I don't know if anyone has asked this question or not, it is a rather unique situation. Our project is a technical college and this particular building's academic programs revolve around teaching energy efficiency. Our mechanical room is designed such that students will not only have access, but will monitor the buildings systems and record changes. So in essence this room is both mechanical ( which usually not counted as regularly occupied) and laboratory (which would be considered regularly occupied). As with most mechanical rooms it has no day lighting. Wondering if this room would still be exempt or I should count 1/2 with a narrative?
Any thoughts on this?