Leasing an energy-efficient space improves employee productivity, retention, and sales due to improved thermal comfort, daylighting, and the overall health of the building. Smart leasing can reduce utility costs, drive employee satisfaction, and benefit your bottom line. According to a study done by Stok, commercial tenants who invest in high-performance buildings can gain an additional annual value of $3,395 per employee and $18.56 per square foot due to the enhanced productivity, retention, health, and utility and maintenance savings.
Smart leasing practices for tenants:
- Work with your broker to create site selection criteria that prioritize efficiency and meet your needs
- Ask prospective landlords what the ENERGY STAR® score of the building is and what energy-efficient features are installed
- Submeter energy use in your leased space and ask that the landlord provide monthly updates on energy consumption
- Build out your space using energy-efficient strategies such as natural lighting, ENERGY STAR® appliances, occupancy sensors, and programmable thermostats
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