While the environmental and financial benefits of energy-efficient buildings are undisputed, property professionals need a foolproof plan to execute a lease that achieves and maintains sustainable building operations. For more than 30 years, BOMA International has provided the industry with a model lease agreement that is considered the standard for commercial leases. Recently it released the latest version of its model lease Green Lease Guide: A Guide for Landlords and Tenants to Collaborate on Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Practices. Learn the latest in high-performance leasing and building a win-win for building owners and tenants. Hear how some of the industry's Green Lease Leaders are successfully breaking down the barriers to achieve high-performance buildings. Discover how Boulder Commons and Sharp Development are achieving net-zero energy (NZE) and making a sound business case for NZE in multi-tenant properties.

This webinar is made possible through a grant from Yardi.

Seminar Objectives
  • Find out the latest industry guidance for greening a commercial lease.
  • Discover how the industry's Green Lease Leaders are successfully implementing high-performance or energy-aligned leases.
  • Learn how to execute a net-zero energy lease and build the business case for achieving net-zero energy in multi-tenant office buildings.
Seminar Information
Date Presented:
August 13, 2018 2:00 PM Eastern
1 hour
BOMA Member Price:
Non-Member Price:
Why You Need to Green Your Commercial Lease: Latest Best Practices in High-Performance Leases


Alexandra Harry
Program Manager, Institute for Market Transformation

Alexandra Harry is a Program Manager on the Market Engagement team. Alex develops cooperative working relationships with landlords, tenants and property management groups, and trade associates in order to devise long-term energy efficiency transformation on topics such as green leases, plug load reduction, and small business energy management. Alex works with varied audiences including building owners, tenants, chambers of commerce, utility alliances, and consultants. Prior to joining IMT, Alex worked at Paladino and Company, ushering 21 new and existing buildings through the LEED certification process, totaling over 7.2 million square feet. Alex holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree in commercial real estate with a focus on finance from Georgetown University. Alex is a LEED AP EBOM.  


Alisa Petersen, LEED AP BD+C
Senior Associate, Buildings, Rocky Mountain Institute

Alisa is a senior associate on the buildings team at Rocky Mountain Institute. One of her focuses is on increasing market penetration of net zero energy leased building by building a business case for developers and creating a roadmap to incorporate sustainability language into commercial building leases. Alisa co-authored the NZE Leasing Best Practice Guide and case study for Boulder Commons, the largest NZE multi-tenant leased building in the U.S. to day. Prior to joining RMI, Alisa worked for Seventhwave, a nonprofit energy efficiency company, where she provided technical assistance to building owners and design teams to help inform a more energy efficient building design.  



Brenna S. Walraven, RPA, CPM, BOMA Fellow
President and CEO, Corporate Sustainability Strategies, Inc.

Ms. Walraven has proven track record in executing the business case for how to successfully lead a national effort of improved energy management, operational efficiency and environmental stewardship. Her company’s first client was USAA Real Estate Company, her former employer for over 16 years and for whom she had developed and continues to support its sustainability execution. With a focus on strategic execution of operational best practices, sustainability and corporate social responsibility, CSS clients represent over 500 million square feet of national multi-sector real estate. Brenna’s unique back ground of 28 years of real estate experience and business case sustainability thought leadership, drive a unique four step process that can be tailored to drive meaningful financial and environmental results. 

Individual topic purchase: Selected
BOMI International
Continuing Professional Development Credit: 1.00
CMCP: 1.00
BOMA Member Price:$39.00
Non-Member Price:$69.00