Energy use affects both building owners and tenants, and yet in many commercial lease structures, the party expending capital for an energy efficiency upgrade does not benefit from the savings created by that investment. A green lease is a tool to help resolve this split incentive by creating win-win agreements for building owners and tenants that equitably align the costs and benefits of energy and water efficiency investments for both parties.
This helpful infosheet from IMT provides a top-line introduction to green or high-performance leasing, as well as IMT’s Green Lease Leaders recognition program. For more information on green leasing, visit the Green Lease Library. For more on how to apply for Green Lease Leader recognition, visit greenleaseleaders.com.