Through a series of circumstances, we are in the appeal process to try and meet WEp1. We have determined that we can either spend a significant amount of money to install two additional urinals in ADA single-user bathrooms, or reduce the automatic flow duration on lavatory faucets below the 12 second default. We previously had listed 8 seconds for the duration (and passed), but didn't justify it in our submittal, so the prereq was denied.
Has anyone had success in justifying a duration other than the default on metered faucets? We were considering citing client request and a campus-wide average currently in place to justify it. We don't want to chance this though, as we are already in appeal. Thanks.