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Indoor climate and energy efficiency in museums
Gotland University, School of Culture, Energy and Environment.
2011 (English)In: Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings, Visby, February 2011., 2011Conference paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The easy way to save energy in museums is to turn off the ventilation and in some cases even the humidification. The ongoing international discussion about indoor climate recommendations for museums opens up for a more relaxed and realistic view of the need for air conditioning. The first step to increase energy efficiency in museums must be to critically study the performance of the HVAC plant as well as the running hours. The second step may be to identify the real ventilation need – are there for example 50 or 500 visitors before lunch in the museum? And do we really need to follow the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommendation of maximum 1000 ppm CO2? The third step may be to turn off the HVAC plant for periods during night and day and at the same time keep track of the indoor climate. This paper is about intermittent running of plants, and as an example is the operation of the 30 years old HVAC plant at the Museum of Ethnography in Stockholm discussed.

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URN: urn:nbn:se:hgo:diva-1202OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hgo-1202DiVA: diva2:461610
Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings, Visby, February 2011.
Available from: 2011-12-05 Created: 2011-12-05 Last updated: 2013-07-01Bibliographically approved

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