We have a question about retail tenant spaces inside an office building. The owner will provide the retail spaces as cold shells for the retail tenants to fit out after the building is complete.
The LEED project boundary includes the entire building including all the retail tenant spaces. Therefore, we are expected to submit lease agreements with binding language that requires tenants to comply with ASHRAE Standard 62.1.
Some of the retail spaces are still not leased so there is no lease agreement yet and it is uncertain they will be leased before we submit for certification.
1. In this case, may we change the project boundary to exclude the tenant spaces for which there is no lease?
2. If changing the project boundary is not possible, what else can we do to deal with this situation?