Occupancy Classification

Utilization of premises by building occupants. Can be used to describe a complex, building, or spaces within the building.

Data Type: 
Constrained List
Unit of Measure: 
Commercial, Residential, Multifamily
List Optionssort ascending Option Definition Unit of Measure Source
Water treatment wastewater Wastewater Treatment Plant refers to facilities designed to treat municipal wastewater. This classification is intended for primary, secondary, and advanced treatment facilities with or without nutrient removal. Treatment processes may include biological, chemical, and physical treatment. This classification does not apply to drinking water treatment and distribution facilities. N/A ESPM
Water treatment drinking water and distribution Drinking Water Treatment and Distribution refers to premises designed to pump and distribute drinking water through a network of pipes. Depending on the water source (groundwater, surface water, purchased water), a water utility may or may not contain a treatment process. This classification applies to any and all water sources and any and all levels of treatment. N/A ESPM
Water treatment Premises with operating water treatment plants including pumping stations, aqueducts, and/or distribution mains. N/A EPA
Warehouse unrefrigerated Premises with warehousing and storage facilities excluding refrigerated spaces, such as petroleum, lumber, and documents. N/A ESPM, CAST, NAICS
Warehouse self storage Self-storage providing secure premises where clients can store and retrieve their goods. N/A ESPM, NAICS
Warehouse refrigerated Premises with refrigerated warehousing and storage facilities that provide services including blast freezing, tempering, and modified atmosphere storage. N/A ESPM, CAST, NAICS
Warehouse Premises with warehousing and storage facilities excluding refrigerated spaces such as bulk farm products. N/A
Waiting area A waiting area is a space where people sit or stand until an event begins and often exist at a hospital. N/A
Vivarium A premises adapted or prepared for keeping animals under semi-natural conditions for observation, study, or as pets, such as an aquarium, zoo, pet shop, terrarium, etc. N/A
Vault A vault is a chamber used for storage of precious property. N/A
Utility A premises providing services for the public such as electricity, natural gas, water, sewage, and telecommunications. N/A CPUC
Transportation waiting area A transportation waiting area is a space where people wait until an arrival or departure of a particular mode of transportation, and can exist at an airport such a cell phone lot. N/A
Transportation terminal A terminal premises where freight and passengers either departs, arrives, or is handled in the transportation process using facilities and equipment to accommodate the traffic. N/A
Telephone data entry A telephone data entry is a place where services include data entry from telephone directories. N/A
Stage A stage is a designated space for the performance of productions, such as music and theater. A stage may consist of raised or un-raised platforms that serve as a focal point for an audience. N/A
Sport play area A room for sports, recreation or playing. N/A
Spectator area A spectator area is a space where the audience may observe, sitting or standing, such as bleachers, guest seating at a theater, and auditorium seating area. N/A
Sleeping area A sleeping area is a room where people sleep such as a bedroom. N/A
Single family Housing units created in an existing residential or nonresidential premises. N/A
Shipping and receiving Shipping and receiving premises include loading or unloading docks and processing counters. N/A
Service studio A workshop or studio used by an artist, photographer, sculptor, performer, etc. This can include studios used for music and television recording, dance practice, yoga and aerobics, etc. N/A
Service repair Premises for repair services of automotive, appliances, and equipment. N/A
Service production and assembly Premises with services for the production of paper products, tailoring, and flower arrangements. N/A
Service postal Premises for mail services that include collection, pick-up, and delivery operations of letters and small parcels. N/A ESPM, NAICS
Service laundry or dry cleaning Dry cleaning services and laundering services, including coin-operated, that provide cleaning services on the premises. N/A NAICS
Service beauty and health Premises with beauty services including barber shops, hair stylist shops, facial salons, nail salon, hairdressing salon, cosmetology salon, and other personal care services. N/A NAICS
Service These establishments may provide general services on the premises. N/A ESPM
Security room A security room houses safety and security equipment as well as personnel. N/A
Retail supermarket Retailer supplying a wide range of products including groceries. N/A ESPM
Retail strip mall An open shopping mall premises that has multiple retail buildings and other businesses with sidewalks and large open parking lots. N/A ESPM
Retail mall Premises located in one or more buildings comprised of small to large retailers, restaurants, and entertainment establishments located indoor or outdoor. N/A
Retail enclosed mall A shopping mall premises located in one or more buildings of retailers with interconnecting walkways enabling visitors to walk inside from unit to unit. N/A ESPM
Retail dry goods retail Individual retail store within a mall or stand-alone that does not sell groceries, includes auto dealerships. N/A ESPM, CAST
