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Green fit-out agreement

BREEAM UK New Construction, Non-domestic Buildings (United Kingdom), Technical Manual, SD5078: BREEAM UK New Construction 2018 3.0, published by BRE Global Limited, defines a green fit-out agreement as:

‘A formal contractually binding agreement between a building developer or owner and their tenants. As such, a green fit-out agreement (or ‘greenclauses or sections in a lease agreement) can be used as evidence demonstrating compliance with the relevant BREEAM issue criteria at the interim design and final post-construction stages of assessment. The agreement should make specific reference to the specification requirements or levels claimed, and as defined by BREEAM in this technical manual, where credits are awarded. BREEAM aims to encourage a mutually beneficial relationship between the shell and core developer or owner of a building and its future tenants so that the fully fitted operational building achieves performance against the highest possible environmental standards. In order to achieve this, BREEAM encourages and rewards the use of formal legally binding green fit-out agreements between a developer or owner and their tenant. Where a legally binding green fit-out agreement is provided as evidence and it commits the tenant’s fit-out to meet the criteria of this BREEAM issue, credits are available to be awarded.’

--BRE Group

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