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Daylighting and Productivity - CEC PIER 

Acknowledgements


Acknowledgements – Windows and Offices: A Study of Office Worker Performance and the Indoor Environment – CEC PIER 2003

The reports are a result of funding provided by the California Energy Commission’s Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) program on behalf of the citizens of California . Heschong Mahone Group would like to acknowledge the support and contributions of the individuals below:

Heschong Mahone Group, Inc.: Principal in Charge: Lisa Heschong.  Project Director: Lisa Heschong. Project staff: Mudit Saxena developed the Mini-Tests, took primary responsibility for Desktop data collection and for writing the report.  Abhijeet Pande directed physical on-site data collection and contributed to the analysis and report.  Puja Manglani took primary responsibility for Call Center data collection and contributed to the analysis and report.  Cynthia Austin assisted with data collection and processing. Carey Knecht contributed to and edited the report. Jon McHugh and Douglas Mahone provided technical oversight.  Lynn Benningfield provided project management support..

Subcontractors: RLW Analytics, Inc:  Dr. Roger Wright, directed statistical analysis; Stacia Okura, analyst.

Review and Advisory Committee:  We are greatly appreciative of the following people who contributed to the review of this report: Dr. Jed Waldman, California Department of Public Health; Dr. Gage Kingsbury, Northwest Evaluation Association; Dr. Judith Heerwagen, private consultant; Abby Vogen, Energy Center of Wisconsin; Dr. Cliff Federspiel, Center for the Built Environment, UC Berkeley; Danny S. Parker, Florida Solar Energy Center, Dr. Robert WIrtshafter, WIrtshafter Associates; Barbara Erwine, Cascadia Conservation.

SMUD support:  Phil West oversaw the overall study, and Paul Lau provided daily contact support.  Maggie Rogers oversaw the Call Center Study and Donna Arnold and many others at the Call Center contributed time and support to our data collection efforts.  Tom Jas assisted with the Desktop survey and Mini-Test logistics.  Gary Schmidt provided invaluable contributions in programming the survey and Mini-Test systems, with oversight and assistance from William Caroll and Ed Sanchez.  Doug Norwood of the Facilities Department assisted with on-site data collection.  Numerous other SMUD employees were most generous with their time and resources to provide information and support that was essential to the completion of this project.

Technical Support:  The authors wish to thank Chris Hunt of City Visual Systems Ltd, at City College , London , for his generous help in developing the three visual acuity tests for the Desktop Study.  Dr Jeffrey Anshel, doctor of optometry, also assisted in the arranging the use of the material.  Dr. Jeb Schneck gave us permission to use the visual memory test and provided insight on its administration and analysis.  Dr. Steven Kaplan of the University of Michigan and Dr. Cliff Straehley, clinical psychologist, provided insight into the use of the Backwards Numbers test. The authors also wish to thank Dr. Guy Newsham and Dr. Jennifer Veitch of National Research Canada and Dr. Peter Boyce of the Lighting Research Center for their generous time in discussing the project methodology.  Dr. Rick Ridge, of Ridge and Associates, commented on the statistical methodology. Chris Condon and Ryan Stoup at Pacific Gas and Electric coordinated the loan of recording instruments through the lending library of the Pacific Energy Center .


Acknowledgements – Windows and Classrooms: A Study of Student Performance and the Indoor Environment – CEC PIER 2001

This report is a part of the Integrated Energy Systems - Productivity and Buildings Science program, a Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) program. It is funded by California ratepayers through California 's System Benefit Charges administered by the California Energy Commission (CEC) under (PIER) contract No. 400-99-013, and managed by the New Buildings Institute. Heschong Mahone Group would like to acknowledge the support and contributions of the individuals below:

Heschong Mahone Group, Inc.: Principal in Charge: Lisa Heschong.  Project Director: Lisa Heschong. Project staff: Puja Manglani tracked the statistical analysis of the data, collected data and contributed the report.  Abhijeet Pande directed physical on-site data collection and contributed to the analysis and report.  Mudit Saxena performed the acoustic and radiant comfort analysis. Carey Knecht participated in data collection and edited the reports. Sean Denniston participated in data collection, processing and reporting. Cynthia Austin assisted with data processing. Jon McHugh and Douglas Mahone provided technical oversight.  Lynn Benningfield provided project management support.

Subcontractors: RLW Analytics, Inc:  Dr. Roger Wright, directed statistical analysis and Ramona Peet, performed the analysis and contributed to the report. Cascadia Conservation: Barbara Erwine contributed to data collection, the Daylight Code classification, and review of the work.

Review and Advisory Committee:  Dr. Jed Waldman, California Department of Public Health; Dr. Gage Kingsbury, Northwest Evaluation Association; Dr. Judith Heerwagen, private consultant; Abby Vogen, Energy Center of Wisconsin; Dr. Cliff Federspiel, Center for the Built Environment, UC Berkeley; Danny S. Parker, Florida Solar Energy Center, Dr. Robert Wirtshafter, Wirtshafter Associates.

Fresno Unified School District : FUSD Research and Evaluation Department:  Dr Larry Zander the provided primary continuity and oversight of the project. Dr. Malati Gopal approved the project and Ed Dewitt helped evaluate and process data. Facilities Department: Mike Berg and Chuck McAlexander of the provided access to facilities data; Dwayne Allen assisted with provision of plans and photos; Lynn Peters Lynn Freeman and Boyd Cline facilitated access to facilities and provided useful historical background. Numerous other FUSD employees, including school principals, secretaries and janitors were most generous with their time and resources, providing information and support that was essential to the completion of this project.


