The Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union Corporate Headquarters
sarah j wujcik | lighting + electrical  
thesis proposal   12.12.2011  
thesis proposal resubmission   01.17.2012  
Lighting Depth      

The lighting depth proposal proposes a new lighting design solution for the following four spaces:

An Outdoor Space | Building Façade and Entry Plaza
A Circulation Space | Lobby
A Large Workspace | Marketing Open Office
A Special Purpose Space | Board Room

Through the design concepts of strong lines and angles, emphasizing materials, minimalist architectural design, way-finding, and connection to nature, along with the lighting design goals of aesthetics, circulation, and the experience of the spaces, the desired lighting effects will be achieved. Also, the designs will be guided through both the IES 10th Edition Lighting Handbook and ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1 – 2010.

Electrical Depth      

The electrical depth consists of a redesign of the branch circuit distribution system for each of the four re-lighted spaces, a protective device coordination study, and two depth topics. The addition of a photovoltaic array will allow for the PSECU to further its vision of creating a sustainable building. Analysis of the cost savings will allow for the feasibility of adding a photovoltaic array to be measured. Additionally, a cost benefit analysis will be analyzed in order to compare the cost savings of increasing feeder sizes.

MAE Focus: Daylighting      
    Within the open office, a glare analysis will measure the quantity and quality of glare as a result of the addition of skylights. Also, an analysis on the amount of hour per year in which the interior shades will be down will be performed to determine if a redesign of the overhang and lightshelf is required according to IES design criteria.  
Breadth 1: Mechanical      

As a result of the addition of skylights, a mechanical heating and cooling load analysis will measure the change in loads, along with determine if any heating or cooling equipment must be resized.

Breadth 2: Landscape Architecture      

A redesign of the entry plaza will be conducted in order to improve the entry area, along with further incorporate the lighting into the area.


this page was last updated on 09/09/2011, by sarah wujcik and is hosted by the ae department© 2011

note: While great efforts have been taken to provide accurate and complete information on the pages of cpep, please be aware that the information contained herewith is considered a work-in-progress for this thesis project. Modifications and changes related to the original building designs and construction methodologies for this senior thesis project are solely the interpretation of sarah wujcik. Changes and discrepancies in no way imply that the original designed contained errors or was flawed. Different assumptions, code references, requirements, and methodologies have been incorporated into this thesis project; therefore, investigation results may vary from the original design.