Webinar Recordings

Did you attend a workshop and would like follow-up information? Did you miss the workshop, but still want information? These recorded webinars are for you!

This series of free webinars provides practical guidelines for the implementation of sustainable energy management practices in collecting institutions. Presentations are designed to enable collections care, facility management and administrative staff in cultural institutions to work together to achieve an optimal preservation environment—one that combines the best possible preservation of collections with the least possible consumption of energy, and is sustainable over time.

Each of the nine webinars focuses on a particular topic, designed to appeal to a range of participants. The earlier presentations are designed for individuals who are new to the subject or need a refresher course. Later presentations are for individuals with more extensive knowledge and those more deeply involved with environmental analysis and management of HVAC systems.

February 11, 2015 (Beginner / Moderate Level)
Introduction to Sustainable Practices in Environmental Management

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  • Sustainable Preservation Practices—Balancing Collection Preservation and Energy Reduction
  • Deterioration Basics—Major Types of Decay and their Relationship to Heat and Moisture
  • The Evolution of New Standards and Recent Research
  • When to Start Worrying—Environmental Extremes and Material Vulnerabilities
  • Approaches to Control

 



March 11, 2015
(Beginner / Moderate Level)
Understand the Risks & Benefits of Your Storage Environment

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  • Understand the Four Primary Categories of Decay
  • IPI’s Preservation Metrics™
  • The Role of Heat and Moisture in Each Category of Decay
  • How temperature effects chemical decay and the benefits of cool storage for organics
  • The role of humidity in metal corrosion
  • Heat, moisture and mold growth
  • The effect of temperature and RH fluctuations on the risk of mechanical decay
  • The Interaction of Temperature and RH with Pollution and Light
  • Environmental Extremes and Collection Vulnerabilities

 



April 8, 2015
(Beginner / Moderate Level)
Best Practices for Data Collection and Analysis

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Examples of AHU drawings that were mentioned: Example 1 (PDF), Example 2 (PDF), Example 3 (PDF)
Example of a Zone Map

  • Collection Management Philosophy and Administrative Practices
  • Where to Collect Data and for How Long
  • Environmental Monitoring Tools
  • Use Temperature Readings to Find Trouble Spots
  • Thermometers
    • Infrared thermometers
    • Data Analysis Tips
  • Building Management System (BMS) Trending

 



May 6, 2015
(Beginner / Moderate Level)
Dealing with Temperature & Moisture Extremes in Your Environment

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  • How Temperature, Relative Humidity, and Dew Point Interact—IPI’s Dew Point Calculator
  • Dealing with Temperature Extremes
  • The Weather Outside—How Both Porous and Sealed Building Envelopes Deal with Moisture
  • The Energy Costs of Dealing with Excessive Moisture via HVAC Systems
  • Two Major Approaches to Dehumidification – Desiccants and Sub-Cooling

 



June 10, 2015
(Beginner / Moderate Level)
Dealing with Temperature & Moisture Extremes in Your Environment

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  • The Problem of Dryness—Low Humidity Levels
  • The Problem of Dampness—High Humidity Levels
  • The Basics of Equilibration Behavior on Common Collection Types
  • Temperature and Moisture Equilibration Rates
  • The Seasonal Influences that Matter Most for Collections
  • How Exhibit and Storage Containers Can Help

 



July 8, 2015
(Beginner / Moderate Level)
Building Envelopes and Moisture Control

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  • Assess the Tightness of your Building
  • Simple Moisture Control
  • Air Circulation
  • Understand and Diagnose Microclimate Problems using an Infrared Thermometer
  • Use Dew Point to Identify Moisture Coming up from the Ground
  • Consequences of Building Closure in Winter or Summer

 



August 12, 2015
(Moderate / Advanced Level – Institutions with HVAC Systems)
Understanding Mechanical Systems

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  • What HVAC Systems are Designed to Do
  • How Systems Work
    • The Loop and Typical HVAC Components
    • Additional Components for Cooling and Dehumidifying
  • Where the Energy Goes
  • Control Systems
  • Facility Management and Collection Care Partnership

 



September 9, 2015
(Moderate / Advanced Level – Institutions with HVAC Systems)
Diagnosing and Addressing Inefficient HVAC Operations

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  • 70/50 is Not the Goal
  • How System Analysis is Done Using Loggers in AHUs
  • How to Use HVAC Cartoons & Schematic Drawings
  • Identify System Inefficiencies
  • Balancing Collection Preservation & Energy Reduction

 



October 14, 2015
(All Levels)
Becoming Sustainable: Real-World Approaches

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  • Make a Plan—it’s a Long Term Process
  • If you Don’t Monitor your Environment, Start
  • Form a Partnership with Facilities and Administrators
  • Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff and Look for Solutions to Real Problems
  • Better definition of risks – equilibration rates, collection vulnerabilities
  • Better definition of risks – equilibration rates, collection vulnerabilities
    • Less air velocity, night shutdowns and slowdowns
    • Become a Sustainability Champion
  • Case Histories