According to a 2015 study by IMT, green, also known as “energy-aligned” or “high-performance” leasing can save the U.S. office market $3.3 billion annually and reduce a commercial building's utility bills up to 22 percent. Knowing the potential savings and benefits that green leasing delivers, IMT and the DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) worked together to analyze how green leasing practices are driving energy savings and better performance in Washington, D.C. buildings.
The Tower Companies (Tower) has been executing green leasing practices in their buildings for nearly 10 years. This infographic shows what makes a lease green and includes some real-life examples from Tower’s green lease addendums. As you'll see, Tower’s lease takes the company’s performance across its portfolio to new levels by encouraging better occupant behavior to save energy and water, requiring tenant real estate professionals to obtain industry-recognized training such as LEED, improving access to tenant utility data for managing and measuring performance (utility benchmarking), and more.