The Children's Museum of Naples Sustainability Goals for Expansion & Exhibits

  • Institute green operations policy for C’mon to include an ongoing effort to reduce production of waste. Support staff "green team" to monitor green operations policy.
  • Develop a plan that provides storage and collection areas for recyclables during and after construction.
  • Provide staff and visitors with incentives for using public transportation, bicycles or car pooling.
  • Promote the sale of recycled and environmentally friendly products in the museum store.
  • A Recycle Center to promote the reuse of waste materials in school art and science projects.
Building & Energy Efficiency
  • Optimize energy performance (30% reduction) and introduced renewable energy (10% contribution). Eliminate HCFC’s and Halon from HVAC system.
  • Provide energy management system and associated controls.
  • Operable windows will be utilized in areas that do not contain sensitive exhibits. Day lighting and views will be maximized in non-exhibit areas. These will be concentrated on the northern exposures.
  • A vestibule will be provided as a transition between conditioned and unconditioned spaces.
  • The use of large overhangs and covered verandas will be utilized to minimize solar heat gain.
  • Make use of locally manufactured materials (20%), reuse of resource materials (10%), utilize rapidly renewable materials where practical and utilize certified wood building components.
  • The use of low emitting adhesives, sealants, paints, carpets and wood products is planned.
Innovation & Process
  • Interpretation of sustainable design features at C'mon through exhibits and programs.
  • Fabrication of museum exhibits using environmentally sustainable materials. Utilization of highly efficient roof systems: Products for the roof will be metal that has high recyclability, recycled content, insulation potentials, durability and the prospect of rainwater collection (the C'mon building has the potential to harvest 311,400 gallons of rainwater annually ). Roof slopes are designed to meet or exceed solar reflectance index of 76.