Convergence: Green Museums - Protecting Collections, Preserving Budgets

Thursday, October 7 - 3:45 to 5:00pm


Michael Lundholm, Principal, Lundholm Associates Architects; Charlie Costain, Associate Director General, Canadian Conservation Institute

This panel discussion will look at initiatives for museums that want to be ‘greener’ and more environmentally conscious, while still protecting their collections.  The speakers will focus on a variety of sustainable design concepts that can be incorporated into museum design, and areas where these can lead to cost savings.  There will be a particular emphasis on the revised classes or environmental guidelines for temperature and relative humidity in museums, and the opportunities that this presents for reduced building and operational costs. 

The session will also include case studies from recent Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design(LEED) rated museum projects.

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