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Basements with no occupant spaces

Tory Hannan
Torch Architecture
December 11, 2015

A building has a basement floor with only building service areas, and no usable occupant areas. Calculating R/U ratio requires dividing by 0 which can't be done.
What should be done in this case?

David Fingret
Extreme Measures Inc.
December 11, 2015

Hi Tory,

The ratio should be 1.0. If you are using Excel, create an if/then argument in your formula in order to force the result to be 1 if the result is 0.


Tory Hannan
Torch Architecture
December 11, 2015

Makes sense. Thanks for the quick response!

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