Kids Discovery Museum, Bainbridge Island, Wash.Known locally as KiDiMu, the Kids Discovery Museum earned LEED Silver certification in August from the U.S. Green Building Council. Built within the Island Gateway development, the 5,000-square-foot building is just a short walk from the island's ferry terminal and town center. The non-profit center provides children and caregivers a destination venue for interactive discovery of art, science and culture through hands-on exhibits, daily art projects, cultural and scientific programs. Established in 2005 at another location, KiDiMu needed the new building to accommodate the 40,000 children from a two-county area who now visit the popular learning and play center annually.
The certification in August was for the USGBC's Core & Shell category, and followed the project's earlier LEED Silver certification in Commercial Interiors. The dual certifications inspired KiDiMu's management to add a self-guided "Green LEED Tour" to showcase the building's eco-friendly design and operational features.
Butler Builder PHC Construction used Butler Manufacturing's MR-24 standing seam metal roof system on conventional steel framing and mixed sidewall materials. The roof assembly was insulated to R-38 that contributed to the LEED credit earner for Optimized Energy and Environmental Performance. The Butler metal roof also contributed to the credits earned for recycled content.
Developer: Asani LLC, Bainbridge Island
Builder: PHC Construction LLC, Bainbridge Island
Architect: Coates Design Inc., Bainbridge Island
Metal roof panels: Butler Manufacturing, Kansas City, Mo., www.butlermfg.com,