Our project is a military fire station/training center in which on-duty fire fighters have alternating schedules and individual occupant sleeping rooms are designed to be used for sleeping at irregular hours throughout the day. The owner has requested that these rooms not contain any windows or daylight so that firefighter's sleep is not disrupted by sunlight. Unlike typical dorm rooms, these spaces are designed exclusively for sleeping while on-site and not as spaces for working or relaxation.
Both the Daylight and Quality views credits require certain percentages of regularly occupied spaces to meet their criteria, which is impossible for us to meet when these sleeping rooms have to remain window-less. For all other credits dealing with regularly-occupied spaces these rooms meet the appropriate standards. But is there a way to exempt these sleeping spaces from the total regularly occupied square footage calculations for these two credits specifically due to their unique function?