I am currently modeling a lowrise, multi-family residential building (apartments) and was curious about how to include the common spaces. I contacted EnergySoft support and was told that the common areas do NOT need to be included in the EnergyPro model since the space is not conditioned. That is an easy fix, but I then came to the question about ventilation.
In the CEC’s Residential Compliance manual section 126.96.36.199, it states that common areas must provide a ventilation rate using Equation 4-10 (0.06 cfm/sqft of common area). I was told not to include common spaces in the performance model but then how should I show that the common spaces meet this ventilation requirement?
Have any of you ran into this in the past? How did you include it in your T24 reports?
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