Implementing Sustainable Energy-Saving Strategies in Cultural Institutions

Chris Cameron and Kelly Krish of the Image Permanence Institute (IPI) will be presenting a two-day, in-person workshop for collections and facilities professionals focused on implementing sustainable environmental management programs in collecting institutions. This workshop will provide the essential knowledge and skills necessary for small, mid-size, and large institutions working to balance the preservation quality of collections environments with responsible building management and lower energy costs.

The workshop will be hosted at the Museum of Chinese in America on February 16th and 17th from 10am-3pm each day. Participants will be empowered to implement sustainability projects at their own institution using IPI’s research-based methodology. Team participation is encouraged, ideally collections and facilities staff from the same institution attending together.

Training will cover the following topics:

  • How to establish a sustainability project
  • How to collect environmental data from collections spaces and mechanical systems
  • How to assess facilities and collections spaces
  • How to evaluate and interpret building documents
  • How to make informed decisions to improve preservation quality and safely reduce energy consumption
  • How to find funding for sustainability projects

The workshop will be limited to a maximum of 25 attendees with room to socially distance. Registration per individual is $150 and participants are responsible for their own travel, meals and lodging costs. Registration ends February 4, 2022.

With the safety of our associates and attendees foremost in mind, COVID-related safety guidelines and precautions will be followed and participants must agree to meet the Museum of Chinese in America COVID-19 safety policies. Participants will need to provide proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours for entry. In the event that circumstances change, and health and safety guidelines require cancellation of the in-person sessions, workshop content will be delivered online.



February 16, 2022 - February 17, 2022


Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA)
215 Centre Street, New York, NY 10013