Medical Office applies to facility space used to provide diagnosis and treatment for medical, dental, or psychiatric outpatient care. The total gross floor area should include all supporting functions such as kitchens used by staff, laboratories, lobbies, atria, conference rooms and auditoria, fitness areas for staff, storage areas, stairways, elevator shafts, etc.
Below are the descriptions of the data entry fields for the medical office space type:
The medical office space type is intended to define facility space used to provide diagnosis and treatment for medical, dental, or psychiatric outpatient care. Medical office is intended for buildings with a minimum size of 5,000 square feet. Floor area for all supporting functions, such as food facilities, lobbies, elevator shafts, stairways, etc., should be included in the total square footage.
NOTE: If the Facility is a Hospital (General Medical and Surgical) building/campus that contains a medical office, include the medical office floor area within the Hospital space. Do not define this separately as a Medical Office space.
Review a graphical representation of eligibility for healthcare facilities.
Gross Floor Area
The total gross floor area is measured between the principal exterior surfaces of the enclosing fixed walls and includes all supporting functions such as kitchens and break rooms used by staff, storage areas, administrative areas, elevators, stairwells, atria, vent shafts, etc
Also note the following:
Existing atria should only include the base floor area that it occupies.
Interstitial (plenum) space between floors should not be included in total.
Gross floor area is not the same as leasable space. Leasable space is a subset of gross floor area.
NOTE: The floor area of all Computer Data Center space(s) cannot exceed 10% of the Facility’s gross floor area (not including Garages and Parking Lots).
Indicates the total number of employees who work in this medical office space. The normal occupant density ranges between 0.3 and 10 occupants per 1000 square feet (92.8 square meters).
Default Value = 2.2 Occupants per 1,000 square feet (92.8 square meters).
Weekly Operating Hours
The total number of hours per week that this medical office space is in operation, excluding hours when the facility is occupied only by maintenance, security, or other support personnel. For facilities with a schedule that varies during the year, "weekly operating hours" refers to the total weekly hours for the schedule most often followed. Medical office space operation time averages 65 hours per week, rather than 40 hours per week. Operating hours per week must be 35 or greater for office spaces and must not be greater than 168.
Default Value = 65 hours per week.
Air Conditioned Percentage
This is the percentage of the total floor space within the facility that is served by mechanical cooling equipment. The percent cooled cannot be greater than 100.
Default Value = 50%
This is the percentage of the total floor space within the facility that is served by mechanical heating equipment. The percent heated cannot be greater than 100.
Default Value = 100%