Green lease

Introduced by the Grenelle II Act, a green lease requires the tenant and the building owner to exchange all information relating to the energy consumption of their premises. Created with the aim of contributing to an across-the-board improvement in buildings' energy performance, it applies to leases concluded or renewed as of 1 January 2012. A green lease may, for example, define the obligations on the tenant to limit the premises' energy consumption. The tenant must also allow the owner access to the property to carry out works to improve energy efficiency.