Green Lease Leaders was created by the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Better Buildings Alliance to recognize landlords and tenants who have implemented energy efficiency in a portfolio of leased spaces. This document provides guidance to tenants on how to comply with and implement national green leasing standards and achieve recognition as a Green Lease Leader for their efforts. It also sets the national standards for what constitutes a green lease.

To apply for recognition or to learn more about green leasing, visit


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