Warehouse applies to unrefrigerated or refrigerated buildings that are used to store goods, manufactured products, merchandise or raw materials. The total gross floor area of Refrigerated Warehouses should include all temperature controlled area designed to store perishable goods or merchandise under refrigeration at temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. The total gross floor area of Unrefrigerated Warehouses should include space designed to store non-perishable goods and merchandise. Unrefrigerated warehouses also include distribution centers. The total gross floor area of refrigerated and unrefrigerated warehouses should include all supporting functions such as offices, lobbies, stairways, rest rooms, equipment storage areas, elevator shafts, etc. Existing atriums or areas with high ceilings should only include the base floor area that they occupy. The total gross floor area of refrigerated or unrefrigerated warehouse should not include outside loading bays or docks. Self-storage facilities, or facilities that rent individual storage units, are not eligible for a rating using the warehouse model.
Below are the descriptions of the data entry fields for the refrigerated and unrefrigerated warehouse space types:
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. The total gross floor area should include offices, lobbies, rest rooms, equipment storage areas, mechanical rooms, employee break rooms, cafeterias, elevators, stairwells, all space occupied by refrigeration/freezer units, and all areas that are entirely refrigerated. Existing atriums or areas with high ceilings should only include the base floor area that they occupy. The total gross floor area should not include outside loading bays or docks. To generate an energy performance rating, the total floor space for the facility must be 5,000 square feet (464.5 square meters) or greater.
Workers on Main Shift
Workers on Main Shift should reflect the average number of workers that are present during the primary shift (that is, the shift with the most workers). Note: this is not the total number of staff employed at the property. For example, if there are three daily 8 hour shifts of 100 workers each, the Workers on Main Shift value is 100.
Default Value = 0.59 Occupants per 1,000 square feet (92.8 square meters).
Weekly Operating Hours
This denotes the total number of hours per week that this warehouse 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. Warehouse space operation time averages 60 hours per week, rather than 40 hours per week. Operating hours per week must be 30 or greater for warehouse spaces and must not be greater than 168.
Default Value = 60 Hours per Week
Number of Walk-in Refrigeration/Freezer Units (for Unrefrigerated Warehouse only)
This number should be a count of all large walk-in refrigeration or freezer units at the warehouse.
Default = 0
Percent of the Gross Floor Area that is Cooled (for Unrefrigerated Warehouse only)
This is the percentage of the gross floor area that is served by mechanical cooling equipment. The cooling percentage cannot be greater than 100.
Default Value = 20%
Percent of the Gross Floor Area that is Heated (for Unrefrigerated Warehouse only)
This is the percentage of the gross floor area that is served by mechanical heating equipment. The heating percentage cannot be greater than 100.
Default Value = 50%