Stanford Anderson Collection
Palo Alto, CA

Blended Integration with Complex Systems

This was a new construction project built to house the Anderson Family art collection. Stanford needed a building management system to control the HVAC, lighting, shades and blinds systems from one interface and simultaneously be compatible with the temperature and climate sensitive artwork in the building. This project took approximately 18 months to complete and Sunbelt Controls played an important role in assisting with the coordination of the building controls.

Over the course of the 18 month project, Sunbelt Controls provided the 33,000 sf facility with a uniquely designed HVAC system and solutions that blended integration into third party systems. This hybrid mechanical system is comprised of campus controlled heating and chilled water loops with a dual duct fan system and stringent temperature, relative humidity, and CO2 level control at the zone level. It is also paired with lighting, blinds and shade control systems. integration to third party systems. The cooling fans, heating fans, pumps and heat exchangers are controlled by Stanford’s Delta V control system while the Dual Duct VAV zones are controlled by Distech/Tridium DDC system. Additionally, integration into the third party ETC Lighting System and Embedia Shade/Blind control system was critical due to the sensitive artwork displayed in the building.

The integration of those systems was ultimately combined into a Dashboard by Sunbelt for the Museum Docents giving them the ability to modify the lighting levels and lighting modes as well as adjusting the shades and blinds from a single interface. While both third parties were familiar with BACnet integration, it required a great deal of time by Sunbelt Controls related to the coordination, testing and custom programming to achieve the level of controls that was required by the University.


Project Details

Owner:  Stanford University

Date:  2014

Customer Segment:  Higher Ed. / Universities / Museum / Cultural

Project Type:  Design-Assist, Controls

Architect:  Ennead

General Contractor:  Devcon Construction

Mechanical Engineer:  Taylor Engineers

Mechanical Contractor:  Western Allied

Controls Contractor:  Sunbelt Controls