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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Dresdner Robin is providing engineering, environmental and design services on the tower, which will stand at 71 stories, offer 18,000 square feet of retail space and boast a gross square footage of about 1,000,000 square feet.
The list reported Maryland with 15,54,679 Certified Gross Square Footage (GSF) of LEED space, 5 certified LEED projects and a 2.75 GSF per capita.
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.
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.
Recommendation: In order to improve the planning and oversight for future courthouse construction projects, to increase the efficiency of courtroom usage through courtroom sharing, and to ensure that future courthouses are built within the congressionally authorized gross square footage, the Administrator of GSA should establish sufficient internal control activities to ensure that regional GSA officials understand and follow GSA's space measurement policies throughout the planning and construction of courthouses.
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.
Net area or net square footage (nsf) is defined by a key construction industry standard as "The portion of the facility usable area that can be assigned to occupant groups or functions." 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." The equation for calculating overall building efficiency is: Overall building efficiency = net area/gross area.
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 1.2 million to 5.5 million between January 1991 and Dec.