Our project is an institutional project located in a moderate climate operational for 6 days a week, 12 hours a day. Laboratory spaces contribute to about 60% and have process loads. These loads are being catered by the chilled water system and Dedicated AHUs for Special Lab requirements with Temperature and Humidity control. Also as part of Fume Hoods in Lab enhanced Fresh air and Exhaust requirements are needed . As 75% of the chiller system is designed for meeting these process loads and not for human comfort, so can we remove the cooling requirement & ventilation requirement associated with this from the EPI calculations.
The project team can perform simulation as per building operation i.e. majorly laboratory area and ignore the process load while performing the simulation.