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Regency Centers to develop USGBC’s new Green Retail Guide

Regency Centers (, a national owner, operator and developer of grocery-anchored and community shopping centers, has been selected as a project consultant to create the new Green Retail Guide: Integrating LEED into Your Leasing Process by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).  

This new resource will support USGBC’s strategic work in the retail sector and will complement the LEED for Retail rating system by providing a practical resource that helps integrate green thinking into the way that retail space is selected, leased, built-out and occupied.

According to Mark Peternell, Regency Centers’ vice president of sustainability, Regency joined forces with Green Building Services, Inc., a sustainable development consulting firm, and Ecoxera, a green business strategies and communications firm. The group will research, develop and write content for the publication while following specific guidelines set forth by the USGBC and its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System.

The guide is slated for publication in mid-2010 and will be available for sale.  Topics will include setting the stage for tenant and landlord relationships in prospective and existing LEED certified buildings, how buildings affect the environment and tenants, common types of lease transactions and the impact on LEED goals, tenant guidelines, sample site assessments and case studies, among others.

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