K-12 School applies to facility space used as a school building for Kindergarten through 12th grade students. This does not include college or university classroom facilities and laboratories, vocational, technical, or trade schools. The total gross floor area should include all supporting functions such as administrative space, conference rooms, kitchens used by staff, lobbies, cafeterias, gymnasiums, auditoria, laboratory classrooms, portable classrooms, greenhouses, stairways, atria, elevator shafts, small landscaping sheds, storage areas, etc. The K-12 school model does not apply to preschool or day care buildings; in order to classify as K-12 school, more than 75% of the students must be in kindergarten or older.
Below are the descriptions of the data entry fields for the K-12 schools space type:
Gross Floor Area
The total gross floor area used as part of the school building for Kindergarten through 12th grade students. 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 they occupy.
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).
Is this building normally open at all on the weekends? This includes activities beyond the work conducted by maintenance, cleaning, and security personnel. Weekend activity could include any time when the space is used for classes, performances or other school or community activities. If the building is open on the weekend as part of the standard schedule during one or more seasons, the building should select "yes" for open weekends. The "yes" response should apply whether the building is open for one or both of the weekend days.
Default Value = No
Number of Walk-in Refrigeration/Freezer Units
Indicates the total number of large walk-in refrigeration or freezer units in use within the K12 School. This typically includes large refrigeration units located in the back of a K12 School cafeteria used to store refrigerated goods.
Default Value = 0.01 Walk-in Units per 1,000 square feet (92.8 square meters).
Presence of Cooking Facilities
Does the K12 School have commercial or institutional cooking on-site? This typically includes cooking facilities associated with lunch counters or cafeterias located onsite. This does not include employee lounges or galleys with food preparation equipment and/or vending machines.
Default Value = Yes
Percent of the Gross Floor Area that is Heated
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%
Percent of the Gross Floor Area that is Cooled
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 = 100%
Number of PCs
The total number of personal computers used at the K12 School. This number should include computers used in classrooms and/or student computer labs. It should also include computers that are used in managerial offices and break rooms.
Default Value = 1.75 PCs per 1,000 square feet (92.8 square meters).
Is this building a high school (teaching grades 10, 11, and/or 12)? If the building teaches to high school students at all, the user should check 'yes' to 'high school'. For example, if the school teaches to grades K-12 (elementary/middle and high school), the user should check 'yes' to 'high school'.
Default Value = No