[Bldg-sim] Appendix G. laboratory spaces with minimum 5000 cfm exhaust

Paul Erickson perickson at aeieng.com
Wed Aug 18 12:23:21 PDT 2010


A few of us (AEI, ASHRAE, Labs21, and NREL)  began a dialogue about this in January hoping to get published clarity via the 90.1 Continuous Maintenance process.  The timing of our comments happened to coincide with committee voting already in progress and no clarification was made.  However, it was discussed that the intent is that the 5000 CFM minimum is in reference to System exhaust rates, not the exhaust rates of a single Space.

Hope that helps.


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From: bldg-sim-bounces at lists.onebuilding.org [mailto:bldg-sim-bounces at lists.onebuilding.org] On Behalf Of Bishop, Bill
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Subject: [Bldg-sim] Appendix G. laboratory spaces with minimum 5000 cfm exhaust

For baseline HVAC system type, ASHRAE 90.1-2007 has the following exception (G3.1.1 d.):
"For laboratory spaces with a minimum of 5000 cfm of exhaust, use system type 5 or 7 that reduce the exhaust or makeup air volume to 50% of design values during unoccupied periods."
Similarly, "systems serving laboratories with exhaust rates of 5000 cfm or greater" are excepted from the baseline energy recovery requirement (G3.1.2.10 h.).

When applying this exception, is it 5000 cfm per space? Per floor? Per building? Per system?


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