In commercial buildings, tenants account for more than 50% of energy use. With the recent enactment of Local Law 97, tenant energy contribution becomes even more critical, as commercial landlords will not be able to comply with emission caps if tenants are not engaged. This session will highlight how three tenants collaborated with their building owner to implement advanced energy solutions and reduce building energy consumption. The case study presentations will be followed by two interactive breakout groups – one focused on green leasing practices and one focused on existing energy efficiency programs and incentives – to dive deeper into how tenants and building owners can work together to save money, meet environmental regulations, and reduce energy use.
- Explain the business case for landlord-tenant collaboration to promote advanced energy solutions and behavior change strategies.
- Summarize energy-aligned lease clauses that overcome the split incentive and more equitably align the costs and benefits of energy efficiency investments between landlords and tenants.
- List funding and financing opportunities to reduce energy consumption in tenant spaces.
- Determine the appropriate pathway to reduce energy consumption within their own spaces.