Released by the Minister of State for Human Resources Development, a new report aims to unravel the reasons behind India’s slow adoption of green building practices and policies.
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.
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.
In addition to presenting some important insights about the current state of the European green real estate market, a recent survey of property owners in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom concludes that investors are most interested in identifying green-related opportunities at the portfolio level.
The Green Building Council of South Africa recently unveiled its Green Lease Toolkit at the annual South African Property Owners’ Association International Convention and Property Exhibition in Durban and has kindly provided us with a copy to give away here at gbNYC.
On the heels of the Department of Energy creating a similar resource on the other side of the Atlantic, the Green Building Council of South Africa and the South African Property Owners’ Association have unveiled the same tool for the Rainbow Nation.
Brussels-listed real estate investment trust Cofinimmo S.A. recently announced the acquisition of an EHPAD nursing home facility in Paris which includes an environment appendix to its lease under new French legislation that applies to the commercial real estate sector.