Corporate Sustainability Strategies Appointed Green Lease Leaders Supporting Partner by U.S. Department of Energy Better Building Alliance and Institute for Market Transformation
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., (Feb. 11, 2019) – Corporate Sustainability Strategies (CSS), a sustainability and operations consulting firm specialized in driving enhanced financial returns by designing and implementing cost effective, value creating sustainability strategies, announced they have been appointed as a Green Lease Leaders (GLL) Supporting Partner by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Better Building Alliance and Institute for Market Transformation (IMT).
DOE’s Better Building Alliance and IMT initiated the GLL program in 2013 by to define green or “energy-aligned” leases; recognize pioneering tenants and property owners who add energy and water-saving clauses to their leases; recognize real estate brokers who facilitate green lease transactions; and drive higher building energy performance in commercial, retail, and industrial buildings.
Historically, real estate owners and tenants have had difficulty integrating sustainability into the lease process due to tension between owners and tenants over responsibilities and cost-sharing arrangements. The GLL program is helping to break through these barriers by proving that a wide variety of companies are already incorporating green lease language into their portfolio and by demonstrating replicable solutions that can be employed by others.
As a GLL Supporting Partner, CSS will work to advance the goals of the program with clients and other audiences. GLL recognizes forward-thinking companies and real estate practitioners who break down barriers to high-performance buildings by revolutionizing leases to incorporate energy efficiency and sustainability. Currently, there are 31 recognized GLL organizations, representing over 1 billion SF of commercial space and $24M annual energy cost savings.
About Corporate Sustainability Strategies: Corporate Sustainability Strategies (CSS) is an independent commercial real estate sustainability and operations consulting firm, passionate about results. Services are client-centric, focused on driving enhanced financial, environmental, social and governance outcomes by designing and implementing cost effective sustainability strategies. Cumulatively, CSS clients represent over $100B in Assets under Managements and 500M sf of real estate. To date, client savings exceeds $30M. Clients include office, industrial, retail, multi-family, hotel, storage, healthcare, and development asset types.
For more information, visit www.corporatesustainabilitystrategies.com.
About Green Lease Leaders: Green Lease Leaders recognizes forward-thinking companies and real estate practitioners who break down barriers to high-performance buildings by revolutionizing leases to incorporate energy efficiency and sustainability.
For more information, visit www.greenleaseleaders.com.