The LEEDOnline form for EAp1 includes a checkbox stating that "the Building Operating Plan and Sequence of Operations were in effect in the project building during the entire performance period." Does this mean that these two documents need to be created *prior* to the start of the 12-month energy performance period?

On the other hand, the Reference Guide, EAp1, section 5, 'Timeline and Team,' p. 135, states:

"The building operating plan, systems narrative, sequence of operations, and [...] are required for this prerequisite. If these documents have not been developed, ensure they are created in conjunction with or prior to the following operational assessments, to be conducted during the performance period".

That sounds like the BOP and SoO can be developed during the 12-month energy performance period, if necessary.