A Green Lease Overview

Thu, Jun 18, 2009

Building Basics, Extract

A green lease is different from a typical landlord/tenant relationship in that provisions are built into the agreement to encourage green business practices. These agreements encourage owners to build and maintain sustainable spaces without limiting tenant comfort. They are becoming increasingly popular as companies look for ways to help the environment.

The California Sustainability Alliance has many useful green lease resources that can easily be tailored for small businesses specific needs. Gina Davis, a partner at the Dennis Law Group, a Washington D.C. firm specializing in green real estate law offers the following advice,

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