Tenant Resources

Guide to Developing High-Performance Leases


The resource is intended as a starting point to understand how high-performance leases can be utilized to help your organization comply with LL97 or other performance-based laws, regulations, or environmental reporting requirements. It offers guidance and key sample lease provisions for both landlords and tenants of commercial office spaces. The sample language throughout this resource is intended to provide context and should be customized to meet your organization’s needs.

This resource is part of a series of actionable resources developed for the Decarbonizing New York City Offices project, an initiative dedicated to reducing carbon emissions in leased commercial spaces by facilitating meaningful collaboration between building owners, tenants, brokers, lawyers, designers and others involved in leasing and office utilization decisions.