Commercial Lease: Guide to Sustainable and Energy Efficient Leasing for High-Performance Buildings
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In the race to achieve the highest possible building performance, a building can only reach as high as the commitment of its tenants. That's why BOMA "greened" its Guide to Writing a Commercial Real Estate Lease to provide a model for modifying lease terms to maintain energy efficient and sustainable building operations. Published in 2010 as an update to the 2008 Green Lease Guide, Commercial Lease: Guide to Sustainable and Energy Efficient Leasing for High-Performance Buildings includes enforceable tenant responsibilities; pass-through provisions; and green certification notations for ENERGY STARĀ®, LEED and GBI rating points. Plus, hundreds of easy-to-read footnotes provide answers and suggestions to the toughest lease clauses.

What's Included?
Three documents are presented: (i) a model form prime Lease Agreement, oriented towards office use but with annotations addressing retail and mixed-use concepts as well; (ii) a model form Sublease; and (iii) a model form Guaranty of Lease. The documents have been written to stand alone but can easily be used in any combination or as a complete set of three if necessary. Hundreds of easy-to-read footnotes provide answers and suggestions to the toughest lease topics.

New supplement: Working Together for Sustainability: The RMI-BOMA Guide for Landlords and Tenants. Produced by BOMA and the Rocky Mountain Institute, this unique guide outlines five actionable steps for owner/tenant partnership for greater energy savings.

The Commercial Lease: Guide to Sustainable and Energy Efficient Leasing for High-Performance Buildings is author by Steven A. Teitelbaum, Esq., formerly a Partner with Jones Day.
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