No. The EPA design score documented on the Statement of Energy Design Intent from Target Finder or Portfolio Manager is not a guarantee of performance; it is an assessment of the energy design intent specified in the architectural design and contract documents. The assessment is based strictly on the building’s proposed design and intended property use details (hours of operation, number of employees). If the building systems and use details change significantly from the original intent, then the expected energy use of the design must also be recalculated to reflect the changes. The design score can also provide a target for the energy intent for building commissioning.
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