I am working on a large three story office building and analyzing it to see how it would preform under Option 1 requirements. I have a sample perimeter open office area that is showing 100% of the grid has an ASE(1000/250) value with no blinds or shades being used.
Is it fair to assume that this space would still achieve the credit requirement of 10% of the analysis area, since section 2.2.6 of LM-83 states that "blinds shall close whenever more then 2% of the analysis point receive direct sunlight? Even though ASE calculations are supposed to be done without blinds? I am guess I am a little confused by LM-83 ASE calculation method and the 10% LEED requirement. Any clarification would be greatly appreciated!