NASF is the sum of all areas on all floors of a building assigned to, or available for assignment to, an occupant or specific use. Assignable area is computed by physically measuring or scaling measurements from the inside faces of surfaces that form the boundaries of the designated areas. Exclude areas having less than a 3-foot clear ceiling height unless the criteria of a separate structure are met.
Totals include the major room use categories, classrooms, labs, offices, study facilities, special use, general use, support, health care, residential and unclassified spaces
Year Constructed: Year in which the original building was completed.
Year Renovated: Most recent major renovation.
Year Acquired: Year facility was purchased.
Facility Quality Index (FQI)
Code 1: Normal maintenance
Code 2: Limited to moderate renovation
Code 3: Moderate to extensive renovation
Code 4: Comprehensive modernization
Code 5: Demolition, replacement or downgrade use
Academic (1, 2, 3)
Buildings are utilized for instruction, research or physical education activities.
Buildings are primarily administrative (office/support).
Buildings are primarily for "study" and all related Library programs. This code is used to identify major library facilities. Branch libraries housed in multiple use facilities are not included in this category.
Buildings are primarily student residence halls, student union, or dining halls. Also includes those buildings which rely on student fees or institutional funds and do not currently receive State General Funds for operating expenses.
Buildings are used primarily for plant and maintenance operations, storage, shop, public safety, and other non-academic support related space.
Total design and construction cost to replace a building to modern codes/standards, including correcting functional obsolescence (reconfiguration or other modifications to meet the current functional needs of the occupants). Include all soft cost such as inspection/testing. Only exclusions are movable equipment (equipment that would fall out if you could pick the buildings up and turn it upside down) and site/utility costs beyond five (5) feet from the building.
Total design and construction cost to renovate a building to modern codes/standards, including correcting functional obsolescence. Include all soft costs such inspection /testing. Only exclusions are movable equipment (equipment that would fall out if you could pick the buildings up and turn it upside down) and site/utility costs beyond five (5) feet from the building.
Gross Square Feet (GSF)
GSF is 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 to one floor. Gross area is computed by physically measuring or scaling measurements from the outside faces of exterior walls, disregarding cornices, pilaster, buttresses, etc., which extend beyond the wall faces. Exclude areas having less than a 3-foot clear ceiling height unless the criteria of a separate structure are met. GSF excludes open areas such as parking lots, playing fields, courts, and light wells, or portions of upper floors eliminated by rooms or lobbies that rise above single-floor height. Exception: Include top, unroofed floor of parking structures where parking is available.
UMD Arboretum Honored with Grand Award at 2019 Green Star Awards Program
The University of Maryland Facilities Management department is proud to announce that the UMD Arboretum was named the Professional Grounds Management Society’s (PGMS) 2019 Green Star Grand Award recipient for excellence in grounds management for an urban university. The PGMS Green Star Grand Award is the highest recognition for excellence of landscape management practices in the country.
PGMS is a national membership society dedicated to advancing the education and development of the grounds management field. The criteria attributed to their annual Green Star Awards program extends beyond overall landscape attractiveness. Winners of this prestigious prize must also demonstrate superior management skills and successful sustainability and safety practices.
TheUMD campus arboretum was also honored earlier this year for achieving a Level IV Accreditation through The Morton Arboretum's Arbnet Accreditation Program. Only 27 other institutions worldwide have achieved this highest level of distinction.
About the UMD Arboretum
The University of Maryland’s entire College Park campus is a Level IV Arbnet-accredited arboretum & botanical garden, and strives to be an instrument of horticultural distinction, landscape design and interpretation, and place-making, reflecting the university’s education, research, and service missions. The Arboretum and Botanical Garden incorporates the diverse heritage landscapes of the campus from its beginnings as an agricultural college founded in 1856 to its current urban setting befitting a distinguished research university. Through exemplary practices of environmental stewardship, horticulture and urban forestry, the Arboretum and Botanical Garden enhances the campus’ aesthetics and promotes awareness of conservation and preservation of our natural environment for the enrichment of the university community, the citizens of Maryland, and our visitors.
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Photographs of UMD's Award-winning Arboretum
7401 Baltimore Ave., 4th Floor
College Park, MD 20740