Center for the Built Environment
Technical Report on California State Teachers Retirement System Building: UFAD Performance and Blinds Study
- Author(s): Webster, Tom
- Bauman, Fred
- Schiavon, Stefano
- Dickerhoff, Darryl
- Heinzerling, David
- Troup, Dave
- Hill, David
- et al.
For the week of July 19-23, 2010 members from CBE traveled to the California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS) building in Sacramento with two main goals in mind: (1) help validate the CBE UFAD design tool with measured building data and (2) evaluate the performance of the CalSTRS UFAD system during different blinds setting scenarios (open, horizontal, and closed). During certain times of year, CalSTRS building engineers have had trouble meeting setpoints because of solar loading. Two spaces were monitored: (1) a conference room on the 3rd floor and (2) an open plan space on the 11th floor.
This project was funded by CBE and the Public Interest Energy Research program.