Acknowledgements – Daylighting and Retail Sales – CEC PIER 2001

This report is a part of the Integrated Energy Systems - Productivity and Buildings Science program, a Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) program. It is funded by California ratepayers through California 's System Benefit Charges administered by the California Energy Commission (CEC) under (PIER) contract No. 400-99-013, and managed by the New Buildings Institute. Heschong Mahone Group would like to acknowledge the support and contributions of the individuals below:

Heschong Mahone Group, Inc.: Principal in Charge: Lisa Heschong.  Project Director: Lisa Heschong. Project staff: Cynthia Austin, Sean Denniston, Charles Erhlich, Carey Knecht, Douglas Mahone, Mudit Saxena, Heschong Mahone Group.

Subcontractors: RLW Analytics, Inc:  Dr. Roger Wright, RLW Analytics, Inc. statistical metholodies; Ramona Peet, analyst. Wirtshafter Associates: Dr. Robert Wirtshafter, census and GIS analysis

Review and Advisory Committee:  Dr. Jed Waldman, California Department of Public Health; Dr. Gage Kingsbury, Northwest Evaluation Association; Dr. Judith Heerwagen, private consultant; Abby Vogen, Wisconsin Energy Center; Dr. Cliff Federspiel, Center for the Built Environment; Barbara Erwine, Cascadia Consulting; Dr. Robert Wirtshafter, Wirtshafter Associates, Inc.

Participant support:  This project was supported by many managers and employees of the participant retail corporation.  We are greatly appreciative of their time, facilitation and review of this study.  Studies such as this are highly unusual, in that they require a leap of faith on the part of corporations that are traditionally highly private and protective of internal data.  We have promised anonymity to this corporation, as we did with the previous study, and request that everyone involved will endeavor to respect that request and honor the trust placed in the study team.


Acknowledgements -- Re-Analysis Report:  Daylighting in Schools, Additional Analysis – CEC PIER 2001

This report is a part of the Integrated Energy Systems - Productivity and Buildings Science program, a Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) program. It is funded by California ratepayers through California 's System Benefit Charges administered by the California Energy Commission (CEC) under (PIER) contract No. 400-99-013, and managed by the New Buildings Institute.

Project Director: Lisa Heschong.  Data collection and report writing: Ihab Elzeyadi and Carey Knecht, Heschong Mahone Group.

Statistical Analysis:  Dr. Roger Wright, director; Stacia Okura, analyst. RLW Analytics, Inc.

Review and Advisory Committee:  Steven Selkowitz, LBNL; Bob Clear, LBNL; Dr. Rick Diamond, LBNL; Dr. Jed Waldman, California Department of Public Health; Dr. Gage Kingsbury, Northwest Evaluation Association; Dr. Judith Heerwagen, private consultant; Abby Vogen, Wisconsin Energy Center; Dr. Cliff Federspiel, Center for the Built Environment; Dr. Jeff Bristow, Capistrano Unified School District; Dr. Larry Zander, Fresno Unified School District.

Project Management:  Peter Schwartz and Cathy Higgins, New Buildings Institute; Don Aumann , California Energy Commission.


Acknowledgements -- PG&E 1999 reports: Schools and Daylight  and Skylights and Retail Sales

This study was performed on behalf of the California Board for Energy Efficiency for the Third Party Program administered by Pacific Gas and Electric, as part of PG&E contract 460 000 8215. George Loisos was the project manager and Mona Yew the Contract Administrator. Lisa Heschong, Partner in the Heschong Mahone Group, directed the study. She has been assisted at the Heschong Mahone Group by Douglas Mahone, Kalpana Kuttaiah, Nehemiah Stone, Cathy Chappell, Jon McHugh, and Jackie Burton. Stacia Okura of RLW Analytics conducted the statistical analysis under the direction of Dr. Roger Wright, Principal, RLW Analytics. Barbara Erwine of Cascadia Conservation investigated daylighting conditions at the Seattle Public Schools. Neal Digert and Ken Baker of Architectural Energy Corporation investigated daylighting conditions at Poudre School District in Fort Collins , Colorado . Both Cascadia Conservation and Architectural Energy Corporation participated in data acquisition and development of the analysis methodology.

We are deeply indebted to the personnel at the participating retail company who made the retail study possible, by providing data and allowing us access to facilities. Many other companies were involved in the initial phases of this study, as we sought to identify the best possible participants. We greatly appreciate the time and effort that they put into helping us identify sources. We would also like to thank the school district personnel who made the schools study possible, by providing data and allowing us access to district records and facilities. Jeff Bristow and Chuck Berridge at Capistrano Unified School District in Southern California , Mike O’Connell at Seattle City Public Schools in Washington State and Hugh Mowery at Poudre School District in Fort Collins , Colorado , provided access to their district’s data and assisted with its interpretation. Dave Doomey, Ken Harkner and Bob Sendzik at Capistrano, Kathy Johnson at Seattle and Mike Spearnak at Poudre helped provide information about and access to their district facilities.

We are very thankful to the many other people who also made this study possible, through their interest in the significance of this work and their willingness to provide helpful information and support. We would especially like to thank those who took the time to review and comment on the draft reports: Gregg Ander, Dr. Ed Arens, Dr. Gale Berger, Dr. Robert Clear, Dr. Rick Diamond, Dr. Judith Heerwagen, Dr. Paul Holland, Dr. Gage Kingsbury, Eleanor Lee, Dr. Margaret Morris, Stephen Selkowitz and Dr. David Wyon.


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