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Papyrus Winter 2009

  1. 1. I N T E R N AT I O N A L A S S O C I AT I O N O F M U S E U M F A C I L I T Y A D M I N I S T R AT O R SPAPYRUS VOL. 10, NO. 3 WINTER 2009–2010 Cool Efficiency at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry The Harley-Davidson Museum: The First Museum to Gain GREENGUARD Certification Recap of the 19th Annual IAMFA Conference in Washington, D.C.
  2. 2. ContentsLetter from the Editor Record Attendance at Best Practices Workshop1 22Message from the President / Transforming a Globally Unique Cultural InstitutionMot du président / 24Mensaje del Presidente2 The United States Library of Congress Archival Storage FacilityThe Nineteenth Annual IAMFA Conference in 28Washington, D.C.4 2009 Engineering Excellence Awards: Recovering the Lost Stream at WinterthurThe Twentieth Annual IAMFA Conference / 30La vingtième Conférence annuelle de l’IAMFALa Vigésima Conferencia Anual de IAMFA IAMFA Members Directory 200913 33Cool Efficiency at Chicago’s Museum of Science IAMFA Members — Organizationsand Industry 3914 Regional UpdatesThe Harley-Davidson Museum: The First Museumto Gain GREENGUARD Certification 4118Cover photo: The Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C., USA. Photo by Joe May.IAMFA BOARD OF DIRECTORS REGIONAL CHAPTERSPresident Secretary and Papyrus Editor Atlanta, U.S.A. — Kevin Streiter, New Zealand — Patricia Morgan,John de Lucy Joseph E. May High Museum of Art Auckland Art Gallery patricia.morgan@The British Library Sustainability Engineer aucklandcity.govt.nzLondon, United Kingdom Los Angeles, CA, USA Australia — Dean Marshall, National Gallery of Australia Ottawa-Gatineau, Canada — Ian MacLean, Canada Science andV.P., Administration Technology Museum Corporation Chairman — Conference 2010 Bilbao, Spain — Rogelio Diez, imaclean@technomuses.caRichard Kowalczyk Guggenheim Museum Joe Brennan rdiez@guggenheim-bilbao.esSmithsonian Institution San Francisco Museum of Philadelphia, USA — John Castle,Washington, DC, USA Chicago, USA — William Caddick, Winterthur Museum & Garden Modern Art San Francisco, CA Art Institute of Chicago San Francisco, USA — Joe Brennan, jbrennan@sfmoma.orgV.P., Regional Affairs Hawaii, USA — Robert White, San Francisco Museum of Modern ArtJohn Castle Honolulu Academy of Arts Head of International Affairs rwhite@honoluluacademy.orgWinterthur Museum, United Kingdom — Bill Jackson, Guy LarocqueGarden and Library Los Angeles, USA — Randy Murphy, National Library of Scotland, Canadian Museum of EdinburghWinterthur, DE, USA Los Angeles County Museum of Art Civilization Gatineau, QC, Canada New England, USA — John H. Washington/Baltimore, USA —Treasurer Maurice Evans, Lannon, Boston AthenaeumLarry Bannister Smithsonian InstitutionMilwaukee Public Museum For additional contact information, New York, USA — Mark Demairo,Milwaukee, WI, USA please visit our website at Neue markdemairo@neuegalerie.orgIAMFA/ Papyrus Elizabeth Miller Editing Statements of fact and opinionVol. 10, Number 3 Michael J. Murphy Artistic License (English) are made on the responsibility ofWinter 2009–2010 Jon Netherton Guy Laroque (French) authors alone and do not imply an Pennoni Associates opinion on the part of the editors, Printed in Canada by officers, or members of IAMFA. TheEditor Jack Plumb Elm Printing editors of IAMFA Papyrus reserve theJoe May Stacey Wittig right to accept or to reject any Article Shaun Woodhouse or advertisement submitted forPapyrus Correspondents ISSN 1682-5241 publication.Joe Brennan Design and LayoutDavid M. Brooks Phredd Grafix While we have made every attempt toJohn DeLucy ensure that reproduction rights haveTim Dotson Translation been acquired for the illustrationsJoe May Marina Pascal (French) used in this newsletter, please let us know if we have inadvertentlyAnthony B. McGuire Jeanne Pascal (Spanish) overlooked your copyright, and we will rectify the matter in a future issue.
