Floor area can be defined and described in many different ways for different purposes. This type field allows multiple types of floor area definitions to exist in the same dataset.
Floor Area Qualifier
|List Options||Option Definition||Unit of Measure||Source|
|Footprint||The total horizontal area of the vertical span of the premises.||N/A|
|Gross||The sum of the floor areas of all the spaces within the premises with no deductions for floor penetrations other than atria. it is measured from the exterior faces of exterior walls or from the centerline of walls separating buildings but it excludes covered walkways, open-roofed over areas, porches and similar spaces, pipe trenches, exterior terraces or steps, roof overhangs, parking garages, surface parking, and similar features.||N/A||ASHRAE|
|Net||Gross floor area, excluding the area occupied by walls and partitions, the circulation area (where people walk), and the mechanical area (where there is mechanical equipment), i.e., gross floor area reduced by the area for structural components||N/A|
|Rentable||Floor area that is being rented or is for rent.||N/A|
|Sellable||Floor area that is sellable||N/A|
|Served||Floor area that is served by some system or service||N/A|
|Usable||Floor area usable for some specific purpose||N/A|
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