Yes Mixed Use properties can earn ENERGY STAR certification, as long as they meet these 2 criteria:
- 75% of the property's Gross Floor Area (GFA) (excluding parking) is comprised of one or more property types that are eligible for an ENERGY STAR score
- One property type (that is eligible for certification) is more than 50% of the GFA (excluding parking). Property types that use the same model are counted together:
- Office (covers office, bank branch, financial office, and courthouse)
- Retail Store (covers retail and wholesale club/supercenter)
- Warehouse (covers distribution center, non-refrigerated warehouse, and refrigerated warehouse)
Here are examples of Multi-use properties eligible for a score/certification:
- A property with an Office (60%) and Hotel (40%) is eligible because both property types can earn a score, and Office is more than 50%
- A property with an Office (60%) and Hotel (25%) and Movie Theater (15%) is eligible for certification because it meets the 75% minimum requirement, and Office is more than 50%. Since the Movie Theater is only 15% of the GFA and doesn't get a score, you can combine it with the primary space (Office), so the Office would be 75% of the GFA. See this FAQ for when to break out a separate property use.
- A property that is Office (40%), Financial Office (40%), and Retail (20%) is eligible because Office and Financial Office will be combined to meet the 50% rules.
Here are examples of Multi-use properties NOT eligible for a score/certification:
- A property with an Office (60%) and Movie Theater (40%) is NOT eligible because it doesn't meet the 75% minimum requirement (Movie Theater cannot get a score)
- A property with Office (33%), Multifamily (33%), and Supermarket (33%) is NOT eligible because none of the property types are above 50%