This bill would mandate the creation of best practices and model commercial leasing provisions to align building owner's/tenant's interests with cost effective investments in energy and water efficiency.
Within 180 days of the enactment of this bill, the Secretary of Energy (DOE) and the Administrator of General Services would be charged with creating the provisions, and soliciting public comment.
These best practices, once they had been created would apply to any federal agency identified as a landlord or tenant in a lease document.
The Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), after consulting with the Secretary of Energy, would be directed to create a voluntary program promoting energy efficiency in leased spaces and commercial buildings. This program would be created within the Energy Star program, and would be known as the Tenant Star program.