The Federal Government also will leverage its footprint of leased space to drive greater sustainability in the building sector. All new and renewed leases over 25,000 RSF, where the Federal Government occupies at least 75 percent of the building, and that are entered into after September 30, 2023, will be green leases, as defined by GSA. They will require the lessor to report to the agency lessee annual data on facility GHG emissions, energy and water consumption, and waste generation. By 2030, all leases greater than 25,000 RSF will be net-zero emissions buildings.
F. Integrating Advanced Sustainability in Federal Buildings
2. Sustainable leasing. To leverage the power of Federal procurement to promote carbon emissions reductions and environmental sustainability in its portfolio of contracts for leased space, within 180 days of the issuance of the E.O., GSA must develop guidelines for Federal green leases and update the guidelines as necessary thereafter. Each agency must ensure that all new (including new-replacing, succeeding, and superseding) leases entered into after September 30, 2023, for at least 25,000 rentable square feet in a building where the Federal Government leases at least 75 percent of the total building square footage are green leases. Such green leases must require the lessor to report to the agency annual data on facility greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption, water consumption, and waste generation. New leases greater than 25,000 rentable square feet entered into after September 30, 2030, must be in net-zero emissions buildings.