Missouri museum earns LEED Gold

February 6, 2019

The new visitor center and museum at the Gateway Arch in Missouri was awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold for its sustainability features. Photo courtesy Gateway Arch Park Foundation[1]
The new visitor center and museum at the Gateway Arch in Missouri was awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold for its sustainability features.
Photo courtesy Gateway Arch Park Foundation

The newly renovated[2] visitor center and museum at the Gateway Arch[3] in Missouri have been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design[4] (LEED) Gold certification. They have been recognized for sustainable site development, water savings, and building materials selection.

Cooper Robertson[5] and James Carpenter Design Associates[6], along with Trivers Associates[7] designed the expanded and renovated space.

“In addition to a 1-ha (3.1-acre) extensive green roof, the building features further sustainable and resilient design components such as light emitting diode (LED) lighting, high-efficiency HVAC systems, and close connections to local public transportation networks,” said Scott Newman FAIA, director, Cooper Robertson. “These features bring a high level of efficiency that matches the National Park Service[8]’s ambition. The LEED Gold certification recognizes that commitment and design innovation.”

Features contributing to the LEED Gold certification include:

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: https://www.constructionspecifier.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Opener-6.jpg
  2. newly renovated: https://www.constructionspecifier.com/video-renovating-a-missouri-landmark/
  3. Gateway Arch: https://www.gatewayarch.com/
  4. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design: https://new.usgbc.org/leed
  5. Cooper Robertson: http://www.cooperrobertson.com/
  6. James Carpenter Design Associates: http://www.jcdainc.com/
  7. Trivers Associates: https://trivers.com/
  8. National Park Service: https://www.nps.gov/index.htm

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