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Green Deal puts commercial tenants in the driving seat | 30 April 2013

The Green Deal could see energy efficiency play a larger role in tenants’ decisions where commercial property is concerned, responsesource.com reports.

Much of the Green Deal’s impact has been concerned with domestic lettings, with tenants offered the chance to view energy performance certificates (EPCs) before signing contracts and lower-rates homes being taken off the market altogether.

Now, energy experts have claimed that such benefits could also help those in the commercial property sector, with tenants now in the driving seat where lettings are concerned.

Head of carbon and energy at IMServ, Michelle Giles, explained how responsibility has now fallen on the landlords when it comes to letting their property as tenants hold all the cards. Furthermore, with sustainability issues becoming more of a concern, they would be wise to extol their green credentials in order to curry favour with choosy tenants.

This could prompt business owners to consider the likes of facilities management software to not only monitor their efficiency but also bring in measures to improve it, where needed.

Giles told sourcewire.com of the emerging trend: “With little chance of energy costs decreasing and an abundance of available commercial properties on the market, the energy efficiency of a commercial rental is becoming increasingly important to prospective tenants. The tenant can not only choose the location and on-going service but also compare the reduced rates and on-going costs, including gas and electric.”

The views expressed in this post are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Qube Global Software. All facts are verified where possible directly by the author.

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