Assessing the Energy-saving Potential of a Facility

The desire to implement energy-saving strategies is growing among cultural institutions. However, if a facility was not designed, insulated, or sealed properly, implementing certain energy-saving strategies can waste energy. Understanding the energy-saving potential of a facility requires a thorough evaluation of facility capabilities to inform educated decisions on the proper implementation of energy-saving strategies. With proper understanding of a facility, projections can be made including: how long environmental conditions can be sustained during HVAC shutdowns, whether or not the facility is insulated properly, or if errant sources of heat influence a room. This webinar will provide a basic introduction to how to evaluate the energy-saving potential of a collection facility..

Christopher Cameron, Sustainable Preservation Specialist, Certified Energy Manager (CEM), joined Image Permanence Institute (IPI) in 2013 and frequently consults with collecting institutions to provide advice on managing and operating mechanical systems to achieve the best possible preservation of collections with the least possible consumption of energy. Chris has an MS in Communication & Media Technologies from Rochester Institute of Technology. Prior to his work at IPI, Chris worked as a facility manager for twelve years and is certified in Project Management Certification from the International Facility Management Association and in HVAC systems by Energy Service Company. Christopher was a recipient of the 2021 Champion of Sustainability award from RIT.



July 11, 2022 - July 11, 2022
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM EDT