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Green Lease Leaders Reference Guide for Landlords

Green Lease Leaders Landlord Reference Guide

This document provides guidance to landlords on how to achieve recognition as a Green Lease Leader.

Green Lease Leaders Tenant Reference Guide 

This document provides guidance to tenants on how to achieve recognition as a Green Lease Leader.

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Green Lease Language Examples

Landlords and tenants should use the language suggested in this document as they create their own green leases.

Green Lease Leaders: Law Firm Leverages Green Leases for Global Impact (2020)

Latham & Watkins is one of the world's largest real estate firms, and a 2020 Green Lease Leaders Gold tenant award winner. This case study explores how green leasing is helping them reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25%.

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Green Lease Leaders: Advancing from Silver to Gold (2020)

Among the 2020 Green Lease Leader winners are two companies that have gone from earning Silver recognition to Gold. This case study looks at what they did and how it has strengthened their organizations.

Green Lease Leaders: Using the Lease to Create More Sustainable Coworking Spaces (2019)

Download this case study to learn more about Kilroy’s award-winning team transaction and how Kilroy embeds sustainable standard practices in all leases.

Green Lease Leaders: How Industrial Building Owners Use the Lease to Optimize Sustainable Business Practices (2019)

Download this case study to learn how three 2019 Green Lease Leaders approached green leasing for industrial facilities.

Green Lease Leaders: Spurring Efficiency in Cleveland Businesses and City Buildings (2019)

Cleveland's public and private sector lead by example by becoming the first city government and second Class B & C real estate investment firm to be recognized as Green Lease Leaders.

Green Lease Leaders: Using the Lease to Galvanize Landlord-Tenant Engagement and Higher Performing Buildings (2018)

This case study series features 2018’s Green Lease Leader designees that are using their green leases to drive better tenant engagement on energy efficiency and sustainability.

Green Lease Leaders: Using the Lease to Make Buildings More Healthy and Efficient (2018)

This case study series features 2018’s Green Lease Leader designees such as Federal Realty Trust and TD Bank for using their green leases to advance health and wellness strategies.

Green Lease Leaders: Using the Lease to Drive Innovation and Clean Energy (2018)

This case study series features 2018’s Green Lease Leader designees including Brixmor Property Group and Kilroy Realty Corporation for deploying strategies in their green leases and overall operations to drive innovation and clean energy.

Unlocking Hidden Value in Class B/C Office Buildings

This report by the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), Urban Land Institute (ULI), and BOMA International (Building Owners and Managers Association) explains why Class B and C office owners can leverage energy performance as a business opportunity.

Small Office Build Out Tips

This fact sheet for small office leases provides guidance on how your property teams, leasing agents, and brokers can communicate the value of considering energy efficiency during tenant improvements.

Electric Submetering System for Leased Space

A quick reference guide for landlords and tenants considering an electric submetering system for leased spaces.

Measuring the Potential Impact of Green Leases in the U.S. Office Sector

This IMT report estimates that green leases have the potential to yield $3.3 billion in annual cost savings for the leased U.S. office market.

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Green Lease Leaders Webinar: Using the Lease to Drive Clean Energy Innovation, Health & Wellness, and Better Tenant Engagement

Watch IMT’s webinar for advice on how to get started enhancing your lease, learn how to apply to become a Green Lease Leader, and hear success stories and insights from Green Lease Leaders Kilroy Realty Corporation and JBG SMITH.

Green Lease Library

These green leasing resources, and many more, are available at www.greenleaselibrary.com.