High-performing buildings, even energy-efficient interiors within buildings, can provide an array of benefits for commercial tenants. Well-designed and -operated spaces can lower expenses, provide greater thermal comfort, reduce employee illness and absenteeism, increase productivity, and enhance customer experiences. Tenants can work with owners and property managers to consider high-performance leasing, also known as efficiency leasing or green leasing, in which energy saving and sustainability provisions are written into the lease.
Before signing a commercial lease, ask the following questions:
- What is the average energy bill for a unit of that size?
- What efficiency and indoor air quality measures are in place?
- How will the mechanical systems and interior of this space affect my employees or my customers?
- What cost-effective measures can I take to improve the conditions, and what assistance is available from the City, Fort Collins Utilities, or other resources in helping me achieve my goals?
- Are high-performance leasing provisions available to tenants?
You may already be eligible to be recognized nationally for high performance leasing. Visit Green Lease Library for more information.
For more resources, visit High Performance Leasing Resources
For sample provisions to insert into existing leases, visit: Commercial High Performance Leasing Sample Language and Provisions