Sun Dome  Specifications

For Builders & Architects

CSI SECTION 08 62 23




A. Tubular Skylights. (TDD) consisting of polycarbonate Lexan collector dome,
aluminum roof flashing, reflective transfer tubes, and diffuser assembly per specifications and drawings
B. Accessories.


A. Section 076200 – Sheet Metal Flashings.
B. Section 075400 – Thermoplastic Membrane Roofing.
C. Or per specifications and drawings.


A. ASTM E 283 – Test Method for Rate of Air Leakage Through Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls,
and Doors Under Specified Pressure Differences across the Specimen.
B. ASTM E 330 – Structural Performance of Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls and Doors.
C. ASTM E 331 – Test Method for Water Penetration of Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, and Doors by Static Air Pressure Difference.
D. ASTM E 1996 – Standard Specification for Performance of Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, Doors and Impact Protective Systems Impacted by wind blown debris in Hurricanes.
E. ASTM E 84 – Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials; 2001.
F. ASTM E 108 – Standard Test Methods for Fire Tests of Roof Coverings.
G. ASTM D 635 0- Test Method for Rate of Burning and/or Extent of Time of Burning of Self-Supporting Plastics in a Horizontal Position.
H. D-1929 – Test Method for Ignition Properties of Plastics.
I. UL 790 – Complies with Standard for Tests for Fire Resistance of Roof Covering Materials.


A. Hurricane tested and approved for large missile impacts and severe wind loads, tested
by the Hurricane Test Laboratory, Inc., Riviera Beach, FL in accordance with Miami-Dade
County Protocol, TAS 201, TAS 202, and TAS 203 to achieve NOA: 07-0917.03 to meet
code for use in HVHZ (High Velocity Hurricane Zone) with design pressure of +100/-100
psf. (Safety factor of 3).
1. Uniform Load Test: Withstand dead and live loads caused by pressure, and uplift of wind
acting normal to plane of roof to a download pressure of +100 psf. and an uplift pressure
of -100 psf. measured in accordance with ANSI/ASTM E 330, AAMA/WDMA 1600/IS7and
TAS 202 (Safety factor of 3).
2. Air leakage through assembly limited to 0.30 cfm/ft, measured at a reference
differential pressure across assembly of 75 Pa (1.57 psf.) as measured in accordance
with AAMA/WDMA/ 1600/IS7, ANSI/ ASTM E 283 and TAS 202.
3. Water infiltration: No water penetration noted when measured in accordance with
AAMA/WDMA/1600/lS7, TAS 202, and ANSI/ ASTM E 331 with a test pressure differential
of 15 psf.
4. Large Missile Impact: Passes Large Missile Impact Test when measured in accordance
with TAS 201, and ANSI/ASTM E 1886/E 1996.
B. Fire Testing:
1. Class A Burning Brand – The burning brand shall self-extinguish without transferring thefir
e to the dome. See ASTM E 108 and UL 790. Flame Spread-0.
2. Self-Ignition Temperature – Greater than 650 degrees F Per: U.B.C. Standard 26-6. See
ASTM D 1929.
3. Smoke Density – Rating no greater than 450 Per U.B.C. 8-1 (See ASTM Standard E 84).
Smoke Density-0. Flame spread-0.
4. Rate of Burn – Minimum Burning Rate: 2.5 inches/min (64 mm/min) Classification CC-1:
U.B.C. Standard 26-7. See ASTM D 635- ASTM D1929.


A. Submit under provisions of Section 01600.
B. Product Data: Manufacturer’s data sheets on each product to be used, Including:
1. Preparation instructions and recommendations.
2. Storage and handling requirements and recommendations.
3. Installation methods.
C. Shop Drawings: Submit shop drawings showing layout, profiles and product components,
including anchorage, flashings and accessories.
D. Verification Samples: For each finished product specified, two samples, minimum size 6
inches (150 mm) square, representing actual product and finish.
E. Manufacturer’s Certificates: Certify products meet or exceed specified requirements.
F. Manufacturers warranties. (10 Years)


Sun-Dome� has been utilized in LEED Certified projects and is currently specified in dozens of other projects. Under LEED Sun-Dome� may be used to gain credits as listed below:

CREDIT FOR DAYLIGHT: The minimum daylight factor of 2% in 75% of all space occupied for critical visual work. (one point)
ENERGY OPTIMIZATION CREDIT: Determined by minimizing the design energy cost as compared to the energy cost budget for energy systems as regulated by ASHRAE/ESNA Standard 90.1-1999. This credit is factored using a whole building simulation according to the Energy Cost Budget Method. (one to ten points depending upon the energy simulation results)
RECYCLED CONTENT: Scrap metal, polycarbonate, and acrylic materials are recycled during the manufacture of Sun-Dome� units. More than 5% of materials are recycled. (one point)
CONTROLLABILITY OF SYSTEMS (PERIMETER AND NONPERIMETER): Sun-Dome-Could be helpful in this credit if the Eclypse Daylight Dimmer is used to offer day-lighting control. (one to two points)

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