IMT and DOE’s Green Lease Leaders Recognition Program has announced its first class of winners for 2014, and the 14 awardees span a range of REITs, corporations, and real estate companies.
A new program launched by IMT and backed by DOE aims to provide third-party certification for green commercial office leases.
The UK’s Better Buildings Partnership has released an updated version of its Green Lease Toolkit, which includes a sample Memorandum of Understanding for environmental lease objectives, and is an important addition to the growing compendium of available green leasing resources.
A new green leasing tool from the Institute for Market Transformation and the Retail Industry Leaders Association has the ambitious goal of beginning to disseminate green leasing practices within the retail industry, which has generally lagged behind office markets in implementing sustainability within leasing documents.
In what is becoming more than just a trend, another major European tenant has signed a green lease, driven in part by pending legislation in France.
Some persisting trends in commercial leasing abroad could suggest how future green leasing markets in North America might look if data-driven regulatory activity increases at the state and local levels.
In a move that it describes as “transformative,” one of the UK’s largest retailers has announced a major initiative that will incorporate green lease obligations into all of its new and existing shopping center and retail park leases.
A new office development in Johannesburg’s Sandton financial district is implementing environmental-related obligations into its commercial office leases with new tenants.
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With Greenbuild underway in San Francisco, two public leases are coming under scrutiny from city officials because of perceived LEED Gold certification costs, required for all of the city’s office leases larger than 5000 square feet.