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.