The cost per square foot is provided for Duke University and Health System buildings where a budget has been established. Square footage information is obtained from Plant Accounting's space assignment system (Web Central). Building cost include maintenance & operating expenses with environmental services (housekeeping) reported separately for medical center and hospital buildings. The two calculations provided as are described as follows:
Average Cost per Assigned Square Foot:
Includes only space assigned to a department, school, or entity. It excludes circulation/mechanical space and any other unassigned space in the building.
Average Cost per Total Square Foot:
Includes all space in the building