Selecting High-Performance Tenant Space: A Pre-Lease Guide

Fact Sheet
October 19, 2013

High-performing and energy-efficient commercial office space begins before tenants even set foot in the building: choosing the right building is the critical first step. Real estate brokers can provide additional value to tenants by helping them make smart leasing choices with energy performance in mind, starting with site selection and continuing through lease negotiation, consultant selection, and space planning. Building owners can better attract and retain high quality tenants by including energy performance measures in a building’s capital improvements and collaborating with tenants during the design of leased space to ongoing energy management during a tenant’s occupancy. This fact sheet advises tenants and real estate brokers on how to select energy-efficient spaces to reduce the operational cost of office space while improving the work environment.