Minnesota Children's Museum Renovation and Addition Project's goal is to maintain a safe and inviting space for all. To achieve this goal, we are implementing several Indoor Environmental Quality Strategies. 1. Acoustic treatment: The Atrium is an existing space but there will be several architectural and exhibit modifications. The current space has gypsum board ceiling, walls, and carpet. We have taken several opportunities to improve the quality of the space with acoustic ceiling treatment underneath the main stair, acoustic wall panels within the main climbing zone, and acoustic ceilings. These interventions should help to mitigate noise in the Atrium and adjacent areas. Multipurpose and Classrooms will need to be acoustically controlled for speech intelligibility. Acoustical treatment on the ceilings will help to meet B3 recommended reverberation rates. Administration area will meet a reverberation time of .2-.8 seconds at 500 Hz. To achieve this rate, all of the ceilings will have absorptive materials. Mechanical rooms will also have acoustically rated walls and equipment will be on vibration isolators as appropriate for the weight of the unit and location. 2. Prominent stair: The newly renovated Minnesota Children's Museum will have a decorative central stair. This stair will be the main circulation path for visitors. 3. Occupant daylighting will be controlled as required for Museum programming and automatically adjusted with daylight sensors throughout the building.
This score indicates the users’ mean satisfaction with the indoor environmental quality in the building’s primary spaces. It is expressed on a Likert-type scale from 1 (very dissatisfied) to 7 (very satisfied). The score is derived from the results of the Sustainable Post-Occupancy Evaluation Survey (SPOES) by averaging the score from each of the IEQ categories in order to fairly represent overall satisfaction with the physical environment.
This graph shows the users’ ratings (as means and standard deviations) of the overall facility, including the site, building, and interior. The values indicate user satisfaction, perception of their performance, and perception of their health in relation to the facility. They are expressed on a Likert-type scale from 1 (facility hinders satisfaction/performance/health) to 7 (facility enhances satisfaction/performance/health).