Acceptable alternative strategies to sub-metering by floor plate

An alternative sub-metering strategy, not based on a by-floor-plate basis, would be acceptable provided that:

– it provides an equivalent, or more useful level of detail than sub-metering by floor plate.
– it divides the assessment in a logical manner which provides useful information to building management re: energy use.
– the approach does not conflict with requirements for sub-metering other functional areas.

The intent of sub-metering by floor plate is to allow a large homogenous function (such as office space) to be split up into smaller areas that will allow building management to monitor, identify and influence areas of high energy use.  Alternatives that also meet this intent are also acceptable.