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Do I include the GFA for a private garage in a townhome/duplex? Follow

Because private garages associated with an individual townhome or duplex do not function the same as a “parking garage” and their energy use is very minimal, you should exclude their Gross Floor Area (GFA) when benchmarking. This would include both attached and detached private garages. However, you should still include the garage's energy use.

If you have a group of detached private garages for a townhome/duplex community, and they are separately metered, you can exclude both the GFA and the energy.

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