- Robin Schmidt
- January 24, 2013
Can the BOMA 2010 method of measurement be applied to multiple office buildings that share Service Areas? Specifically, an office park includes seven buildings that are served by a central mechanical area that provides chilled water. This mechanical area is located on the basement level of one of the seven buildings (only one building contains a basement level.) The basement also includes a small amount of occupant storage, and has restrooms, stairs, and elevator access. Can the square footage of this central mechanical area be allocated to the seven buildings in determining their rentable square feet? If so, how specifically should this be done under BOMA 2010, and could either Method A or B be used? Lastly, would this answer apply to Amenity Areas that are shared among one or more of these seven office buildings? Thank you.