurement assistance in securing environment-friendly materials and equipment, including:

                     Lighting and control system

                     Low volatile organic compounds (VOC)-emitting building materials and furniture

                     ENERGY STAR equipment and appliances

Best practices for construction process management

LEED certification management and oversight, documentation and application

Their Results

The consultation undertaken by JLL's ESS team resulted in the following benefits for ABN AMRO:

LEED-CI Gold certification and cost efficiency

Lighting and heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems that utilized efficient layout as well as an adaptive control scheme that optimized energy performance

Improved indoor air quality (IAQ) through a 30% increase in outdoor air ventilation rate, CO2 monitoring and construction and preoccupancy IAQ management

Controllable day lighting and unobstructed views to the outdoors for 90% of seated occupants