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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Green Lease Policies and Procedures

Green Lease Policies and Procedures

GSA promotes government-wide efforts to create green, sustainable buildings. To support this work, GSA issued the Realty Services Letter, RSL-2007-12, Green Lease Policies and Procedures for Lease Acquisition and RSL-2010-2, Energy Star Requirement for Lease Acquisition RSL-2007-12 outlines policy to implement energy and environmental leasing requirements. This policy incorporates modified and additional green language for Green Lease Solicitation For Offers (SFO) for all leases. The letter also provides accompanying policy in accordance with Executive Order 13423, Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy and Transportation Management, and the Energy Policy Act of 2005. RSL-2010-02 implements the Energy Star requirement of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) for Lease Acquisition. Section 435 of EISA mandates that no Federal agency enter into a leasing contract on or after December 19, 2010, for a building that has not earned the Energy Star label in the most recent year, unless the space requirement is in compliance with specific exceptions provided in the EISA statute. If a building will not have an Energy Star label in accordance with one of the exceptions in the EISA statute, the successful offeror must nevertheless renovate the space for all energy efficiency and conservation improvements that would be cost effective over the life of the lease. While there is no separate "green lease" for special leases, there are additional requirements in the SFO for lease construction and for customers seeking the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED-CI) certification.


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Date of Publication:
November 2010

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