National Air and Space Museum Envelope and HVAC Revitalization
The Smithsonian Institution is making improvements to the exterior building envelope and the mechanical systems of the National Air and Space Museum National Mall Building (NASM).
Because both the envelope and the building systems contribute to a building’s environmental footprint, synergies between the building systems and the building envelope will result in significant energy savings and improved performance. With its tremendous public presence, the NASM renovation presents an opportunity for the Smithsonian to advance its leadership role in the field of sustainable museum design.
Along with planned improvements to the site and the addition of security vestibules, this project will revitalize the Museum and improve the experience for the millions of visitors who come to the Museum to see some of America’s greatest treasures.
AMT is designing the stormwater management, water, storm, and sewer services, irrigation system, and coordinating with DOEE, DC Water, and NPS for approvals.
Underground cisterns totaling over 400,000 gallons will be installed to satisfy or exceed the building’s stormwater management requirements and manage runoff onsite. Reclaimed water from roofs and terraces will be used for toilet and urinal flushing, cooling tower make-up, and irrigation and power washing.
As this is such a visible and prestigious project, it has been profiled in a number of publications. For more information, please visit one of these articles.