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Environmental Sustainability (Buildings)

The Alliance has compiled this set of environmental sustainability-related resources from amongst its own offerings as well as those throughout the nonprofit and museum sector.

Alliance Resources

Museums, Environmental Sustainability, and Our Future

This white paper developed by the Environment & Climate Network of AAM is a call to action from the Summit on Sustainability Standards in Museums 2013.


Other Resources

Declaration on Environmental Guidelines

The IIC and ICOM-CC released a press release in November 2014 discussing the newest research in environmental guidelines for collections.

Green Building Toolkit Series

This webinar series includes information on how the Phipps achieved various certifications and overcame challenges with best practices in environmental sustainability.

How to write a sustainability plan for a museum

In this post from the Victoria & Albert Museum blog, Sara Kassam outlines how the museum developed a new sustainability plan. They recommend tying sustainability to the museum’s mission, taking a systems approach, consulting widely, setting boundaries, setting targets, being intersectional, keeping it concise, being patient, telling people, and implementing the plan.

NMDC guiding principles for reducing museums’ carbon footprint

The UK National Museum Directors’ Conference shares its guiding principles for reducing the museums carbon footprint.

Precaution, Proof, and Pragmatism

The Getty’s Fall 2014 Conservation Perspectives magazine published an article discussing the current research and state of environmental guidelines for collections.

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