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Green Lease Forum: Learn About Local and National Trends and Requirements in Greening New and Existing Leases

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA


Green leasing is increasingly important as a tool to meet new Boston energy and water reporting requirements, promote landlord-tenant collaboration, and address climate change.

The Green Lease Forum will provide legal, commercial real estate, and local and national policy perspectives on how to develop and implement green leases. It will include lunch and roundtable discussions with speakers, landlords, tenants, and leasing agents.  Briefing materials will include sample lease language, research findings and Boston-area case studies.

The Forum, jointly sponsored by the BBA, the City of Boston, A Better City (ABC), and the D.C.-based Institute for Market Transformation (IMT), will help efforts by the Boston Green Ribbon Commission’s Commercial Real Estate Working Group to help reduce greenhouse gases, meet Boston’s Climate Action Plan Goals, and the goals of reduced energy and water that are behind the City of Boston’s new Building Energy Reporting and Disclosure Ordinance (BERDO).

The Agenda:

  • 8:30 – 8:45: Registration and Breakfast
  • 9:00 – 9:20:  Introduction to/Briefing on Green Leasing (Adam Sledd- IMT)
  • 9:20 - 9:30:  Coffee Break and Facilitation Group Set-Up Period
  • 9:30 – 11:30: Examples of Green Lease Implementation in Boston, Breakout Groups
  • 11:30 – 11:45: Closing
  • 11:45 -12:30 p.m.: Networking and Departures

Sponsoring Section/Committee(s):


  • Bradford Swing
    • City of Boston, Office of the Mayor
  • James Gray-Donald
    • Bentall Kennedy
  • Deborah Howitt Easton
    • Ameresco, Inc.
  • Adam Sledd
    • Institute for Market Transformation
  • Julie Taylor
    • Noble, Wickersham & Heart LLP
  • David Straus
    • A Better City



Elizabeth Vincensi


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