Environmental Sustainability (Buildings)

Museums, Environmental Sustainability and Our Future

American Alliance of Museums, PIC Green Network

A white paper call to action from the Summit on Sustainability Standards in Museums 2013.

Precaution, Proof, and Pragmatism

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

Declaration on Environmental Guidelines

Joint International Institute for Conservation (IIC) and the International Council of Museums, Committee for Conservation (ICOM – CC)

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

NMDC guiding principles for reducing museums’ carbon footprint

National Museum Directors’ Conference (UK)

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

Rating Systems Explained

U.S. Green Building Council

The U.S. Green Building Council presents information on the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System. LEED provides a complete framework for assessing building performance and meeting sustainability goals in the areas of site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality.

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