It depends on how large your retail stores are.
- Individual retail stores that are 5,000 sq ft or larger, should be entered individually as their own separate Retail Property Use.
- Individual retail stores less than 5,000 sq. ft. should be combined, and then it depends on their combined size relative to the total property Gross Floor Area (GFA):
- If the combined total of these retail stores is 25% or less of the total property GFA, include the GFA and energy of the retail stores within the Multifamily Property Use. (Do not break out retail into a separate property use.)
- If the combined total of the retail stores is greater than 25% of the total property GFA, then you should break out this retail into a separate Property Use. Combine all the retail stores together and enter them as the property type of “Other – Mall” (a subcategory under Retail -> Mall).
*The same answer applies to ground-floor retail in Office properties. In first bullet following number "2" above, you should also include the Property Use Details (Number of Workers & Computers) from the retail with the Office Property Use.