Stepping Stones Children's Museum Project Details
Location: Norwalk, CT
Architect: Beinfield Architecture
EXTECH's LIGHTWALL translucent wall panels system was used for the 2010 renovation of the Stepping Stones Children's Museum. The renovation was a 22,000-square-foot (2,000 m2) expansion, which was almost double the size of the facility's interior. The expansion includes a multi-media theater and communication facility, an interior telescope, and garden follies that utilize solar, wind and water energy.
The architect's design incorporated natural light to accomplish energy-efficiency and sustainability. EXTECH's LIGHTWALL system delivered natural daylighting, and the 100% recyclability of the system was in line with Beinfield Architecture's intent to use recycled materials. When the renovation was complete, the museum received LEED Gold status. It also received Green Advocate and Merit awards from the Connecticut Chapter of the Green Building Council.