Portfolio Manager tracks 3 types of parking:
- Open Parking Lot is a paved area that is lit and use for parking vehicles. Open parking lot size refers specifically to open area, which may include small shading covers but does not include any full structures with roofs. Parking lot size may include the area of parking spots, lanes, and driveways.
- Partially Enclosed Parking is parking garages where each level is covered at the top, but the sides are partially or fully open – that is, structures that have partial walls or no walls at all. These types of partially-enclosed structures can take advantage of natural day lighting and ventilation in a way that a fully enclosed structure cannot. Therefore the energy consumption of a partially-enclosed structure is generally lower. Carports should be counted here.
- Completely Enclosed Parking garages are completely enclosed by a roof and full-walls on all sides. Underground garages are an example of completely enclosed parking.
For parking Gross Floor Area (GFA) include all square footage in the garage such as ramps, offices, and stairwells.