Facing increased energy costs, institutions are reevaluating their facilities, collections storage, and operations to create sustainable building programs. This session will discuss collections-specific green building strategies, including a review of the building site and architecture, environmental control systems, lighting, and waste. Using case studies, the speakers will present innovative and practical measures that reduce a museum’s carbon footprint while respecting the critical goal of preserving collections. Changing standards, preservation metrics, cost-benefit analyses, interdisciplinary processes, and climate change issues will be reviewed and discussed.

Bryan MCGRAW, Carol DeNatale, Christopher Wood, Jeremy Linden, Michele Pacifico