Retail Premises include retailing merchandise such as furniture and home furnishings stores, electronics and appliance stores, food and beverage stores, health and personal care stores, clothing and clothing accessories stores, sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores, and office supplies, stationery and gift stores. Excludes malls. N/A
Restroom A restroom is a room or small building containing one or more toilets and/or urinals. Public restrooms might exist as handicapped, unisex and male and/or female restrooms. N/A
Refrigerated storage Refrigeration is a process in which work is done to move heat from one location to another. The work of heat transport is traditionally driven by mechanical work, but can also be driven by heat, magnetism, electricity, laser, or other means. Refrigeration has many applications, including, but not limited to: household refrigerators, industrial freezers, cryogenics, and air conditioning. Heat pumps may use the heat output of the refrigeration process, and also may be designed to be reversible, but are otherwise similar to refrigeration units. N/A
Recycle center n/a
Recreation pool Indoor or outdoor recreation premises for swimming or wave pool for fitness or recreational purposes. N/A ESPM, NAICS
Recreation indoor sport Indoor sport premises for aerobic dance or exercise centers including handball courts, racquetball courts, or tennis courts, bike park, skateboard park and curling rink. N/A ESPM, NAICS
Recreation ice rink Ice rink premises such as gyms, health clubs, training facilities and ice skating rinks. N/A ESPM, NAICS
Recreation fitness center Fitness center premises for active physical fitness conditioning including aerobic dance or exercise centers, or weight training centers. N/A ESPM, NAICS
Recreation Recreation premises including roller skating rinks, climbing gym, bowling alleys, basketball courts, ping pong, racquetball, handball, and batting cages. N/A ESPM, NAICS
Reception area A reception area is a space for hospitality after a main event such as a wedding or graduation. It might include food, drinks, and entertainment. N/A
Public safety station Premises for criminal and civil law enforcement and other activities related to the preservation of order including fire, police, and ranger stations. N/A ESPM, NAICS
Public safety detention center Short-term detention center premises for the confinement, correction, and rehabilitation of adult and/or juvenile offenders sentenced by a court. N/A NAICS
Public safety correctional facility Long-term corrections facility premises for the confinement, correction, and rehabilitation of adult and/or juvenile offenders sentenced by a court. N/A ESPM, NAICS
Public safety Government or non-government premises for public safety activities such as emergency planning and disaster preparedness centers. N/A NAICS
Public housing Housing premises provided by public agency. N/A
Private area A private area is an area for exclusive use by authorized persons only, and may exist in apartments, gated communities, condominiums, cooperatives and shopping malls. N/A RESO
Printing room A printing room is an area where printing takes place, such as the development of film. N/A
Parking Enclosed, partially enclosed, or open parking premises including attached garage, underground parking, uncovered driveways or lots, and covered carports. N/A ASHRAE
Office work area An office work area is a room or area where administrative work is performed. N/A
Office Administrative and professional office premises that manage other establishments of the company. N/A
Non office work area A non-office work area is a shared area for administrative work and job duties such as the sales floor of a retailer, and the auto repair room in a repair shop. N/A
Non chemical storage room Non-chemical storage rooms are pantries, closets, etc. N/A
Multifamily with commercial Multifamily units in building premises created in an existing commercial structure including studio unit. N/A
Multifamily individual unit Premises is a unit within a multi-family structure, such as condominiums and apartments. N/A
Multifamily Multifamily housing premises of any configuration. N/A
Mixed use commercial A commercial premises includes non-manufacturing business establishments including hotels, restaurants, wholesale businesses, retail stores, warehouses, storage facilities, and health, social and educational institutions. N/A
Media center A media center is place for researching, viewing and producing a wide range of media. N/A
Mechanical room The mechanical room is dedicated to the mechanical equipment and its associated electrical equipment. N/A
Manufactured home Manufactured homes are prefabricated somewhere other than the current site. Manufactured homes include premises such as house boats, mobile homes, and trailers. N/A
Lodging with limited amenities Lodging premises including motels, lodges, inns, camps, cabins, and cottages. N/A ESPM, NAICS
Lodging with extended amenities Lodging premises including hotels and resort. N/A ESPM, NAICS
Lodging institutional Lodging premises including student housing, dormitory, residence hall, fraternity, sorority, military barrack, government shelter, and orphanage. Excluding correctional facility and skilled nursing home. N/A ESPM, NAICS
Lodging area A lodging area that is not common to all guests or occupants. For example guest rooms in a hotel, or apartment units in a multifamily complex. N/A
Lodging Lodging premises with unconventional or temporary housing type such as a bed and breakfast. N/A CAST, NAICS
Lobby A lobby, foyer or entrance hall is an area often located at the entrance of a building for socializing and greeting. N/A
Living area A living room is a room in a residential house for relaxing and socializing. N/A
