As REITs continue to advance sustainability best practices, many Nareit members are at the real estate industry's forefront when it comes to integrating energy- and water-saving language into their leases. If you are one of those companies and want to be recognized for your efforts, be aware that the deadline for the 2018 Green Lease Leaders™ application period is March 1. Green Lease Leaders is a national recognition program developed by the Institute for Market Transformation and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Alliance. Now in its fifth year, the program celebrates and validates leading-edge landlords and tenants in the commercial office, retail, and industrial sectors who are breaking down barriers to higher-performing buildings by addressing energy and water efficiency through smart and green lease clauses & corporate guidelines.
Companies, landlords, and transaction teams receiving the Green Lease Leader designation will be announced later this year at an industry event (to be determined), presented with an official certificate and seal for their achievements, and featured both on the Green Lease Leaders website and in a national media campaign. For more information on how to apply, visit www.greenleaseleaders.com.