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Offer/ Operate Under A Green Lease

What Is It?

A “green lease” is a set terms under which the landlord and tenant agree to implement sustainable practices. The lease may incorporate terms that support recycling, waste reduction measures, environmentally-friendly cleaning materials, energy efficiency measures, or other sustainable strategies. A “green lease” need not be limited to a newly constructed, LEED certified building, but can be adapted to existing buildings, regardless of their current sustainability practices.


Many developers appreciate the value of green buildings in their design and construction. A green lease ensures that tenants and landlords maximize a building’s potential to reduce occupants’ environmental impact. Green leases offer a marketing advantage for landlords, since more and more tenants look for buildings with sustainable designs and practices.

Challenge Participants Currently Adopting This Practice

  • Beacon Capital Partners
  • Boston Properties
  • BR+A
  • ERG
  • Massachusetts Convention Center Authority
  • MetLife
  • Pembroke Real Estate
  • The Chiofaro Company
  • Veolia

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