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Green Museum A Primer on Environmental Practice

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ISBN-10: 0759111650

ISBN-13: 9780759111653

Edition: 2008

Authors: Sarah Brophy, Elizabeth Wylie

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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. Book jacket.
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Book details

List price: $30.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 7/31/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.660

Sarah Brophy is an associate professor in the Department of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University.

Figures and Tables
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Idea
Green Is Good for All Museums
Collections Care
Green Is Here to Stay
How Do You Know What Green Is?
What Makes Buildings, Sites, and Operations Green?
Get the Green Word Out
Green Influence, Advocacy, and Market Muscle
Synergies with Existing Green Practices
Turning the Idea into Policy and Public Trust
Public Expectations
Case: Green Education in Las Vegas
The Metrics
Knowing What Is Green
People and Systems Integration
Benchmarking and Creating a Baseline
Carbon Footprint
Energy Audits
Waste Stream Audits
Life Cycle Analysis: Construction and Daily Use
LEED Program
Other Metrics, Tools, and Systems
Accreditation
Case: The Getty Center and LEED-EB
Case: Greening Mass Audubon
The Options
Where Does It Start?
Creating a Green Team
Implementation
Integrated Waste Management
Waste Load Reduction
Green Products and Sourcing
Green Food Service and Systems
Green Cleaning and Maintenance
Green Exhibitions and Materials
Green Exhibitions and Energy
Energy Efficiency and Energy Generation
Water Conservation and Management
Green Roofs and Walls
Landscape and Maintenance Practices
Green Open Space
Green Historic Preservation
Green Transportation
Green Education: Connecting the Dots
Where Does It End? It Doesn't!
Policy
Case: Go Green in Food Service
Case: Merging Green and Historic Preservation
The Money
Sources and Approaches
Making the Case
Funding Examples
Agency Support: Federal, State, and Local
Nongrant Programs
Corporate Support
Mixing Funders
Individual Donors
Conclusion
Afterword
Resources
Abbreviations
Glossary
Index
About the Authors