Earlier this month, in a joint effort with a number of organizations that include NRDC, BOMA, and the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate, the Department of Energy launched the Green Lease Library. The site’s mission is to consolidate green leasing resources for owners, tenants, lawyers, and building raters. It’s organized by resource type and each resource is identified with the appropriate target audience and building type. DOE formally introduced the Green Lease Library during a webinar held earlier this week: you can review the slides in PDF here.
Many of the documents under the Library’s “toolkits” tab will be familiar to you: the Model Green Lease, San Francisco’s Green Tenant Toolkit, USGBC’s Green Office Guide, and New York City’s Energy-Aligned Lease Language are all included. But it’s handy to find them all together in one place alongside links to case studies and best practices documents from across the globe: from Canada’s REALpac to London’s Better Buildings Initiative, among others.
Presumably the Library will grow as additional green leasing resources come on line. But for now it’s a good resource for anyone interested in either the basics of green leasing or digging deeper into what remains an incredibly involved – but important – green building topic.
You can access the full Green Lease Library by clicking here.