  3. 3. Letter from the EditorJoe May — Editor, PapyrusT he 19th IAMFA Conference is member institutions to become lean. tisements. I believe advertisements will over, and members and their The 19th annual conference offered provide a win-win situation both for guests have returned to their numerous opportunities for members advertisers and for IAMFA members,homes across the globe. It was great to learn how colleagues have coped and I encourage members to takerenewing relationships with long-time note of our advertisers; they supportmembers, and nice meeting so many our organization, and they providewho were attending an IAMFA con- . . . the Benchmarking products and services that you mayference for the first time. It was no need in managing your facilities. As Workshop and IAMFAwonder that the Benchmarking Papyrus’s content and reach have grown,Workshop and IAMFA Conference Conference both drew publication costs have also grown, andboth drew record attendance again record attendance again our advertisers will be very importantthis year with all the stunning venues, in generating revenue to offset theselandmarks and memorials that we this year with all the costs. Please remember our advertisers’visited in the Nation’s Capital. It’s stunning venues, land- names when you require their particularobvious that word is spreading about types of products, services and expertise. marks and memorialsthe conference’s educational content Finally, I would like to thank alland networking opportunities among that we visited in the those who contributed to the contentthe managers of the world’s great Nation’s Capital. in this issue of Papyrus, and I hopecultural institutions. you learn something new while The challenges faced by facilities reading it.professionals at cultural institutions with reduced budgets, while setting Joe Mayhave never been greater. Doing more an example for the public on how Editor, Papyrus Magazinewith less has become a common thread, important it is to reduce our carbonand doing it in a sustainable way pre- footprint. For more information on becoming a member of the International Associationsents an additional challenge as the In this issue of Papyrus, I hope you of Museum Facility Administrators, pleaseworld’s economy forces many of our will notice the introduction of adver- visit WWW.IAMFA.ORG PAPYRUS WINTER 2009–2010 1
  4. 4. Message from the President Message du président Mensaje del PresidenteJohn de LucyPresident / Président / Presidente,IAMFAC M F ongratulations to the Washington es félicitations au Comité elicidades al Comité Organizador Conference Committee for put- organisateur de la Conférence de la Conferencia de Washington, ting on a very successful confer- de Washington pour mettre D.C. por una conferencia muyence and learning experience. From a en marche une conférence très réussie exitosa con muchas oportunidades paramember’s point of view, it was a very et une expérience d’apprentissage. Du aprender. Desde el punto de vista de unsmooth and well-organised event—so, point de vue d’un membre, elle a été miembro de IAMFA, ha sido un eventowell done Nancy, Tiffany and your team, très harmonieuse et bien organisée – bien organizado y sin contratiempos,who smiled and laughed through even donc, bien fait Nancy, Tiffany et votre “Les felicito, Nancy, Tiffany y su equipothe rarest last-minute rearrangements! équipe qui souriaient et même riaient de trabajo,” ¡quienes se sonrieron aun IAMFA members were amazing in lors des plus insolites changements de cuando se enfrentaron los cambiostheir efforts to attend the conference la dernière minute! más extraños de último momento!during a recession, with some even Les membres de l’IAMFA ont été Hay que admirar a los miembros depaying their own way in their eager- formidables dans leurs efforts pour IAMFA quienes se han esforzado enness to network with their peers (and assister à la conférence au cours d’une asistir a la conferencia a pesar de lamaybe have a little fun, too!). récession, avec certains payant leur recesión económica, inclusive algunos This year’s conference again high- propre chemin dans l’enthousiasme pagando sus propias inscripcioneslighted the valuable contribution that pour échanger avec leurs collègues (et debido a su interés en relacionarsefacility managers make to