Laundry area A laundry area is a room or area where clothes are washed and might include a washing machine and clothes dryer. N/A
Laboratory testing Laboratory premises that have physical, chemical, and other analytical testing services. n/a NAICS, BEDES-Beta
Laboratory medical Laboratory premises providing analytic or diagnostic services generally to the medical profession. N/A
Laboratory A laboratory premises with unspecified function. N/A
Kitchenette A kitchenette is a smaller area than a kitchen for a small refrigerator, a microwave oven, hotplate, and/or a sink often found in motel and hotel rooms, small apartments, college dormitories or office buildings. N/A
Kitchen A kitchen is an area for cooking and food preparation, and might include a stove, a sink, a refrigerator, a microwave oven, a dishwasher and other electric appliances. N/A
Janitorial closet Janitorial closets are for storage of janitorial supplies and can also including waste and recycling rooms. N/A
Industrial manufacturing plant A premises with a manufacturing production facility of merchandise using labor, machines, chemical and biological processing, or formulation that transforms raw materials into finished goods at large scales. N/A
Industrial Industrial premises including food processing, manufacturing, high tech, metal processing, and pulp and paper firms. Premises may have fixed pieces of equipment, buildings or complexes used to produce goods as part of any process or system such as voltage optimization, water and wastewater systems, transport processing or other activity involving farm products off-farm. N/A
Health care veterinary Premises that provides services for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and health care of animal populations. Including dental services and laboratory testing services for animals. N/A ESPM, CENSUS, NAICS
Health care skilled nursing facility A commercial live-in premises for special care needs including senior care community and nursing home. n/a ESPM
Health care residential treatment center A residential live-in Health care premises providing therapy for substance abuse, mental illness, or other behavioral problems. n/a LBNL
Health care pharmacy Health care premises where medication is prepared, dispensed and/or sold. n/a LBNL
Health care outpatient surgical Premises that include ambulatory surgical center. N/A ESPM
Health care outpatient rehabilitation A commercial Health care premises providing outpatient rehabilitation and physical/occupational/speech/respiratory therapy services. N/A ESPM, EIA, CMS
Health care outpatient non diagnostic Premises that include medical office, urgent care, and outpatient clinics. N/A ESPM
Health care morgue or mortuary Premises that is used for the storage of human corpses awaiting identification, or removal for autopsy or disposal by burial, cremation or otherwise. N/A
Health care inpatient hospital A commercial Health care premises that provides temporary to long-term inpatient services including hospitals. n/a ESPM
Health care diagnostic center A commercial Health care premises using diagnostic medical equipment serving as an outpatient diagnostic center. N/A
Health care Premises that host heath care services for the maintenance and improvement of physical and mental health. N/A
Gas station Convenience food store and gas station premises that sells food mart items and automotive fuels. These establishments may provide automotive repair services. N/A ESPM, NAICS
Food service limited Establishments typically without waiter/waitress service in which patrons generally order or select items and pay before consuming. Food and drink may be consumed on premises, taken out, or delivered. Examples are: coffee shop, cafe, deli, bakery, bar, and pub. N/A Food Service Survey
Food service institutional An establishment other than full-service or limited-service that serves food, either to the general public or to a select group of individuals. Includes hospitals, school cafeterias, and military kitchens. N/A Food Service Survey
Food service full Food service premises which include full waiter/waitress service including diner, family restaurant, fine dining, pizza parlor, pizzeria, dinner theater, and steakhouse. The order is taken while the patron is seated. Patrons pay after they consume their selections. N/A Food Service Survey
Food service fast Fast food service premises including pizza delivery and take-out shops, take-out eating places, fast-food restaurants, and takeout sandwich shops. N/A Food Service Survey
Food service Any premises serving food. N/A ESPM, CAST
Food sales grocery store Supermarkets, grocery stores, gourmet food stores, and food super stores that sell a general line of food as well as general new merchandise. N/A ESPM, NAICS
Food sales Premises that primarily sells food products and services but may sell other non-food items related to groceries. N/A
Energy generation plant A premises with a facility designed to produce electric energy from another form of energy such as fossil fuel, geothermal, and solar. N/A OSHA
Education secondary Secondary education premises including secondary school, junior high school, middle school, and high school. Also includes schools for the academic, technical, vocational, montessori, handicapped, boarding, preparatory, private, finishing, parochial and military. N/A ESPM, NAICS
Education primary Primary education premises including primary school, elementary school, and kindergarten. Also includes schools for the handicapped, montessori, boarding, preparatory, private, and parochial. N/A
