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

TitleQuick Start Guide: Commissioning and verification procedures for the automated roller shade system at The New York Times Headquarters
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsEleanor S. Lee, Robert D. Clear, Gregory J. Ward, Luis L. Fernandes
Date Published05/2007
CityBerkeley
Abstract

This quick start guide summarizes the steps required to verify the performance of a newly installed automated roller shade system. The automated roller shade system at The New York Times Headquarters has been designed to control direct sun and window glare while admitting daylight and permitting view out. Procedures in this guide focus on verifying that the glare control aspect of this commerciallyavailable 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. 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.