Speculative Building [Energy] Law and Legal Definition

According to 10 CFR 434.201 [Title 10 Energy; Chapter II Department of Energy; Subchapter D Energy Conservation; Part 434 Energy Code for New Federal Commercial and Multi-Family High Rise Residential Buildings; Subpart B Definitions], the term speculative building means “a building for which the envelope is designed, constructed, or both prior to the design of the lighting, HVAC systems, or both. A speculative building differs from a shell building in that the intended occupancy is known for the speculative building.”