MEDIUM-TERM RECOMMENDATIONS

Training for How to Negotiate “Green Leases”

Projected GHG Reduction: Unknown
Implementation year(s): 2011

Many Pittsburgh businesses do not own the building in which they operate. Additionally, if the tenant pays the utilities, the owner of the building has no incentive to pay the capital costs required to perform efficiency upgrades, such as improving insulation, installing new windows, or upgrading lighting fixtures.

Green leases for Pittsburgh office buildings would give owners incentives to upgrade their buildings and provide tenants with better workplaces. The Business Climate Coalition should provide training for local businesses and building owners who are interested in negotiating green leases, which should include a variety measures such as:


Click here to view the complete list of business recommendations available in the Pittsburgh Climate Action Plan.