Green Lease Leaders

When landlords and tenants want to work together to enhance their building’s performance, they often seem to be speaking different languages. There is currently little widely accepted green (also known as energy-aligned, high-performance, or energy-efficient) leasing language, and no simple blueprint for leasing agents tasked with bridging the landlord-tenant divide on sustainability. As a result, many firms interested in green leases face difficulty when it comes to implementation.

The Green Lease Leader recognition program, developed by the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Better Buildings Alliance with support from leading real estate practitioners, is helping push past this barrier by promoting best practices for commercial leases and recognizing firms and brokers that are successfully incorporating green lease language into new or existing leases to save energy in buildings.

In May of 2014, the Green Lease Leaders program selected its first class of award winners. For more information on the winning organizations visit:

The 2014 Green Lease Leaders are:

  • Akridge
  • Brandywine Realty Trust
  • The Bullitt Foundation
  • Empire State Realty Trust
  • Jamestown, L.P.
  • Kilroy Realty Corporation
  • Liberty Property Trust
  • Oxford Properties
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
  • Regency Centers
  • Government Properties Income Trust
  • The Tower Companies (View Implementation Model)
  • Unico Properties