2 edition of Energy conservation and climate control in museums found in the catalog.
Energy conservation and climate control in museums
J. Marx Ayres
|Statement||prepared by Ayres Ezer Lau, Consulting Engineers.|
|Series||GCI scientific program reports|
|Contributions||Haiad, J. Carlos., Lau, Henry., Getty Conservation Institute.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||1 v. in various pagings :|
By Ernest A. The opposite occurs if the room is below freezing. The RH was stabilised by the humidity buffer capacity of the documents. Please consult a conservator about the relative value of the measures you choose to undertake. The combination and coordination of a variety of systems came together in the post-World War II high-rise buildings; complex heating and air conditioning plants, electric elevators, mechanical towers, ventilation fans, and full service electric lighting were integrated into the building's design. They have ducted HVAC systems with humidification capability.
The presence of ventilating fans and the reliance on architectural features, such as operable windows, cupolas and transoms, allowed sufficient air movement to keep buildings well ventilated. Routine tests for air quality, humidity, and temperature should indicate if the system is performing properly. Some buildings will have museum collections that need special climate control. The notion of energy was progressively widened to include other forms.
Test seals; if a strip of paper waves in the breeze when it's held up to a crack, the seal isn't tight. Existing chases should be reused whenever possible. For historic properties it is critical to understand what spaces, features, and finishes are historic in the building, what should be retained, and what the realistic heating, ventilating, and cooling needs are for the building, its occupants, and its contents. What are the energy, fire, and safety codes and standards in place, and how can they be met while maintaining the historic character of the building?
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The windows are few and small, and only opened occasionally for a few hours by the archivist. It is needed all year as the infiltrating air maintains a high RH, because the inside air temperature scarcely differs from the daily average outdoors.
Most piping was cast iron although copper systems can be used if separately zoned. But rather, it is a balance in which the different needs can all be satisfied through a realistic analysis of factual data followed by cost conscious design choices to achieve that end, both in first cost and operating cost.
The natural climate is cool and humid. Simple period room furnishings, hardy textiles, metals, ceramics, and common household goods would be reasonably protected. Notes on this Bibliography 1.
During the s it was conclusively shown that the notion of energy could be extended to include the heat that friction generates. Be creative in adapting these features to work within the new or upgraded system.
What are the existing construction materials and mechanical systems? Type II - Ventilation Only - A Type II structure, also has no systems for heating or cooling, but it is enclosed on its sides and above for basic weather protection. Collections care is seen by museums as central to their missions, while being a source of carbon emissions.
Public Domain image. Undertake a condition assessment of the existing building and its systems. Energy conservation is a constant battle. The equipment, being smaller, may also be quieter and cause less vibration.
In some ways, this crisis is offering humanity a golden opportunity to redesign our societies so that human wellbeing on a finite planet is part of our future, not only our past.
For historic properties it is critical to understand what spaces, features, and finishes are historic in the building, what should be retained, and what the realistic heating, ventilating, and cooling needs are for the building, its occupants, and its contents.
London: The Architectural Press, Lugano, Fred. Don't add air conditioning or climate control if they are not absolutely necessary. The other reason may be basic cost economics relating to the intense energy consumption required to achieve summertime room ambient conditions of certain temperatures and relative humidities.
Nitrogen oxides, which originate mainly from traffic and combustion, will engage in acid hydrolysis after transforming into nitric acid on indoor surfaces.
The climate control has worked for 8 years with impressive stability fig. Determine the use of the building. Inadequately ventilated areas may smell musty. The RECs support renewable energy generation and a commitment to operate in an environmentally responsible way.
The safety of collection artifacts exhibited and stored in environments maintained by practical climate control methods is paramount. Prepare reports about occupancy and use of the building, as well as energy invoices for the building, for the use of the engineering firm that will design the climate control system.Low Cost / No Cost Improvements in Climate Control Back To List The following suggestions are from a project by William Lull, a principal at Garrison/Lull in Princeton Junction, New Jersey, to help the New York State Division of Library Development create guidelines for improving environments in libraries, archives and similar institutions.
A Review of Published Temperatures for the Control of Pest Insects in Museums. Collection Forum, v8, n2. Thomson, Garry (). The Museum Environment. American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc.
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Aug 15, · Realistic Preservation Environment. By Ernest A. Conrad, PE March There is a popular misconception that a realistic environmental criteria to preserve artifacts is that which is a compromise between opposed needs of the building, the occupant, and the collection at a cost which an institution is willing to pay.