Green Leasing

Green Leasing

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.

Austin’s Universal Recycling Ordinance

Austin’s Universal Recycling Ordinance

The City of Austin’s Universal Recycling Ordinance (Annual Diversion Plan) requires commercial properties to provide recycling services to tenants and employees. By Oct. 1, 2017, all properties will be required to ensure tenants and employees have convenient access to recycling. To find out more information, please reference The City of Austin’s Austin Resource Recovery.

Businesses can get up to $1,800 in rebates to go Net Zero. For more information click here.

Non-residential commercial properties, including:

  • Retail
  • Medical facilities
  • Hotels and Motels
  • Religious buildings
  • Commercial office buildings
  • Private educational facilities
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Facilities

Multifamily properties including:

  • Apartments
  • Condominiums
  • Mobile home parks
  • Private funded dorms
  • Assisted living facilities

By Oct. 1, 2018, all food enterprises will be required to ensure their employees have convenient access to organics diversion services.

Food service enterprises include:

  • Grocers
  • Farmers’ Markets
  • Food and Beverage Industry (restaurants, bars, catering)
BOMA 360 Performance Program

BOMA 360 Performance Program

The BOMA 360 Performance Program sets the standard worldwide for operational best practices in the commercial real estate industry. For building owners and managers who want to help their properties stand out from the crowd, the BOMA 360 designation is a true mark of excellence.

The BOMA 360 Performance Program, sponsored by BOMA International, evaluates buildings against industry best practices in 6 major areas of building operation:

  • Building operations and management
  • Life safety, security and risk management
  • Training and education
  • Energy
  • Environmental/sustainability
  • Tenant relations/community involvement

Individual buildings that satisfy the requirements in all 6 areas are awarded the BOMA 360 designation.