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Karolidis, Dimitrios (2013) The use of underground structures as a solution towards sustainable museums in the Mediterranean basin. Climate for Collections - Standards and Uncertainties. Postprints of the Munich Climate Conference 7 to 9 November 2012. pp. 179-192.

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The underground museum at the Roman Forum site in Thessaloniki is assessed under the energy efficiency principle of sustainability. The environmental parameters of temperature and relative humidity, the level of control over these parameters and the energy consumed to manage the exhibition environment are monitored and recorded over a period of seven months. A comparison is made with similar data gathered from a groundlevel museum in close vicinity. Results indicate that a more stable exhibition environment is achieved at the Roman Forum museum with less energy consumption and operating expenditure than in the ground-level museum. If wider climate control specifications are adopted than the ’20 °C plus or minus 2 °C temperature and 50 % plus or minus 5 % RH all year-round’ rule of thumb, particularly for object collections made of less vulnerable materials such as ceramics, glass, stones and mosaics, underground structures may be a solution towards sustainable museums in the Mediterranean area.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Monitoring, Energy efficiency,Temperature, Relative humidity, Climate control, Sustainability
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English > Management and Case Studies
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Depositing User: Universitetsadjunkt Susanna Carlsten
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2013 15:12
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2017 12:20

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