If the occupancy count for full-time equivalents (FTEs) is not known, calculate the default occupancy using the following methodology using 250 gross square feet per occupant.
Building Gross Square Feet
–––————––––––––––––– / Site Area in Gross Acres = People per acre allowance per site.
Example of a 100,000 square foot shell on a 2.5- acres site within the Outer Safety Zone (OSZ) where 300 people per acre is allowed per CLUP policy:
- 100,000 sq. ft. bldg. / 250 sq. ft. per occupant = 400 people max. bldg. occupancy
- 400 people / 2.5 acres gross site size = 160 people per acre average for the site.
Therefore, 160 people per acre is within the 300 people per acre allowance per CLUP policy.
LEED Default Occupancy Index