the produc- pour s’amuser un peu aussi, peut-être!). con otros contactos profesionales (ytive, safe, healthy and secure cultural La conférence de cette année a tal vez en divertirse un poco también).environments you all look after. It also souligné encore une fois la précieuse Otra vez este año la conferenciahighlighted how IAMFA members are contribution que les gestionnaires destacó la importancia de que lossupporting sustainable communities d’installations apportent aux environ- gerentes de mantenimiento asegurenand local economies. One thing I was nements culturels productifs, de con- que los ambientes culturales sean pro-surprised to learn was how many U.S. fiance, sains et sûrs, desquels vous tous ductivos, saludables y seguros. Tambiénorganisations have large in-house vous en occupez. Elle a aussi souligné se hizo énfasis en el apoyo de los miem-Facility Service teams. In the U.K., we la façon dont les membres de l’IAMFA bros de IAMFA a las economías localeshave tended to outsource significantly, entretiennent des collectivités durables y al concepto de las comunidades sos-and I heard some members question- et des économies locales. Une chose tenibles. Me sorprendió enormementeing where the right mix should lie. This que j’ai été surpris d’apprendre, c’est saber cuántas instituciones de los EEUUis a debate we should encourage and combien d’organisations américaines mantengan a grandes equipos de man-continue at the next annual ont de larges équipes pour leurs ser- tenimiento de planta. En El Reino Unidoconference in San Francisco. vices internes. Au Royaume-Uni, nous hemos optado generalmente por ejec- Whilst the behind-the-scenes tours avons eu tendance à externaliser de utar muchas de estas funciones porand learning programmes of the main manière significative, et j’ai entendu le contrato. He escuchado a varios miem-conference are the key reasons to questionnement de certains membres bros de IAMFA preguntar si es mejorattend, the guest programme is also réfléchissant où situer la bonne com- ejecutar estas funciones completamentea big attraction for members’ partners binaison. C’est un débat que nous por contrato o si es preferible llevar aand families to enjoy. This year, guests devons encourager et poursuivre à cabo algunas de estas funciones conwere treated to visits to the Baltimore la prochaine conférence annuelle à personal de planta. Esta es una discu-Museum of Art and the Aquarium, San Francisco. sión que debemos fomentar y seguirthe U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, Mount Alors que les programmes de visites en la próxima conferencia anual enVernon, the National Museum of derrière-les-scènes et d’apprentissage de San Francisco.Natural History, the National Zoological la conférence principale sont les prin- Aunque las giras tras bastidores yPark, and Hillwood Mansion, amongst cipales raisons d’y assister, le programme los programas de aprendizaje de la2 PAPYRUS WINTER 2009–2010
  5. 5. other venues, where they could enjoy d’accueil est aussi une grande attraction conferencia principal son las razonesthe views and listen to the knowledge- pour que les partenaires des membres claves para asistir, el programa de losable guides. Our guest programmes et leurs familles puissent en profiter. invitados es un atractivo importanteare becoming so good that I suspect it Cette année, les participants ont eu para que disfruten los compañeros deis the guests that sometimes make the droit à la visite du Musée d’Art et los miembros. Este año los invitadosmembers attend—keep it up, guests! l’Aquarium de Baltimore, le Centre disfrutaron de visitas al Museo de Arte One of the lasting benefits of put- de visites au Capitole des États Unis, y el Acuario de Baltimore, El Centroting on the IAMFA conference is the Mount Vernon, le Musée National de Visitantes del Capitolio (Washington,strong relationship that is built between d’Histoire Naturelle, le Parc Zoologique D.C.), Mount Vernon, El Museothe facilities fraternity of cultural insti- National, et la Mansion Hillwood parmi Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Eltutions within the host city, and a desire d’autres lieux, où ils ont pu profiter Zoológico Nacional y la Residenciato maintain the rapport that has been de la vue et écouter les guides experts. Hillwood, además