For over four decades the environmental guidelines for museums and archives have been defined within narrow parameters. While many factors influenced what became standards, the narrowest range of conditions and the greatest insistence on them, came when energy was relatively cheap, global climate considerations were not yet mainstream discussions, and the technology of HVAC systems was focused more on control than efficiency.
Given the looming energy crisis, the global economic downturn, and the rising awareness of green technology equating to good stewardship of our natural resources, responsible and efficient environmental control has become essential.
For this roundtable the IIC is pleased to collaborate with the AIC and bring together experts to discuss environmental guidelines, advances in environmental research, and the way forward to solve the plus/minus dilemma.
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