September 01, 2017

Sustainability Gets Serious: Drafting Multi-Tenant Office Leases for Net Zero Energy Buildings

Cara A. Carmichael, Laurence G. Preble, Evan L. Randall, and Beat U. Steiner

“Net zero energy” has a nice ring to it. These three words capture the imagination and fire the soul of many innovators in the building and energy industry. Constructing “green buildings” has been a popular goal for many years, but there is now an interest in seeking net zero energy. Green building, also called sustainable building, consists of constructing and operating buildings in a manner that has a lesser impact on the environment than conventionally built structures. Net zero buildings attempt to take one aspect of green building, the energy use of the building, even further.

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