Leasing & Tenant Build-out
Leasing & Tenant Build-out
A significant portion of the energy used in a multi-tenanted building is controlled by the tenants. Managing energy consumption is often a balance between tenants and owners. The split incentive -- where energy efficiency project costs and benefits do not accrue to the same party – can prevent significant investment in improved energy performance. As a contractual agreement, leases serve as powerful mechanisms to assist owners and tenants to control operating expenses and achieve mutually beneficial goals. Leading organizations are utilizing green leasing clauses, developing build-out specifications, and providing design options that will reduce the total cost of occupancy over the life of the lease.
Financial Allies are actively seeking new partners to work with and can help drive energy efficiency success for commercial, multifamily, industrial, and public buildings.
Better Buildings partners participate in webinars, peer-exchange calls, meetings, and industry workshops and conferences. Browse upcoming events and opportunities to participate by month.
Team up with DOE’s exceptional network of staff and technical experts to determine energy savings goals, develop innovative cost effective energy solutions, and deploy efficient technologies and market practices.
The Tower Companies Leverages Green Leases to Reduce Energy and Water Use Implementation ModelThe Tower Companies updated its standard lease agreements to include a green appendix that 100% of new and renewed tenants accepted, supporting efforts to reduce energy and water use across its commercial portfolio.
Green Lease Library Online Library/ResourceThe Green Lease Library is a centralized site for commercial green leasing resources. The Green Lease Leaders recognition program was created with support from the U.S. Department of Energy and other Green Lease Library and contributing organizations. For more information on the program, visit www.greenleaseleaders.com.
Successes in Sustainability: Landlords and Tenants Team Up to Improve Energy Efficiency
An ENERGY STAR report featuring case studies of successful commercial real estate owners, managers, and tenants who are working together to achieve maximum energy performance in their buildings.
National Resource Defense Council (NRDC) Energy Efficiency Lease Guidance
A guide that discusses negotiating commercial leases that enable resource efficiency and addresses the major barrier to more efficient buildings in a way that makes energy efficiency a shared objective between landlord and tenant.
Green Lease Library
The website's purpose is to consolidate green leasing resources to provide a one-stop-shop for all audience types-- from building owners and tenants to lawyers and building raters.