de otros sitios, dondegenerated. I know the Washington, D.C. Nos programmes d’accueil sont si pudieron disfrutar del paisaje y escucharmembers now plan to hold regular a las guías bien informadas. Nuestros bonnes que je pense que ce sont euxlocal Chapter meetings, which hasn’t programas para invitados se están vol- qui parfois rendent les membreshappened for a long time. viendo tan buenos que sospecho que heureux d’y assister – allez-y, les hôtes! Do think about how you can support sean los invitados que motiven la asis- L’un des avantages durables debroader engagement across our mem- tencia de los miembros. —¡sigan así,bership and continue our networking l’organisation de la conférence de Ustedes los invitados!and information-sharing during the l’IAMFA est la forte relation qui se Uno de los beneficios duraderos deeleven months between conferences. tisse à la fraternité des installations ser la sede de uno de nuestras confe-We still have too few reports from des institutions culturelles dans la ville rencias de IAMFA son los lazos fuertes d’accueil, et le désir d’entretenir le lien que se fortalecen entre las instituciones qui a été généré. Je sais que les membres culturales hermanas dentro de la ciudad de Washington, DC planifient doré- de sede, y los deseos de fomentar esos. . . it was a very smooth navant de tenir régulièrement des lazos después de que termine la con- réunions de la section locale, ce qui ferencia. Sé que los miembros deand well-organised event n’était pas arrivé depuis longtemps. Washington, D.C. ahora planean Pensez comment soutenir un reunirse regularmente en su capítulo. . . elle a été très engagement plus large à travers notre local, un acontecimiento insólito. affiliation et poursuivre notre travail Por favor piensen en cómo puedenharmonieuse et bien en réseau et comment partager des involucrarse más con los miembros de informations au cours d’onze mois otros capítulos y continuar a desarrollarorganisée entre les conférences. Nous avons nuestras redes de contactos profesio- encore trop peu de rapports des réu- nales además de seguir el intercambio. . . ha sido un evento nions des sections, alors invitez-vous de información durante los once meses vos membres locaux pour une visite entre conferencias. Todavía recibimosbien organizado y sin de votre propre bâtiment. La section muy pocos reportes de los capítulos britannique se réunira à Liverpool le locales. Inviten a sus miembros localescontratiempos 25 Mars 2010, et tout membre visitant a hacer una gira de sus propios edificios. l’Angleterre en ce jour est bienvenu El capitulo del Reino Unido se reunirá de nous joindre. en Liverpool el 25 de marzo del 2010Chapter meetings, so do invite your L’excellent dîner de Gala a eu lieu y le extendemos la bienvenida a cual-local members to come for a tour of quier miembro que se encuentre en dans le cadre fantastique de la Grandeyour own building. The U.K. Chapter Liverpool ese día. Salle de la Bibliothèque du Congrè meeting in Liverpool on March 25, La excelente cena de gala tomó L’équipe de San Francisco, composé2010, and any member visiting England lugar en el fabuloso entorno del Gran de Joe Brennan (le Musée de l’arton that day is welcome to join us. Salón de la Biblioteca del Congreso The excellent Gala dinner was held moderne de San Francisco), Jennifer de EEUU. El equipo de San Franciscoin the fantastic setting of the Great Fragomeni (Exploratorium) et Edgar que consiste de Joe Brennan (El MuseoHall of the Library of Congress. The Maxion (la Bibliothèque Cecil H. de Arte Moderno de San Francisco),San Francisco team, consisting of Green de la Université de Stanford) Jennifer Fragomeni (El Explorotorium)Joe Brennan (San Francisco Museum a saisi l’occasion de monter sur scène y Edgar Maxion (la Biblioteca Cecilof Modern Art), Jennifer Fragomeni et jouer une petite pièce et un poème H.Green de Stanford) tomaron la(Exploratorium) and Edgar Maxion pour séduire tout le monde de venir oportunidad de montarse en la tarima(Stanford University Green Library), à la prochaine conférence annuelle à y hacer una dramatización y recitartook the opportunity to get on stage San Francisco les17-20 Octobre 2010. una poema para convencerles a todosand perform a little play and poem to S’il vous plaît, assurez-vous tous de le a ir a la próxima conferencia anual enentice everyone to come to the next mettre dans votre agenda et réservez tôt. San Francisco del 17 al 20 de octubreCONTINUED ON PAGE 17 SUITE À LA PAGE 17 SIGUE EN LA PÁGINA 17 PAPYRUS WINTER 2009–2010 3
