Commissioning and verification procedures for the automated roller shade system at The New York Times Headquarters

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This document describes the procedures for verification testing of a newly installed automated roller shade system. The automated roller shade system has been designed to control direct sun and window glare while admitting daylight and permitting view out. Procedures in this document focus on verifying that the glare control aspect of this commercially-available system works prior to building occupancy. A high dynamic range luminance measurement tool, developed for this project, is used to verify that the average window luminance is within acceptable limits. Additional spreadsheet and visualization tools are described. The commissioning agent (CxA) and The New York Times will use these procedures during the commissioning phase of the building to verify that the automated control system is operating as intended.

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