Activity: Talk or presentation › Lecture 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.