Office of Space Utilization and Planning

A Department in Facilities


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GSF : Gross Square Feet: The sum of all areas on all floors of a building included within the outside faces of its exterior walls, including all vertical penetration areas, for circulation and shaft areas that connect one floor to another.

ASF : Assignable Square Feet: The sum of all areas on all floors of a building assigned to, or available for assignment to, an occupant or specific use. (Classrooms, labs, offices, study facilities, special use, general use, support, health care, residential, and unclassified – that are used to accomplish the institution’s mission).

Non ASF : Non-Assignable Square Feet: The sum of all areas on all floors of a building not available for assignment to an occupant or for a specific use, but necessary for the general operation of a building. (Building services, circulation, and mechanical that are used to support the building’s general operation).

SSF : Structural Square Feet: The sum of all areas on all floors of a building that cannot be occupied or put to use because of structural building features. (Exterior walls, firewalls, permanent partitions, unusable areas in attics or basements, or comparable portions of a building with ceiling height restrictions).

Structural Area : Gross Area minus Assignable and Non Assignable Area.

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Main Campus - Located near the heart of downtown Greensboro.
Main Address - 1400 Spring Garden St, Greensboro, NC 27412

Gateway Research Park - Gateway Research Park, North and South Campus are part of the joint millennial campus between UNC Greensboro and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.
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North Campus - Located at 5900 Summit Ave.
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South Campus - Located at 2900 East Gate City Blvd.
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Space Use Codes

000 Unclassified Facilities – Unclassified facilities include those areas which are inactive or unassigned; in the process of being altered, renovated, or converted; or in an unfinished state.

Assignable Areas

100 Classroom Facilities – An instruction space not tied to a specific subject or discipline by equipment or configuration.

200 Laboratory Facilities – A space characterized by special equipment or a configuration tying it to instruction or research in a particular discipline or closely related group of disciplines.

300 Office Facilities – Office is individual, multi-person, or workstation spaces assigned to academic, administrative, and service functions.

400 Study Facilities – Spaces that may contain equipment or materials which aid the study or learning process and which do not restrict themselves to a particular discipline or group of disciplines. These include library spaces.

500 Special Use Facilities – Spaces, generally limited to a special population, including spaces for military training, athletic activity, media production, clinical activities, demonstration, agricultural field activities, and animal and plant shelters.

600 General Use Facilities – Spaces available to a broader population of faculty, students, staff, or the public. These include assembly, exhibition, dining, merchandizing, recreation, and day care spaces.

700 Support Facilities – Spaces providing centralized support services for a building, unit or entire campus. Examples include maintenance shops, central printing, and general storage.

800 Health Care Facilities – Patient care spaces located in facilities such as student infirmaries, clinics, and medical schools.

900 Residential Facilities – Residential facilities include housing for students, faculty, staff, and visitors to an institution.

Non-Assignable Areas

WWW Circulation Area – Spaces required for physical access to floors or subdivisions of space with the building, whether directly bounded by partitions or not.

XXX Building Service Area – Spaces used to support a building’s cleaning and public hygiene functions.

YYY Mechanical Area – Spaces of a building designed to house mechanical equipment and utility services, and shaft areas.

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