Shell & Core – ‘Condition of sale agreements’ as evidence

A ‘condition of sale agreement’ provides a less robust solution than a ‘green lease agreement’ and cannot be used to demonstrate compliance under Option 1.
Conversely, a Green Building Guide (Option 2) whilst considered less robust than Option 1, would be equally likely to be implemented, whether the building were leased or sold. Where a shell & core building is being developed for sale, it is therefore acceptable for half credits to be awarded on the basis of a Green Building Guide. This includes mandatory credits/minimum standards, but only for Issues where a green Building Guide is a recognised route to compliance as indicated in the guidance.