In traditional leases, neither the landlord nor the tenant are incentivized to invest in energy efficiency improvements that can lead to high-performance properties that benefit both entities. However, green leases, also known as energy-aligned leases, help to break down barriers. This document consolidates a variety of green lease language options for more efficiently designed and operated spaces. Landlords and tenants should use the language suggested in this document as they create their own green leases. Many of the example will need to be edited or amended to fit each individual building or property needs and specifications to reap maximum return.

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