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WSBF Briefing: Round Table 'Green leases'

WSBF Briefing: Round Table 'Green leases'

March 2015

The Westminster Sustainable Business Forum held this round table as the first in a series of events held in partnership with the University of Oxford, accompanying the UK Research Council-funded 'Working with Infrastructure, Creation of Knowledge, and Energy Strategy Development' (WICKED), which looks at energy strategy development in the retail sector. This event focused on the practice of green leasing and considered the links between regulatory drivers, market structure, and green leases – and their relationship to modifying energy use. Green leases are intended to help landlords and occupiers engage more successfully with each other and thereby help to address the ‘split incentive’ problem and reduce the hidden costs of undertaking energy efficiency improvements. To this end, provisions to improve the environmental performance of a building for both landlords and occupiers are integrated into lease contracts.

Participating organisations:

Better Buildings PartnershipBritish Board of Agr√©mentDECCDr Alan Whitehead MPLord WhittyKing & Wood MallesonsM&SNabarroTLT SolicitorsUniversity of OxfordWillmott DixonWestminster Sustainable Business Forum  Download the Briefing PaperFind out about WSBF membershipContact the WSBF About WSBF Briefings The Westminster Sustainable Business Forum operates a busy annual programme of member-only events and roundtables designed to bring together Parliamentarians, policymakers and leading private and public sector organisations to debate and promote effective sustainability policy in the UK.  After each event, a comprehensive briefing is produced, laying out the key ideas and findings raised and discussed by participants, and circulated among attendees and other WSBF member organisations. Six months later, the briefing is made available to the wider public here, on the WSBF website. If you would like to attend an event or receive our briefings, don't hesitate to contact us to find out how you can become a member of the Westminster Sustainable Business Forum.