In October, we released a couple of new features related to spaces that will give users a new level of resolution on their sustainability performance data.
The first changes were:
- We converted Gross Leasable Area (GLA) from a percentage of total site floor area to a hard number
- We added fields that break out each site’s common area
What does this mean for you?
If your site had a percentage listed for GLA that was not 0% or 100%, changes were made to the floor area values for each of your site’s spaces.
We created a new common area for your site containing all floor area that was not leased. Floor area was deducted from the other spaces to make room for the common area.
For example, if you have a site where you identified 80 percent of the floor area as leasable, we created a common area equal to 20 percent of the site's floor area. To do that, floor area of each of the site's preexisting spaces was deducted by 20 percent, as shown below.
Affected sites no longer have the floor area of their spaces synced with ENERGY STAR (all other syncing with ENERGY STAR will continue). This is because sites typically do not have common area and leasable area broken out separately in ENERGY STAR. We believe that this breakout is critical to giving users a clearer picture of how different spaces at a site are driving sustainability performance.
If you have questions, feel free to reach out to us.