I'm working on a project that totals approximately 178,000 sf, of which approximately 140,000 sf is office space (3 stories tall), with the other 38,000 sf being conditioned manufacturing space. In determining what the baseline systems are, I'm not sure which square footages I should use. Under the exceptions of G3.1.1, the manufacturing area should have a baseline HVAC system of Type 3 or 4. If the gross square footage of the entire building is used (which is over the 150,000 sf threshold), that would make the baseline HVAC system for the predominant office occupancy be Type 7 or 8. But, since the manufacturing area is broken off onto its own HVAC system type, shouldn't the predominant office occupancy be judged on the 140,000 sf that it takes up, rather than the total building gross square footage, and thus have a baseline HVAC system of Type 5 or 6?
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