Guidance

How to develop, negotiate and implement green leases

Resource

Audience & Building Type

Description

Author

Landlord, Tenant

​Commercial

​This toolkit is designed for landlords and tenants to learn about the benefits of green leasing, explore opportunities for green leasing at their buildings, and learn how to create a green lease.

Broker, Landlord, Tenant

​Commercial

​This toolkit provides brokers with resources to capture the full value of efficiency when a building is sold or leased. It also provides owners and managers with insights into brokers’ priorities in facilitating the sale of a commercial property.

Landlord, Tenant

Retail, Commercial

This guide explores the benefits, barriers, and strategies to installing solar on leased buildings, including commercial real estate.

US Department of Energy's Better Buildings Alliance

Landlord, Tenant,

​Commercial

This report details how energy disclosure ordinances have increased green leasing adoption, and provides model green lease language that has been used by tenants and landlords.

Landlord, Tenant

Retail

A document for retailers and retail owners presenting basic green lease concepts.

Landlord, Tenant

​Retail

Advice retail landlords and tenants can take to prepare to implement green lease language, and sample clauses for direct inclusion.

IMT

Tenant

NRDC outlines the key steps to selecting a high-performing tenant space.

Tenant

A short guide detailing how renters can be energy efficient

Landlord, Tenant

​Commercial

A guide to landlord-tenant collaboration, including issues outside the lease scope

Rocky Mountain Institute and BOMA International

Landlord, Tenant

​Commercial

This guide provides direction for negotiating commercial leases that enable resource efficiency. 

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

Landlord

Commercial

Case studies on commercial office buildings that used green leasing to raise occupancy

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

Landlord, Tenant

Commercial, Retail, Mixed-Use

A report that discusses split incentives in leasing structures and provides average ROI data on varying types of leases

Rocky Mountain Institute

Landlord, Tenant

Residential

A lease provision database, marketing, materials, scorecards, and lease options matrix

California Sustainability Alliance

Landlord, Tenant

Commercial, LEED

This guide is specifically focused on helping tenants and landlords collaborate. It will help office tenants integrate green decision-making throughout the leasing process.

USGBC

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