## What is BOMA measurement standards?

## What is BOMA measurement standards?

The BOMA 1980 Standard measures buildings on a floor-by-floor basis. It can be a simple and effective approach for measuring the Usable and Rentable Area of a single typical floor and its occupying tenants. Unfortunately, BOMA 1980 can be over-simplistic in its allocation of common area.

### How do you calculate Boma?

The BOMA Standards provide two methods of calculating Rentable Area. Only one method should be used throughout the entire building. In both methods, calculating the Rentable Area requires multiplying the total floor area by a ratio that represents the tenant’s portion of the floor.

#### What is the latest BOMA standard?

BOMA 2017 for Office Buildings: Standard Methods of Measurement (ANSI/BOMA Z65. 1—2017) is the latest update to the office standard, which has been regularly revised to reflect the changing needs of the commercial real estate market.

**Does Boma include exterior walls?**

BOMA Industrial 2012 – Method A Known as the Exterior Enclosure Method, Method A measures to the outside of exterior walls to calculate areas. Method A is arguably more popular than Method B, especially in cooler and seasonal climates.

**What is occupant area?**

A portion of a building where an occupant normally houses personnel, equipment, fixtures, furniture, supplies, goods or merchandise.

## What is BOMA load factor?

The BOMA 2010 Office Standard refers to this as the Load Factor. Multi-Occupant Floor Load Factor: The calculated area of Floor, Building, Multi-Floor and Complex or Campus Service Areas that are apportioned to a Multi-Occupant Floor expressed as a percentage or ratio.

### How is rentable area calculated?

Calculating Rentable Square Footage Your rentable square footage is equal to your usable square footage plus your pro-rata share of the common areas of the building.

#### How do you calculate occupancy capacity?

The occupancy load is calculated by dividing the area of a room by its prescribed unit of area per person. Units of area per person for specific buildings can be found in the chart at the end of this article. For instance, the chart dictates that dormitories require 50 square feet of floor area for every room occupant.

**How do you calculate building load?**

Calculate load factor by dividing the total square footage in the building by the usable square footage. In this example, you would take 6500 square feet – the total square footage of the building – and divide it by 5500 – the usable square footage of the building. That gives us a load factor of 1.18.

**How do you calculate load factor?**

To calculate your load factor take the total electricity (KWh) used in the month and divide it by the peak demand (power)(KW), then divide by the number of days in the billing cycle, then divide by 24 hours in a day. The result is a ratio between zero and one. Power Load Factor = 2000/35/30*24 = 79.4% –> you are good!

## What is the difference between gross area and rentable area?

Gross square feet, also referred to as gross area, simply refers to the total square footage of a building. It includes everything accounted for in usable and rentable square feet, along with building core, elevator shafts and other areas of the building that are used for maintenance and operations.