The newly renovated Museum at the Gateway Arch in St. Louis recently achieved two significant distinctions -- LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council and an Engineering Excellence Grand Award from the Missouri Chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC).
IMEG provided MEPT engineering design and services for the museum renovation and expansion, one of six IMEG projects included in the Gateway Arch Park Foundation’s initiative over the last several years to improve the Arch grounds and riverfront. The museum is designed to be approximately 20 percent more efficient than ASHRAE 90.1-2007 and features energy-efficient technology including high-efficiency magnetic bearing centrifugal chillers, a heat recovery chiller, demand control ventilation, a dedicated outside air system with energy recovery, and LED lighting.
The facility’s LEED Gold status makes it one of just 11 LEED certified sites in the National Park Service.
The ACEC-Missouri Grand Award recognizes IMEG for its engineering excellence on the project, which will now advance to the national ACEC Engineering Excellence Award competition.