Green Leasing in DC
Washington, DC’s leadership has committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions 50% by 2032. To reach this goal, the District requires that building owners report energy and water consumption annually through a benchmarking program. It also requires large buildings to meet energy efficiency standards as part of the Building Energy Performance Standards law. The Building Innovation Hub, managed by the nonprofit Institute for Market Transformation, offers a full suite of interactive and downloadable resources to assist in compliance and overall building performance improvement.
Since tenants can control up to 80% of energy usage in a building, green lease language is more critical than ever to help building owners meet and exceed defined performance thresholds. This webpage outlines the best practices and guidelines for tenants and landlords to implement green leasing language in their properties.