The Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA), in partnership with SAPOA (South African Property Owners Association), launched the new Green Lease Toolkit at the 44th annual SAPOA Convention held at the Durban International Convention Centre at the end of May 2012. The Green Lease Toolkit was developed in response to growing market demand from South African landlords and tenants. Landlords have consistently requested guidance and resources to help them harness the benefits of well-designed, well-built, and, importantly, well-operated buildings. Tenants too are increasingly seeking out ‘green’ space in a bid to gain the advantage of the healthier and more productive working environment that green buildings offer. A ‘green lease’ is structured to ensure that a building that has been designed and built for sustainability is operated in a sustainable way.