The Green Museum: A Primer on Environmental Practice / Edition 1

The Green Museum: A Primer on Environmental Practice / Edition 1

by Sarah S. Brophy, Elizabeth Wylie
     
 

ISBN-10: 0759111650

ISBN-13: 9780759111653

Pub. Date: 07/31/2008

Publisher: AltaMira Press

Global climate conditions demand a response by institutions that are here for the long haul, as museums collect, preserve, and interpret in perpetuity. Environmentally friendly practices are crucial to the mission of our museums-as learning institutions, museums are uniquely suited to modeling green behavior. In The Green Museum, authors Sarah S. Brophy and Elizabeth…  See more details below

Overview

Global climate conditions demand a response by institutions that are here for the long haul, as museums collect, preserve, and interpret in perpetuity. Environmentally friendly practices are crucial to the mission of our museums-as learning institutions, museums are uniquely suited to modeling green behavior. In The Green Museum, authors Sarah S. Brophy and Elizabeth Wylie, acclaimed across the country for bringing green to the museum, offer a complete handbook to guide museum staff in incorporating green design into new construction and day-to-day operations. Sustainable practices can save on operating costs and even make museums attractive to new fundraising sources, as Brophy and Wylie show in case studies of museums that have already taken steps to become green. In this easy-to-read book, they demystify the process of going green, including detailed explanations of, for example, the basics of recycling, options for environmentally friendly exhibit design, and how to conduct energy audits. The Green Museum is full of practical information for museums of any size and a vital resource for every museum that wants to remain relevant in an increasingly green world.

About the Author:
Sarah S. Brophy is an independent consultant who helps museums and other cultural institutions become environmentally and financially sustainable

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759111653
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
07/31/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents


Figures and Tables     ix
Acknowledgments     xi
Introduction     xiii
The Idea     1
Green Is Good for All Museums     1
Collections Care     4
Green Is Here to Stay     7
How Do You Know What Green Is?     8
What Makes Buildings, Sites, and Operations Green?     9
Get the Green Word Out     11
Green Influence, Advocacy, and Market Muscle     13
Synergies with Existing Green Practices     19
Turning the Idea into Policy and Public Trust     25
Public Expectations     27
Case: Green Education in Las Vegas     31
The Metrics     33
Knowing What Is Green     33
People and Systems Integration     33
Benchmarking and Creating a Baseline     35
Carbon Footprint     38
Energy Audits     40
Waste Stream Audits     43
Life Cycle Analysis: Construction and Daily Use     43
LEED Program     44
Other Metrics, Tools, and Systems     47
Accreditation     50
Case: The Getty Center and LEED-EB     53
Case: Greening Mass Audubon     57
The Options     61
Where Does It Start?     61
Creating a Green Team     62
Implementation     67
Integrated Waste Management     69
Waste Load Reduction     69
Green Products and Sourcing     80
Green Food Service and Systems     84
Green Cleaning and Maintenance     87
Green Exhibitions and Materials     88
Green Exhibitions and Energy     91
Energy Efficiency and Energy Generation     93
Water Conservation and Management     103
Green Roofs and Walls     107
Landscape and Maintenance Practices     110
Green Open Space     112
Green Historic Preservation     113
Green Transportation     115
Green Education: Connecting the Dots     116
Where Does It End? It Doesn't!     118
Policy     121
Case: Go Green in Food Service     131
Case: Merging Green and Historic Preservation     133
The Money     137
Sources and Approaches     138
Making the Case     139
Funding Examples     141
Agency Support: Federal, State, and Local      142
Nongrant Programs     143
Corporate Support     144
Mixing Funders     145
Individual Donors     148
Conclusion     149
Afterword     151
Resources     153
Abbreviations     175
Glossary     177
Index     187
About the Authors     199

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