Bainbridge Art Museum

Bainbridge, WA

Project Categories

Cultural + spiritual

Business Type

Art museum featuring a cafe, gift shop, and classroom

Size

16,000 square feet

Architect

Coates Design

Owner

Bainbridge Art Museum

PAE Role

Mechanical engineering

Electrical engineering

Building analysis and modeling

Technology design

Architectural lighting design

15

Percent better energy efficiency

than code requirements

40

Percent better water efficiency

than code requirements

Sustainability

Certifications

  • Pursuing LEED Gold

Progress Report

Pursuing 15% energy efficiency
Pursuing 40% potable water efficiency

Special features

  • Closed-loop hybrid vertical geo-exchange system coupled with water-source heat pumps results in a highly efficient mechanical system
  • Constant air changes in exhibits gallery to maintain ASHRAE class A standards with controls to allow the gallery to reduce air flow when not required
  • Daylighting controls
  • Low-flow plumbing fixtures
  • Mixed-mode natural ventilation which uses operable windows and natural ventilation for the majority of the year (supplemented by a mechanical system when necessary)