Field Study of the Impacts of Underfloor Air Distribution


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
Field Study of the Impacts of Underfloor Air Distribution
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The California Energy Commission and the Department of General Services, through an Interagency Agreement, will jointly fund a field study of the impacts of underfloor air distribution (UFAD) in new office buildings. The new state building construction project, the Capitol Area East End Complex, will be the site for this field study. The Center for the Built Environment, a research organization within the University of California, Berkeley, will conduct this field study under contract to the Department of General Services. Rarely has an innovative system concept offered UFAD's combined potential of energy savings, and health, comfort and productivity benefits. The popularity of UFAD technology is now approaching that of the variable air volume technology when it was first introduced 30 years ago. Timely research is critical to supporting the successful development of this important new direction in HVAC system practices and integrated building solutions.

Contact Information

Nancy Libonati
Agency Name
California Energy Commission
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15306(6)
Reasons for Exemption
The PIER contract is for basic data collection, research, experimental management, and resource evaluation activities that do not result in major disturbances to an environmental resource.

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