  6. 6. The Nineteenth Annual IAMFAConference in Washington, D.C.A Week of Culture, Professional Development, Networking,American History, and Incredible HospitalityBy Joe MayT he 19th annual conference of Kendra Gastright, Smithsonian details that went into making this a the International Association of Institution truly great conference. Museum Facility Administrators Neal Graham, Library of Congress The 138 attending this year’s con-was held in Washington, D.C., U.S.A. Larry Grauberger, Smithsonian ference do not include the numerousfrom November 1 to 5, 2009, and Institution sponsors that contributed to the intel-what an incredible conference it was! Bill Griffiths, Smithsonian Institution lectual content through presentations,Washington, D.C. is unique among David Hauk, Smithsonian Institution and by generously contributing finan-American cities, because it was estab- Rich Kowalczyk, National Air and cially to offset the costs associated withlished by the Constitution of the Space Museum, Smithsonian the conference. The generous supportUnited States to serve as the Nation’s Institution of sponsors allowed the organizing com-Capital. In 1800, George Washington— Tiffany Myers, Smithsonian mittee to incorporate the spectacularthe first president of the United States Institution venues, trips, and meals we all enjoyedand the person for whom the city was David Samec, National Gallery during this year’s conference.named—chose this site for the capital, of Art Sponsors for this year’s conferenceand appointed three commissioners Andy Smith, Smithsonian were:to help prepare for the arrival of the Institutionnew government. At that time, the Mark Sprouse, National Archives Black & McDonaldfederal government consisted of 131 Millicare Textile and Carpet Careemployees. Two hundred and nine I know how much time these indi- Siemensyears later, a greater number than this viduals spent planning the countless ISS Security Systems(112 IAMFA members and 26 guests)stormed Washington, D.C. to attendone of the best annual conferences inIAMFA history. Let me begin by expressing gratitudeto all of the conference organizers: Nancy Bechtol, Smithsonian Institution Judie Cooper, Smithsonian Institution Dan Davies, National Zoological Park, Smithsonian Institution Brian Day, Library of Congress Alan Dirican, Baltimore Museum of Art Jim Duda, Library of Congress Bob Evans, Smithsonian Institution (Retired) Maurice Evans, Smithsonian Institution Tamara Fink, National Gallery of Art Kathleen Fleming, National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution Attendees at the Benchmarking Workshop at the Baltimore Museum of Art.4 PAPYRUS WINTER 2009–2010
  7. 7. Cleaning Management Institute just as envisioned 12 years ago, when ations toward the betterment of the Smithsonian Institution the annual benchmarking exercise natural environment. Baltimore Museum of Art began. Members shared best practices Mid-afternoon, benchmarking work- Library of Congress and solutions to problems that many shop participants and guests traveled National Gallery of Art members are facing during these trying back to Washington, D.C. for a quick National Archives and Records economic times. Please be sure to break, then headed off to the Sunday Administration read the recap of the benchmarking evening Conference Opening Ceremony workshop in this issue of Papyrus. at the Donald W. Reynolds Center. The IAMFA organization wants all Guests accompanying members The Reynolds Center is home toof these sponsors to know how much to the conference, and members not both the National Portrait Gallerywe appreciate their participation in, participating in the benchmarking and the Smithsonian American Artand support of, our annual conference. exercise, took advantage of a new Museum. These museums tell theWe encourage members to keep this opportunity offered on Sunday: tours stories of America through individualsin mind when in need of products and of two of Baltimore’s famous cultural who have built our national cultureservices of the type offered by our institutions—namely the Baltimore