Boston Children’s Museum

Addition and Renovation

Project Details

Boston, MA

LEED-NC v2.1 Gold

Awarded March 2008

Client: Boston Children’s Museum

Project Team

My Role- LEED Consultant (while at Green Roundtable)

Architect- Cambridge Seven Associates

MEP Engineer- Vanderweil Engineers

Landscape Architect- Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc.

Contractor- Shawmut Design and Construction

The Boston Children’s Museum located in the historic Fort Point Channel neighborhood of Boston embraced sustainability in their renovation and 23,000 sf expansion of the museum in 2008. My role as a member of the LEED consulting team at the Green Roundtable was to facilitate the LEED process and review credit documentation.

A few of the many sustainable design accomplishments of the project include:

  • Using an extensive 6,400 sf grid system green roof as well as stormwater collection, the museum reduced stormwater runoff into Fort Point Channel by 88%.

  • The collected stormwater is used to flush toilets and reduced the potable water demand by 77%.

  • 76% of the construction waste was recycled or reused.

  • All materials were chosen to eliminate VOCs and other pollutants in order to provide excellent indoor air quality for the children and other visitors of the museum.