sorry for the repeated posting but i had embedded a similar query in another comment previously posted on this page:
we have a query on one of our projects (an industrial project), with a 'shower house' (ablutions block) with ONE FTE. The 'shower house' is the central ablution facility for the entire site and will be used by around 350 people/day and in this sense plays a support role to the industrial buildings.
We want to include the shower house in the certification and are trying to find the best way to do this:
1. should we include the shower house as a space in the group of industrial buildings we are certifying? the shower house makes up less than 6% of the floor area or
2. should we certify the shower house separately?
our sense is that we should certify the 'shower house' as a separate building, since other than playing a support function to the industrial spaces on the site it cannot be naturally slotted into any group of buildings. My first question is therefore whether this would be an accurate assumption to make?
Following on from the string of conversation on the topic previously, we are considering two options how to account for FTE usage of the 'shower house':
1. since we know who will use the 'shower house' from across the project (LEED projects only), we can calculate these FTEs as visitors (from the other LEED projects on the site) and transients (in this case drivers) in the calculations for WEp1
2. another option - but this may be a bit way out - could be to treat the shower house water use as process water - given that the employees will shower as a result of the process on the site?
we would imagine though that option 1 would be our best bet?