South Africa: Green Leasing Offers Benefits to Owners, Tenants
23 March 2012
allAfrica.com - March 22, 2012
Green leasing, which sees building owners and tenants introduce sustainable practices into building operations to mutual advantage, has taken off internationally. In South Africa, however, awareness of the concept is just filtering through to larger organisations.
With the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) about to release its first Green Leasing guide and tool kit early in 2012 Johnson Controls Energy Solutions takes a closer look at the challenges and opportunities.
Says Karl van Eck, regional general manager at Johnson Controls: "Green leasing offers enormous benefits to property owners, tenants, governments and, of course, the planet. By making use of new approaches, technologies and equipment to, among others, conserve the use of water and energy and better manage waste, tenants and owners can cut costs and emissions - reducing their carbon footprint."