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Pacific Seas Aquarium, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

Tacoma, WA

Business Type

Renovation and expansion of existing aquarium

Size

31,600 square feet

The aquarium renovation and expansion project from PAE is one of the only all-electric large aquariums in the country.

Sustainability

Progress Report

Pursuing 30% energy efficiency than code requirements
Pursuing 50% potable water efficiency than code requirements

Special features

  • 100% outside air system provides exceptional indoor air quality
  • Heat-recovery air-to-water heat pump and heat-pump recovery loop reduce energy and operational costs while providing effective heat exchange
  • Radiant floors provide active heating
  • Rainwater-reclamation system for flushing toilets

Blog Coverage

Point Defiance goes all-electric for conservation

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