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April 09, 2014

Deadline Extended for New Green Lease Recognition Program

The Energy Department's Better Buildings Alliance and the nonprofit Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) have extended the submission deadline for the new Green Lease Leaders recognition program until April 22. The program is for firms and brokers successfully using green leasing to save energy in commercial buildings.

The Green Lease Leader recognition program recognizes firms and brokers that are successfully introducing green lease language into their new or existing leases to save energy in buildings. The Green Lease Leader recognition strives to identify a new standard for sustainable relationships between tenants and landlords. Adopting changes to standard lease language may help reduce electricity and water consumption, improve tenant comfort, and allow the landlord and tenant to better control operating expenses while minimizing waste. See the IMT press release.