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Will EPA create a score for common areas or individual units in multifamily properties? Follow

No. The ENERGY STAR score for multifamily properties is for whole properties only.

Energy use and energy systems in different parts of a building have a direct effect on each other. For example, a unit located nearer to the middle of a building may be insulated by the units around it and therefore have lower energy use than a unit on the corner of a top floor. Similarly, the degree to which hallways and common areas are conditioned may affect conditioning requirements for individual units (and vice versa). To get an accurate picture of a property’s energy performance, it is important to take the whole property, including all buildings, into consideration.

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