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  1. Just a reminder, the article discusses active microclimate systems. There are also passive microclimate systems that I specialize in and do not need all the plumbing and pumps that use electricity.
    Heating and cooling (temperature control) is another matter and does require a system that uses electricity.

  2. We’ve been doing this for years at the Florida Museum of Natural History, given that it’s practically impossible for an HVAC system to keep up with the crazy relative humidity of our climate. Works super well! We started with a mechanical system but over the years realized it’s cheaper/easier/more sustainable to use the pre-calibrated dessicant. The secret is all in the design of the casework!

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