Ideal Site Characteristics

What are characteristics of the 'ideal' site?

  • Must be less than 50,000 square feet
  • Single building type (office, retail, food service or food sales), i.e., not mixed use. Other single-use building types may be appropriate as well.
  • Must be individually metered, i.e., one building per gas or electric meter
  • Must have: at least 1 year of monthly utility billing data that owner agrees to share (smart meter data is even better).
  • Preferable: owner strongly motivated and likely to implement improvements
  • Preferable: owner-occupied or single motivated tenant
  • Preferable: not an already very efficient building, so that decent levels of savings actually are possible.