Application Spotlight Location:

Kansas City Zoo
Kansas City, MO


To efficiently and responsibly handle the exchange and air flow to the KC Zoo Penguin Plaza.


The Kansas City Zoo at Swope Park envisioned the creation of a state-of-the-art penguin exhibit in keeping with the Zoo’s commitment to public, education, and enhancing the care and survival of four different species of penguins. The Helzberg Penguin Plaza was the result. The $15-million facility is one of three buildings at the zoo that is LEED certified (Gold). Monoxivent partnered with Triangle Sales for the project ventilation. Due to the chemical corrosiveness of dealing with two aquariums and the sea water in the air, Monoxivent provided UnderDuct product in above ground applications. These Class 1 ducts and fittings, in sizes ranging from 10″-30″ diameter, were pre-fabricated for ease of system assembly. Once on site, they were quickly put in place using minimal joining, which allowed for on schedule project completion. The commitment of the Zoo and Monoxivent to the development of Green buildings and products allow the public and penguins to breathe easier.