Commercial Green Leasing in the Era of Climate Change: Balancing Risks, Burdens, and Incentives
Stephen R. Miller
University of Idaho College of Law - Boise
May 1, 2010
Environmental Law Reporter, Vol. 40, p. 10487, 2010
Recent studies make clear that it is not whether a building is built “green” that matters in terms of both greenhouse gas reductions and other environmental benefits; rather the most important factor is how the building is operated and used in the long term. Long-term leases negotiated today should address the operation of green buildings to achieve environmental benefits and the roles of parties in doing so. A review of model leases available in the United States and throughout the world, including Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom, provides a global view of how real estate markets - both public and private - are navigating the dilemma of meeting climate change mandates through leases.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 15
Keywords: green building, green leasing, sustainability, greenhouse gas, GHG, leasing
Date posted: July 29, 2010
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