through the visual arts, the per formingconference sponsors. Museum of Art (BMA), and the arts, and new media. Their collections As in prior years, Day 1 (Sunday) National Aquarium, with lunch at represent more than three centurieswas the benchmarking workshop, with the Baltimore Museum of Art. of American artistic achievement thata record-setting 48 attendees taking The Baltimore Museum of Art is parallel the nation’s cultural develop-part in this year’s benchmarking exer- home to an internationally renowned ment. The opening ceremony wascise. The workshop was hosted by collection of nineteenth-century, mod- held in the Robert and Arlene KogodAlan Dirican of the Baltimore Museum ern and contemporary art. Founded Courtyard, which has an elegant glassof Art, and coordinated by Keith in 1914 with a single painting, the BMA canopy designed by the world-renownedMcClanahan from Facilities Issues, Inc. today has 90,000 works of art—includ- architectural firm Foster + Partners. ItParticipation in the benchmarking ing the world’s largest collection of is a signature element of the renovatedexercise has grown significantly over works by Henri Matisse. National Historic Landmark buildingthe past few years, and continues to be The National Aquarium is home that houses the two museums. Thea cornerstone of the IAMFA organi- to hundreds of exhibits, including Kogod Courtyard was designed byzation. This growth in participation approximately 16,500 specimens and the same individuals who designedis evidence that IAMFA members are more than 660 species of animal, and the Great Hall at the British Museum:sharing knowledge gained from oper- is deeply committed to extending the the venue for last year’s openingating their individual institutions— knowledge gained through daily oper- ceremony.Conference guests at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland. The Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard at the Donald W. Reynolds Center. PAPYRUS WINTER 2009–2010 5
  8. 8. It was a wonderful evening, and an site on the National Mall opened inamazing venue in which to greet both September 2004, after fifteen years inold friends and so many new members the making, and is the first nationalattending their first IAMFA Conference. museum in the country dedicated exclu-Conference hosts made presentations sively to Native Americans. The five-during the evening, and we all enjoyed story, 250,000-square-foot (23,000 m2),a selection of wines and canapés. curvilinear building is clad in a golden- Monday morning brought the offi- colored Kasota limestone, designed tocial start of the IAMFA Conference, evoke natural rock formations shapedbeginning with a short bus ride and by wind and water over thousands ofbreakfast at the National Gallery of years. The Museum is set on a 4.25-acre Nancy Bechtol, Host of the 2009 IAMFAArt (NGA). The roots of the NGA go Annual Conference. (1.72-hectare) site, and is surroundedback to financier Andrew W. Mellon, by simulated wetlands.who began gathering a private col- Following lunch, we convened inlection of Old Masters paintings and June 1 of that year by President the Rasmuson Theatre for openingsculptures during the First World War. Jimmy Carter. remarks from conference host NancyIn the late 1920s, he decided to direct Opening remarks were made by Bechtol, Director of the Office ofhis collecting efforts, secretly, toward Darrell Willson, administrator of the Facilities Management and Reliability,the establishment of a new national National Gallery of Art. Presentations Smithsonian for the United States. Designed were made during the morning by Nancy’s opening remarks were fol-by architect John Russell Pope, who Keith McClanahan, who summarized lowed by presentations from Alysonwould go on to design the Jefferson the 2009 Benchmarking Exercise, and Steele, Manda M. Magee, LaurenMemorial, the new structure was Mervin Richard, Brian McGivney, and Friedman and Michael G. Rogers—allcompleted and accepted by President Michael Smith, who made presenta- relating to Leadership in Energy andFranklin D. Roosevelt on behalf of the tions on building automation systems Environmental Design (LEED) cer-American people on March 17, 1941. and digital controls. Members then tification. The National Museum ofThe Gallery’s East Building