Hi all,

I am working on a project where the CRAC unit manufacturers have said they don't need to comply with the efficiency requirements of ASHRAE 90.1 for a data room and comms rooms air conditioning and they have quoted "The provisions of this standard do not apply to equipment and portions of building systems that use energy primarily to provide for industrial, manufacturing, or commercial processes" as the reason for this.

I believe that means that the actually air conditioning units themselves become process energy and as such should be the same in the proposed and baseline buildings?