Green leases : becoming a reality

Christensen, Sharon A. & Duncan, William (2010) Green leases : becoming a reality. Australian Property Law Journal, 19(1), pp. 1-11.

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Only a few years ago there were only a handful of buildings in Australia, mainly leased by or from the Commonwealth Government to which a green lease might have application. Now with the passing of the Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Act 2010 (Cth) all commercial office premises in excess of 2000 square metres have 12 months from 1 November 2010 to obtain a Building Energy Efficiency Certificate as part of Stage 1 of the Federal Government’s National Framework for Energy Efficiency This significant change has focused attention on changes required to the conditions of leases where the building has a NABERS rating. This article considers material from the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada where there are similar policy changes in play and makes suggestions as to how certain clauses of a standard lease of a commercial office block may be altered to meet this new regime.

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ID Code: 50679
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: commercial leases, energy efficiency, green leasing, Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Act 2010
ISSN: 1038-5959
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Property Law (excl. Intellectual Property Law) (180124)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 LexisNexis Australia
Deposited On: 31 May 2012 21:34
Last Modified: 31 May 2012 22:24

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