NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Columbia Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE: CXP) is proud to announce it has been recognized as a 2021 Green Lease Leader by the Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Alliance and the Institute for Market Transformation. The Green Lease Leaders program sets national standards for what constitutes a green lease, while recognizing landlords and tenants that modernize their leases to drive collaborative action on energy efficiency, cost-savings, air quality, and sustainability in buildings.
Columbia has achieved “Gold” Recognition, the highest level offered by Green Lease Leaders, for its strong commitment to high performance and sustainability in buildings and best practice leasing. To receive this recognition, Columbia qualified for credits in energy efficiency and sustainability best practices such as utility data tracking and sharing, cost recovery for capital improvements, and sustainability training. Columbia has also implemented a tracking program for all green lease-applicable language in leases across its portfolio and works to engage tenants directly in sustainability efforts at each property.
“By collaborating with our tenants, we can work together to tackle the challenges of sustainability, realize opportunities for resource efficiency and cost-savings, and provide a top-performing workplace for our building occupants and the community,” said Paul Teti, Executive Vice President, National Real Estate Operations for Columbia. “We are pleased to have been recognized for our efforts to engage tenants from lease inception in our commitment to sustainability and proud to serve as a green lease leader for our tenant companies and our industry.”
Columbia is part of a national trend toward green leases in commercial spaces. This year’s Green Lease Leaders represent portfolios totaling more than 2 billion square feet and comprise a diverse range of buildings from large and small commercial offices to industrial buildings to data centers. Learn more about Green Leasing by visiting GreenLeaseLeaders.com or reading Green Lease Leaders case studies.
About Columbia Property Trust
Columbia Property Trust (NYSE: CXP) creates storied properties for legendary companies in New York, San Francisco, Washington D.C., and Boston. The Columbia team is deeply experienced in transactions, asset management and repositioning, leasing, development, and property management. It employs these competencies to grow value across its high-quality, well-leased office portfolio of 15 properties that contain more than six million rentable square feet, as well as four properties under development, and also has more than eight million square feet under management for private investors and third parties. Columbia has investment-grade ratings from both Moody’s and S&P Global Ratings. For more information, please visit www.columbia.reit.
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