Tenants have a vital role to play in creating the right environment for sustainable, good business operations to prosper, and it all starts with getting the lease right. Best practice leases - otherwise known as green leases – provide the framework for delivering strong environmental performance for tenancies over the long term.
CitySwitch hosted an event in Sydney on 25 February focusing on:
• What is a ‘green’ lease?
• Why is a green lease important for achieving sustainability outcomes?
• Insights from the Sydney Better Buildings Partnership 2014 Baseline Lease Study
• How to get one whether you’re negotiating a new lease or in the middle of an existing one
• What are some of the barriers you might face
• Learnings from an existing green lease case study example
Speakers and topics included:
Pip Harley (CitySwitch Program Manager: City of Sydney): Why should you care?
- Overview of best practice leasing and insights from the Sydney Better Buildings Partnership 2014 Baseline Lease Study.
Tristan Gannon (Associate Director, Transaction Management: CBRE): How do we achieve it?
- Assisting organisations to implement a green lease including some of the barriers faced in the process and how to overcome these.
Beck Dawson (General Manager, Corporate Sustainability: Investa) : What does success look like?
Nicola Murphy (Head of Environmental Sustainability: NAB)
Learnings and outcomes from the ‘green lease’ signed at 105 Miller Street, North Sydney providing a unique insight into the challenges and benefits of this type of lease from both the landlord and tenant perspective.
This e-book explores opportunities for improved collaboration and sustainable outcomes between commercial tenants and landlords. Produced by The Fifth Estate in partnership with Sydney's Better Buildings Partnership, it reveals opportunities for an improved leasing process.
A Property Council of Australia document providing tools for assessing office building quality in new and existing buildings. The tools provide a guide to parameters that typically influence building quality, offering a voluntary, market based approach.
A business case scenario showing how best practice indoor office environments can create savings above those from energy bills. A good building makes healthy and happy staff and improves their productivity.
The National Green Leasing Policy sets out the principles for a collaborative relationship between government tenants and building owners. This set of 18 Fact Sheets is produced by the Australasian Procurement and Construction Council.
Tenants Guide to Green Leases (19 pages) and a Handbook for leasing advisors to incorporate green lease provisions (60 pages) created by the Australian government.
The National Framework for Sustainable Government Office Buildings describes five key components to energy efficiency program. This guidance paper presents a business case for investment in government buildings and provides a case study into the benefits and recommendations to government agencies.
Obtaining a BEEC is a requirement under the Commercial Building Disclosure Act when selling or leasing an office space over 2000 sqm.
Steensen Varming used their office move to select a green building with strong credentials and enter into a green lease with their new landlord....Read more
Adelaide architectural firm and CitySwitch award finalist, Thomson Rossi, share the steps they have taken to reduce office energy bills....Read more
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