Celebrating 5 Years, DOE and IMT Announce 2018 Green Lease Leaders

By Better Buildings Beat Team on Jun 29, 2018

This year at the BOMA International Conference & Expo in San Antonio, TX, DOE’s Better Buildings Alliance and the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) announced the 2018 Green Lease Leaders. Green Lease Leaders is a joint effort by DOE and IMT to recognize companies and real estate professionals who use leases to incorporate energy efficiency and sustainability in their buildings.

This year’s Green Lease Leaders represent over 717 million square feet of commercial, retail, and industrial space. These forward-thinking organizations and individuals are breaking down barriers to high-performance buildings by leveraging collaboration between landlords and tenants.

“With leased space representing more than half commercial building energy usage in the U.S., DOE and IMT are working side-by-side with real estate industry leaders on ways to bring building energy efficiency and affordability in leased spaces forward,” said Kathleen Hogan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency at DOE. “This year’s Green Lease Leaders demonstrate that by using mutually beneficial lease language to collaboratively address building performance, landlords and tenants are achieving higher energy savings and improving tenant satisfaction.”

This is the fifth year for Green Lease Leaders; the cumulative floor area they represent is over 1.8 billion square feet. Applications to apply for next year’s recognition will open in the fall.  Learn more about Green Lease Leaders at http://www.greenleaseleaders.com/

The full list of 2018 Green Lease Leaders is below:

Landlord – Gold Recognition

  • Brixmor Property Group
  • CommonWealth Partners*
  • Digital Realty*
  • Federal Realty Investment Trust
  • Forest City*
  • Ivanhoe Cambridge
  • JBG Smith*
  • Kilroy Realty Corporation*
  • Kimco Realty*
  • Prologis*
  • The Tower Companies*

Landlord – Silver Recognition

  • AEW
  • Jamestown*
  • LaSalle*
  • Manulife | John Hancock
  • The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
  • Triovest
  • Weingarten Realty

Tenant – Gold Recognition

  • TD Bank

Tenant – Silver Recognition

  • NRDC
  • Sprint
  • Ulta Beauty*

Team Transaction Recognition

  • Rocky Mountain Institute, with Morgan Creek Ventures, Packard Dierking Attorneys at Law, Holland & Hart, and Coburn.

*Indicates a Better Buildings Partner or Affiliate.

Photo: 2018 Green Lease Leaders at BOMA International Conference & Expo with DOE's Kathleen Hogan