Museum of Flight
Ecotope consulted extensively on glazing options, mechanical systems, lighting and control systems for the Great Gallery at the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington.
|Ibsen Nelson, Architect|
|Ecotope provided design consulting expertise on a variety
of glazing system options for the Great Gallery of the Museum of Flight.
This gallery has over 180,000 ft2 of glass covering 5000 ft2 of exhibit
space. Ecotope developed a model of project energy use under a variety
of different conditions, evaluating various glazing performance options.
This evaluation led to the incorporation of an innovative glazing system
into the project.|
Ecotope also participated in an Energy Smart Design retrofit of the building's mechanical and lighting systems, under contract directly with the museum management. This process included an evaluation of the building's air infiltration rate using tracer gas. This test provided a detailed model for correctly attributing building energy loads to various systems.
Ecotope evaluated the savings impacts of a variety of revisions to the lighting and mechanical systems, including enhanced control options and variable speed drive motor retrofits. These evaluations were used to guide a major lighting retrofit project, and secure utility funding for HVAC control and equipment upgrades.