According to the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT), green leasing, also known as energy-aligned, energy-efficient, or high-performance leasing, is the practice of realigning the financial incentives of sustainability or energy measures in lease documents. Realigning cost structures through a green lease allows both building owners and tenants to save money, conserve resources, and ensure the efficient operation of buildings.

IMT found that 11-22 percent of building energy consumption could be unlocked through the implementation of green leases within US office buildings. To read more please refer to the Institute for Market Transformation April 2015 “What’s in a Green Lease? Measuring the Potential Impact of Green Leases in the U.S. Office Sector.”

Green Lease Leaders is a program developed by the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Better Buildings Alliance to recognize landlords and tenants who have implemented energy efficiency in a portfolio of leased spaces.