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Leasing & Tenant Build-out

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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.

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Financial Ally List

Financial Allies are actively seeking new partners to work with and can help drive energy efficiency success for commercial, multifamily, industrial, and public buildings. 

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The resources on this page are part of Better Buildings' Market Solutions efforts, through which DOE coordinates with industry leaders to overcome non-technical barriers to energy efficiency. To explore other Market Solutions resources, click the link below.

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