was con- chose from three possible tours: the American Indian is in the pro-structed in the 1970s on much of Art Galleries, Conservation Labs, cess of applying to become a LEED-the remaining land left over from the or Building Automation Systems. certified facility. Tours were offeredoriginal congressional joint resolution. The conference then moved a short of NMAI’s Building Architecture andIt was funded by Mellon’s children distance away to the National Museum Landscape, Maintenance Operations,Paul Mellon and Ailsa Mellon Bruce. of the American Indian (NMAI), where and LEED Initiatives.Designed by famed architect I.M. Pei, we enjoyed an amazing lunch with Guests spent Monday morning withthe contemporary structure was com- everything prepared using recipes members at the National Gallery ofpleted in 1978, and was opened on from American Indian cultures. This Art, then departed for Mount Vernon,The National Gallery of Art. The National Museum of the American Indian.6 PAPYRUS WINTER 2009–2010
  9. 9. where they had lunch, followed by quick history lesson on the Museum After dinner and our tour of thetours of the mansion and gardens. and our dinner guest: the largest Mammals Gallery, we boarded coachesThe history of Mount Vernon dates specimen of bull elephant in the for an unforgettable docent-led tourback to 1674, when John Washington U.S.A., dating back to the 1950s. of a number of national memorials,and Nicholas Spencer came into pos- Following dinner, the Museum including the Roosevelt Memorial, thesession of the land from which the opened the Mammals Gallery for mem- World War II Memorial, the KoreanMount Vernon plantation would be bers and guests to stroll through. The War Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, andcarved. Nearly one hundred years National Museum of Natural History’s the Vietnam War Memorial. It waslater, Mount Vernon became the collections total over 126 million speci- truly a beautiful evening under a fullhome of George Washington, the mens of plants, animals, fossils, minerals, moon—thought-provoking and con-nation’s first president. rocks, meteorites, and human cultural tinuously stirring emotions related to Following the members’ visit to artifacts. It is the second most popular these significant events in AmericanNMAI, a trip back to the Henley Park of all of the Smithsonian museums, history. Day One of the conferenceHotel and a quick change, everyone and is also home to about 185 profes- was a very full day: one that I willonce again boarded coaches, this time sional natural history scientists: the never forget!heading for dinner in the rotunda world’s largest single group of scientists Tuesday began bright and early, asof the National Museum of Natural dedicated to the study of natural and both members and guests boardedHistory. Richard Day gave members a cultural history. buses for a trip to the Capitol Building,Dinner at The National Museum of Natural History with iconic bull elephant. The Lincoln Memorial.The Korean War Memorial at night. The Washington Monument under a full moon, taken from the World War II Memorial. PAPYRUS WINTER 2009–2010 7
  10. 10. and tour of the new Capitol Visitor provided a history of the Library of by tours of the Art, Roof and CapitalCenter. The United States Capitol Congress. Many thanks go to Mary for Projects, and Behind the Scenes.Visitor Center (CVC) is a large under- sending us home with Dr. Cole’s new After lunch, conference guestsground addition to the United States book, On These Walls. After seeing this departed for the National Museum ofCapitol complex, which serves as a beautiful building firsthand, we are Natural History for gallery tours andgathering point for up to 4,000 tourists all sure to enjoy this gift. an IMAX movie. Although this endedand as an expansion space for the Following lunch, members left Day Two of the conference, membersU.S. Congress. The CVC contains for the Donald W. Reynolds Center, and guests had a free evening tothree underground levels: a balcony- where we heard opening remarks explore Washington, D.C., while thelevel entrance, the Emancipation Hall from Richard Day, Deputy Director, IAMFA Board of Directors met to(second) level and a third restricted discuss the business of the organization,level for new Congressional offices and to