gross square footage

gross square footage

The total number of square feet of a building,measuring from the outside of the exterior walls and including all floors.The term is generally encountered in an institutional setting where the ratio of head count to gross square footage of buildings is important for determining capacity and the need to construct more buildings.
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The list reported Maryland with 15,54,679 Certified Gross Square Footage (GSF) of LEED space, 5 certified LEED projects and a 2.
The company believes that it owns and operates one of the largest portfolios of multi-tenant data centers in the United States, as measured by gross square footage, and has the capacity to more than double its leased raised floor square footage without constructing any new buildings.
This is approximately 10% of the shaft space required for a similar, traditionally designed building, saving the client significant net to gross square footage.
For each sale, the building's gross square footage was obtained from public sources and adjusted to exclude components that were not part of the transaction, such as commercial or residential interests.
The law is MGL Chapter 148, Section 26G, which states that the total gross square footage is arrived at by adding the totals of all levels of a building, including the basement.
These control activities should allow for accurate comparisons of the size of a planned courthouse with the congressionally authorized gross square footage throughout the design and construction process.
The net rentable square footage versus the gross square footage usually works out to about 70/30, he said.
One of the problems she had encountered was that schools often base their calculations of square footage per child on the gross square footage of the entire school.
The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center is boasting a lot more space of its own with its recent $34 million, 230,000-square-foot addition that brought the facility's total gross square footage to 600,000.
Gross area or gross square footage (gsf) is defined as "the sum of all the floor areas on all levels of a building that are totally enclosed within the building.
To predict annual facilities renewal needs, the methodology uses facility type, gross square footage, construction and renovation dates, facility sub-systems, their life cycles, and replacement/ renewal costs.
The company has been closing smaller stores and opening superstores since 1991, increasing its gross square footage from 1.