Education preschool or daycare Preschool education premises including preschool or daycare. Also includes schools for the physically disabled and parochial. N/A
Education higher Higher education premises including community college, junior college, university, vocational school, technical school, and professional school. N/A ESPM
Education School premises for educational purposes. N/A ESPM
Dressing area A dressing area is a room or area designated for changing one's clothes in a semi-public situation including locker rooms, walk-in closets, changing rooms and dressing rooms in clothing retailers. N/A
Distribution center Distribution center LBNL
Dining area A dining room is a room in a residential house for consuming food. N/A
Deck A deck is a structure of planks or plates, approximately horizontal, extending out from the exterior of the building and is open to the weather. N/A
Day room A day room, common room, or communal room is a shared lounge area for daytime recreation often in residence hall premises including universities, colleges, military bases, hospitals, rest homes, hostels, and even minimum-security prisons. It could be connected to private rooms and could include a bathroom. N/A
Data center A data center is a place that houses computer systems and backup power supply, data communication connections, environmental controls, and security devices such as telecommunications and storage systems. N/A
Darkroom A darkroom is an area that can be made dark for the processing of light-sensitive photographic materials including photographic film and photographic paper. N/A
Dance floor The dance floor is clear of all furniture so patrons may have room to dance or perform and is usually lit and conditioned differently than the rest of the space. N/A
Courtyard A courtyard is an unroofed area that is completely or mostly enclosed by the walls of a the surrounding structure. N/A
Courtroom A courtroom is a space where a judge holds court hearings. N/A
Courthouse Court premises for public safety including civilian courts, courts of law, and sheriffs' offices conducting court functions only. N/A ESPM, NAICS
Corridor A corridor is a long passage in a building from which doors lead into rooms. N/A
Convenience store Convenience food store or food mart premises, excluding gas stations, that are sell a limited line of goods. N/A ESPM, NAICS
Conference room A conference room is a room provided for an event such as a conference and meeting. They might exist at large hotels, arenas, convention centers, and hospitals. N/A
Computer lab A computer lab is for computer use and might have printers and scanners that are often located in premises such as libraries, schools, government buildings, laboratories, community centers, companies, and research centers. N/A
Common area A common area is an area for use by more than one person, and often exist in apartments, gated communities, condominiums, cooperatives and shopping malls. N/A
Classroom A classroom is a room for learning purposes in all types of educational institution premises including public and private schools, corporations, and religious and humanitarian organizations. N/A
Chemical storage room Chemical storage rooms follow chemical storage guidelines to protect building occupants from exposure to chemicals and to maintain chemicals in proper storage conditions. N/A
Central plant A central plant is the energy center of a campus, producing and distributing primary utilities from the central location. N/A
Bathroom A bathroom is a room containing one, sometimes two toilet fixtures, and a bath and/or shower. n/a
Basement Finished, partially-finished, or unfinished. N/A
Bar A bar is a counter across which alcoholic drinks or refreshments are served, the bar premises include the bar itself, bar seating, and the back-bar where refreshments are prepared. N/A
Bank Bank office premises that provide trust, fiduciary, and custody services to others including bank trust offices and escrow agencies. N/A ESPM, NAICS
Auditorium An auditorium is a large room that enables an audience to hear and watch performances at venues such as theatres. N/A
Attic A space located below the pitched roof of a residential house or other building. N/A
Atrium An atrium is a large open space located within a building, extending several stories high and having a glazed roof. N/A
Assembly stadium Open or enclosed premises including arenas, stadiums, and race tracks, and performing arts theaters that are operating live events such as fairs, concerts, sporting events, concerts, trade shows, and festivals. N/A ESPM, NAICS
Assembly social entertainment Social entertainment premises include movie theater, non-food-serving venues such as bars and nightclubs, and small social meeting halls such as lounges. N/A
Assembly religious Religious public assembly premises including funeral parlors, churches, monasteries, synagogues, mosques, and temples. N/A ESPM, NAICS
Assembly cultural entertainment Cultural entertainment premises including museums, libraries, and galleries. N/A ESPM
Assembly convention center Enclosed premises that are leased or rented, including auditoriums, banquet halls, flea market spaces, and conference centers. N/A ESPM, NAICS
Assembly arcade or casino without lodging Premises that offers table games along with other activities, such as arcade games or slot machines. These establishments may provide food and beverage services, but exclude hotel lodging. N/A ESPM
Assembly Indoor or outdoor premises operating a public or nonpublic event. N/A CAST
Agricultural estate Premises accommodating dairy farms, cattle ranch, and farms. N/A
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