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CBECC-COM space functions for kitchen areas with no exhaust?

asked 2015-11-13 14:35:02 -0500

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updated 2015-11-13 15:17:44 -0500

I'm modeling a small restaurant in CBECC-COM. There are two distinct areas of kitchen in this space - each served by its own HVAC unit (necessitating two separate spaces). One area is served by an HVAC system and features a cook line with kitchen exhaust. The other area is more of a "back of house" kitchen prep area with no exhaust system.

I'm getting performance analysis errors because i have not assigned a kitchen exhaust system to the "back of house" kitchen prep area. It's telling me to add an exhaust fan or revise to a different space function. There doesn't seem to be any other appropriate space functions. The only one that seems close would be "Commercial and Industrial Work Areas - Low bay." Anyone have any suggestions?

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answered 2015-11-13 16:10:46 -0500

If you are using v3c, you can uncheck the 'Has Process Exhaust' box in the Space -> Vent & Exh tab input screen. This allows you to model the space as you would any other space, including just specifying general exhaust.. For good measure, make sure you remove any of the kitchen exhaust inputs before making this change. (remove inputs by first restoring the default is my general recommendation.

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Thank you! That's exactly what i needed!

JO gravatar imageJO ( 2015-11-14 21:18:39 -0500 )edit

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