In traditional leases, neither the landlord nor the tenant are incentivized to invest in energy efficiency improvements that can lead to high-performance properties that benefit both entities. However, green leases, also known as energy-aligned leases, help to break down barriers. This document consolidates a variety of green lease language options for more efficiently designed and … Continued
The retail industry has endured years of bumps and bruises from store closures, shrinking capital, and operational budgets. Added pressures from investors, consumers, and watchdogs who call out bad actors on regulatory and environmental misdeeds are leading retail companies large and small to change the way they do business. Forward-thinking companies are navigating this turbulent … Continued
Tenants searching for modern, flexible, and modular offices are finding green leases that account for energy efficiency, sustainability, and health & wellness offer a platform to ensure their own corporate and individual goals are met.
This resource examines hurdles that NYC landlords and tenants may face in compliance to Local Law 97 and identifies next steps for collaboratively improving building performance and driving down energy use and associated carbon emissions across the city.
Audit, Retrocommissioning, and Building Performance Standard Implementation Considerations for Policymakers This resource was developed as part of Putting Data to Work, a multi-year pilot project that analyzed ways to use building performance data generated by city policies to improve energy efficiency program design and delivery in the District of Columbia and New York City. Putting … Continued
In the U.S., buildings account for more than 70% of electricity usage and 29% of gas consumption. The math is clear: Climate goals that depend on reducing carbon emissions can only be achieved at scale with significant advancements in building energy efficiency. A new type of policy, a building performance standard (or BPS), is the … Continued
This factsheet describes what PACE financing is, how it works, and what city governments can do to implement a PACE program for private sector buildings.
This case study describes how Minnesota put in place an effective PACE financing mechanism and has leveraged $40 million in energy efficiency and renewable energy investment through a variety of partnerships within and across government agencies.
This case study provides an overview of Connecticut’s statewide commercial financing program, the Connecticut C-PACE program, which has achieved $130.4 million total closed project financing, with an average loan amount of $546,000 and 239 closed projects.
This fact sheet describes what on-bill utility financing is and how it can help city governments enable more energy efficiency investments.