Something in Store? Principles of Low-Energy Storage Buildings.

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution


In order to qualify as a low-energy museum storage facility, a structure requires an extremely well-insulated superstructure or “building envelope,” with high thermal inertia that keeps temperature variations to a minimum, using the ground beneath the floor for heat storage. This removes the need for active heating; it is possible to rely on a low air exchange rate and to dispense with forced ventilation. Wadum will present examples of construction of low-energy storage buildings and demonstrate their effectiveness. He will also discuss pertinent questions like how this may challenge access to museum staff as well as external researchers and visitors.
Period22 May 2017
Held atCODART, Netherlands
Degree of RecognitionInternational