It’s clear from pandemic-related energy data that buildings are wasting energy—and traditional leases are a big part of the reason why. Green leasing is a proven alternative that creates a win-win strategy for building owners and tenants by equitably aligning the costs and benefits of energy and water efficiency investments. As the real estate market rebounds from the COVID-19 pandemic, green leasing is becoming the new standard.

This case study from the 2021 Green Lease Leaders program explores the ways that green leasing is expanding internationally as well as in the United States. GTIS, an America’s real estate private equity firm with global offices, recently implemented green leasing in Brazil as part of its effort to meet corporate sustainability goals. The experience has proven that green leases not only reduce energy and save money but also fundamentally alter landlord-tenant relationships for the better.

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