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3004.3.1 Reduced Vent Area
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Where mechanical ventilation conforming to the International Mechanical Code is provided, a reduction in the required vent area is allowed provided that all of the following conditions are met:
- The occupancy is not in Group R-1, R-2, I-1 or I-2 or of a similar occupancy with overnight sleeping units.
- The vents required by Section 3004.2 do not have outside exposure.
- The hoistway does not extend to the top of the building.
- The hoistway and machine room exhaust fan is automatically reactivated by thermostatic means.
- Equivalent venting of the hoistway is accomplished.
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