The initiative to green museums has been gaining some ground in the past few years and it continues to grow. This year at the Annual American Alliance of Museums Conference, the PIC Green Committee will be hosting a 3-part session on “Sustainability Standards for Museums.” (To learn more put in “summit” in the search field.) ” The program will be covering where we are, what we have accomplished and finally deciding the next steps for advancing the field.
The session is divided into 3-parts, the first part will look at LEED, Living Buildings, Sustainable Sites and the EPA’s EnergyStar programs. The second will examine the experiences of various institutions with the above sustainability measures by highlighting the pros and cons. And lastly, the third part will analyze the present data we have and help to guide us in the right direction to increase sustainability awareness for all cultural institutions. The sessions are held on Tuesday, May 21 from 8:45am – 3:00pm with a break for lunch.
If you are looking for ways to help your cultural institution become more sustainable this is the place to learn more. You’ll be able to hear from professionals in the field with real first-hand experience on what works specific to museums. All museum staff can benefit from learning how to use less energy, create less waste, implement viable sustainability measures and create an all around better environment for visitors, staff and collections.