Thursday, March 13, 2014
Tenant Memo: Going Green Initiative
Earth Hour 2014: Use Your Power & Go Beyond the Hour
1515/1555 Poydras & the JLL Management Team are working towards A Cleaner Tomorrow! We will be playing a vital role in Earth Hour 2014 and you can help us not only participate in Earth Hour but to also Go Beyond the Hour to have a Cleaner Tomorrow too!
1515/1555 plans to show our support for our planet. We are challenging our Tenants and Vendors to take part in their very own Earth Hour! This is not just to save power for an hour, but it’s a change of attitude and lifestyle. If we, along with billions of others around the world express our concern over our ecological crisis & climate change and be a bit more environmentally friendly, the planet will be a much better place during our lives and our children’s lives.
Now – April 4th
Prior to Earth Hour, 1515/1555 Poydras Buildings and JLL Management will Use our Power and Go Beyond the Hour by hosting a BEAD DRIVE.
Beginning March 13th through April 4th, Tenants and Vendors are encouraged to bring in those unwanted Mardi Gras Beads to be recycled and donated to ARC of Greater New Orleans.
ARC is a 501K organization that provides various services throughout the entire Greater New Orleans community including Early Intervention, Family Services Coordination, Respite, Personal Care, Employment/Habilitation and Supported Living assistance.
Arc asks for donations of beads and throws from area residents that are then sorted, packaged by people with intellectual disabilities and sold to float riders in 30-pound crawfish sacks. JLL is asking for your help to assist Arc of GNO and the Sierra Club as they recycle Mardi Gras beads, trinkets, and stuffed animals for the Carnival Seasons, and keep them out of the landfills!!
March 28, 2014
At the office…
1st…before leaving your office March 28th, please turn off all unnecessary lights in the office. (Janitorial will assist in this effort as well by turning off lights as they finish cleaning on this evening.)
2nd…turn off your computers, computer screens and printers.
3rd …turn off any unnecessary office equipment and unplug the transformers. Did you know that transformer plugs continue to drain power when left plugged in and not in use?
1st…do the same type of things identified above for your office at home.
2nd…go through each room of your home and see what you can turn off or unplug.
3rd…make it a party with candle lights, cookouts, crawfish boils and bon fires.
4th…encourage family, friends and others to take part in Earth Hour 2014.
What is Earth Hour?
Earth Hour 2014 will be held on Saturday 29 March between 8:30PM and 9:30PM in your local time zone. The event is held worldwide towards the end of March annually, encouraging individuals, communities households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour as a symbol for their commitment to the planet. Earth Hour goes a step further by incorporating Earth Hour Blue, which asks participants to go beyond the hour and create other ways of making your community more sustainable.
The JLL Management Team thanks everyone who plans to take part—and to everyone who continues to support the environment to help ensure a sustainable future for our families, our firms and our planet.
For more information on Earth Hour and Earth Hour Blue visit http://www.earthhour.org/.
JLL Management Team
Friday, February 7, 2014
2014 NBA All-Star Game Road Closures
February 7, 2014
The weekend of February 14, 2014, the City of New Orleans will host the 2014 NBA All-Star Game. The primary areas for events during the All-Star Game will be around the Superdome. Since our buildings are across the street from the Superdome some of our tenants may be affected. Please notify your employees of these road closures and parking notification reminders.
The below is the City of New Orleans official press release:
Beginning on Saturday, February 8, 2014, the following roads will be closed around the Smoothie King Center (formerly known as the New Orleans Arena):
· Dave Dixon Drive (Magnolia Street to Lasalle Street)
· Magnolia Street (Dave Dixon Drive to Howard Avenue)
· LaRouge Lane (Dave Dixon to the corner of Julia Street)
· No thru – Howard Avenue (after U-turn area under highway overpass behind arena)
The Mercedes-Benz Superdome exit from the Pontchartrain Expressway will be closed as well, but will reopen Monday, February 10 through Thursday, February 13, 2014 from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. daily to accommodate morning commuters driving into the Central Business District.
All roads will reopen as soon as possible after the event tear down, but no later than Monday, February 17, 2014 at 6:00 a.m.
Parking enforcement personnel will be monitoring for illegal parking, including blocking hydrants, driveways and sidewalks, or parking within 20 feet of a crosswalk, intersection or stop signs. Motorists are also reminded to park in the direction of travel on one-way streets, and with the right wheel to the curb on two-way streets.
In addition, RTA services, including bus service may be interrupted during this event. Details on any route changes are available at www.norta.com.
For additional information, please refer to the City of New Orleans website at http://www.nola.gov/home/.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
January 30, 2014
Emergency Repairs to the Building’s main Condenser water has been scheduled for Saturday, 2/1/14 from 12:00pm to 6:00pm.
***Please note that Air conditioning will be provided during normal Saturday lease hours 7:00am until Noon***
Any overtime HVAC requests will not be provided to the Building during the scheduled repair times identified above.
IMPORTANT NOTE… all tenant supplemental units will remain operational during this period.
This outage is part of an emergency maintenance procedure to ensure reliable and efficient operation of the building’s main Cooling System.
The Management Team apologizes for such short notice, due to this week’s winter weather, we have been forced to make repairs ASAP.
If you have any questions, please contact Jacques Legrand at 504-585-2697.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.
JONES LANG LASALLE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT TEAM