Office applies to facility spaces used for general office, professional, and administrative purposes. The total gross floor area should include all supporting functions such as kitchens used by staff, 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 office space type:
Gross Floor Area
Total floor area, expressed in square feet or square meters, for a given space within a facility. The total of all office spaces must include the floor area for all supporting functions, such as lobbies, stairways, rest rooms, storage areas, elevator shafts, etc., in the facility.
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).
Number of PCs
Indicates the total number of personal computers and servers in this office space.
Default Value = 2.2 PCs per 1,000 square feet (92.8 square meters).
Workers on Main Shift
Indicates the number of employees who are present during the main shift. This is not the total number of employees or visitors who are in a building on during an entire 24 hour period. For example, if there are two daily 8 hour shifts of 100 workers each, the Workers on Main Shift value is 100. The normal worker density ranges between 0.3 and 5.3 workers per 1000 square feet (92.8 square meters)
Default Value = 2.3 Workers per 1,000 square feet (92.8 square meters).
Weekly Operating Hours
The total number
of hours per week that this 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. Office space operation time
averages 65 hours per week, rather than 40 hours per week.
Default Value = 65 Hours per Week
Percent of Gross Floor Area that Is Air Conditioned
The percent of gross floor area that is air conditioned.
Default Value = >=50%
Percent of Gross Floor Area that Is Heated
The percent of gross floor area that is heated.
Default Value = >=50%