On the project CS project I am working on which is a mixed-use building, some fixtures will be built out by the owner and some will be fit out by future tenants.

As many others have stated Project Owner's are sometimes reluctant to put performance requirements in the tenant lease agreement. As a result, we are looking at the "Tenant Neutral" Option.

My question is if Tenant Neutral is selected, we have to input the expected tenant usage per EPA Baseline. In this case, is this total usage amount (from tenant fixtures) excluded from water calculations?

If that is not the case, then to achieve an overall 20% water use reduction, the fixtures in the Owner work scope would have to achieve a greater reduction rate in order to make up for the "lack of reduction" from the tenant fixtures. Correct?

I would appreciate any guidance anyone can provide.

Thank you.