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Green Building for Landlords#

As a landlord and property manager, you can better maintain and operate your properties and building systems if you have more information about the energy use and performance of your lighting, heating and cooling equipment.  High-performance leasing provides tools to gain access to renters’ energy use data, to recommend energy efficient practices, and to pass some of the costs of an energy efficiency upgrade on to the renter, while the renter also accrues benefits of lowered utility bills that, at times, can be greater than the upgrade cost.  A healthier indoor environment, a more comfortable home, and more reliable mechanical systems all contribute to occupant satisfaction and the potential for lease renewal.

For more resources, visit High Performance Leasing Resources

For sample provisions to insert into existing leases, visit: Residential High-Performance Leasing Sample Language and Provisions

Best Practices#

We’re expecting to add this at a later date. Please check back at a later date.


Green building incentives are currently being researched and considered. Please check back at a later date.

Case Studies#

Do you own or are you building a green multifamily project and want to participate as a case study? Let us know. Case studies allow builders and owners to share lessons learned and increase the visibility of their project while demonstrating sustainability and management leadership. Case studies must be pursuing a known green certification such as LEED, Living Building Challenge, or WELL Building. Contact the Green Building Program for more information.

Links to Code#

Green building is construction that exceeds code. Codes set the minimum acceptable standard for construction in Fort Collins. For information on codes, inspections, and contractor licensing, please see the Building Services page.