Building Category Classification Update

Building Category Classification Update

5/21/2024


In our ongoing commitment to building energy efficiency and compliance, we're taking a significant step forward by standardizing our building categories to align with the renowned ENERGY STAR classifications! This important update not only expands our building category system but also reaffirms our unwavering commitment to sustainability and meeting rigorous environmental, social, and governance (ESG) standards. 


What’s new?

  • Standardization to ENERGY STAR Property Types: The building category classification system is updated to align with ENERGY STAR property types. This change enhances the platform's focus on energy efficiency and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) compliance.

  • Expanded Building Categories: There’s now a broader range of building types supported including Technology/Science, Religious Worship, and more, facilitating a more detailed and appropriate classification of properties.


Building Category Mapping 


Current KODE Property Types

New ENERGY STAR Property Types

Office

Office

Retail

Retail

Health Care

Healthcare

Education

Education

Commercial

Office

Mixed Use

Mixed use

Industrial

Manufacturing/industrial

Multifamily

Lodging/residential

Special Use

Evaluated on a case-by-case basis

Residential

Lodging/residential

Parking

Parking

Hotels/Hospitality

Lodging/residential

Senior Care

Lodging/residential

Hotel

Lodging/residential


***Special Use Cases: Properties previously classified under "Special Use" have been evaluated individually to determine the most suitable new category based on their specific characteristics and uses.


Your next steps

There's no action required on your end. The platform will automatically update existing property types to the new ENERGY STAR classifications, so this update will be a seamless transition. 


For support with the new system or any other questions, please reach out to our support team.


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