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Is a strip mall a single building or many "single buildings?" Follow

Either is acceptable, so do whatever works best for you. Think of a strip mall like a city block where all the buildings share a wall.

A strip mall is not eligible for an ENERGY STAR score or certification, but an individual property within a strip mall (e.g., store, bank, office, etc.) may be eligible to receive a score and certification if the property:

  • is a type that can get a score
  • is greater than 5,000 sq ft (1,000 sq ft for a bank)
  • has an outside entrance to the public
  • is a single-story, or if the strip mall has multiple stories the property must occupy all of the floors vertically. In other words, a property only on the 2nd floor of a strip mall would not qualify.

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