Green Lease Guide: A Guide for Landlords and Tenants to Collaborate on Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Practices
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NEW! While the environmental and financial benefits of energy-efficient buildings are undisputed, property professionals need a foolproof plan to execute a lease that achieves and maintains sustainable building operations. For more than 30 years, BOMA International has provided the industry with a model lease agreement that is considered the standard for commercial leases. In 2005, BOMA greened its model lease to provide the industry with a step-by-step guide on how to execute a lease with sustainability attributes.

Green Lease Guide: A Guide for Landlords and Tenants to Collaborate on Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Practices, is the most recent update to the model green lease. It provides instructions to write green operations and management practices into lease agreements, as well as legal language to facilitate ongoing implementation of sustainable building practices. This green lease guide covers all aspects of a standard lease agreement, such as models for prime lease agreements, guaranty of lease and form subleases.

The Guide also includes references to third-party sustainability standards such as BOMA 360, Green Globes and LEED; features concepts for ENERGY STAR Performance Ratings and Tenant Spaces, Zero Net Energy Buildings and EPA Climate Leaders; addresses PACE financing, renewable energy and clean tech concepts; and covers industry best practices for amortization of retrofits and best practice guidance from DOE's Better Buildings and Institute for Market Transformation.
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