I thought I recalled reading that the HVAC energy related to a commercial kitchen hood was considered Process Energy. Then I read on page 238 of LEED Reference Guide For Green Building Design and Construction 2009 Edition that "kitchen hood exhaust" IS considered regulated non-process energy. Is the makeup air unit considered process and the exhaust fan considered process? I thought the entire hood system was related to cooking, thus a process load. Am I correct?
Can someone please clarify for me what portions of a commercial kitchen are considered regulated (non-process) energy and what portions are considered non-regulated (process) energy? Thanks!