make preparations for theand meeting rooms. The construction Annual General Meeting held on theof the CVC represents the largest-ever following day.expansion of the United States Capitol, . . . the board reviewed The Board of Directors meeting wasand more than doubles the footprint followed by a board dinner, duringof the U.S. Capitol building complex. preliminary plans for which the board reviewed prelimi- We then walked next door to the nary plans for the 2010 20th annualLibrary of Congress to hear opening the 2010 20th annual IAMFA conference in San Francisco,remarks by Mary Levering, Director of California. Joe Brennan from theIntegrated Support Services. Nancy IAMFA conference in San Francisco Museum of ModernLev-Alexander, Head of Preventive Art and Jennifer Fragomeni from theConservation at the Library of Congress, San Francisco, California. Exploratorium presented plans formade a presentation on environmental what looks to be another incrediblemanagement from a preservation per- IAMFA Annual Conference. Pleasespective; and John Williams, Architec- see the article in this issue of Papyrustural Engineer (PE) from the Office Office of Facilities Management and for preliminary details on next year’sof the Architect of the Capital made Reliability at the Smithsonian Institu- conference agenda.a presentation on the Greening of tion. Matt Gallinger from the Cleaning Day Three for IAMFA membersthe Capital. Neal Graham, Jim Duda Management Institute (CMI) and began with a bus ride to the U.S.and Greg Simmons also addressed Judie Cooper from the Smithsonian National Archives, with breakfastthe membership with historical facts made a presentation on the work that followed by choice of three tours:and current projects at the Library of has been done by the CMI to optimize Facilities Tour, Researcher Tour, orCongress. Members and guests were building care and cleaning at the Charters of Freedom and Rotundaboth given tours of the Library’s Smithsonian Institution. This presen- Tour. Those choosing the latter sawThomas Jefferson Building prior to tation provided valuable information the Bill of Rights, the Declaration ofa working lunch. on how sustainability principles play Independence, and the Constitution During lunch, Mary Levering an important role in today’s cultural of the United States firsthand, whileintroduced Dr. John Y. Cole, who institutions. Presentations were followed the Researcher Tour explained howDr. John Y. Cole addressing IAMFA members at lunch in the The IAMFA Board of Directors dinner.Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress.8 PAPYRUS WINTER 2009–2010
  11. 11. any citizen can find records of his or Hall for the IAMFA Annual Business Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution,her ancestors in the Archives. The Meeting. The meeting began with Wayne Clough. Mr. Clough is theFacilities Tour focused on infrastructure Presentation of Colors by the 12th Secretary of the Smithsonianof the Archives building. Smithsonian’s Honor Guard. Institution, leading the world’s largest Following the tours, Ms. Adrienne C. Each of the IAMFA board members museum and research complex withThomas, Deputy Archivist of the United addressed the membership with a 19 museums, nine research centers, theStates, welcomed everyone with open- review of the current state of Regional National Zoo, and research activitiesing remarks, followed by presentations Affairs, Administration, Treasury, in more than 90 countries.from Sheryl Kolasinski, Steve Hodsdon, Papyrus Magazine, and International Following the business meeting,and Larry Grauberger, relating to Affairs. Rich Kowalczyk then presided Jack Nicholas made a presentationcapital and maintenance budget over the election of board members. on Reliability Centered Maintenanceplanning. Three board positions were up for (RCM), then members chose from Lunch that day was at the Smith- election: Secretary and Papyrus Editor; three excellent tours: Arts and Indus-sonian Castle. Richard Day, Deputy VP, Regional Affairs; and Treasurer. tries Tour, Quad Back of the HouseDirector, and Maurice Evans, South John Castle and Joe May volunteered Tour—Humidification System, orZone Manager, Office of Facilities and to remain in office for an additional Central Core Renovations of NMAH—Reliability, Smithsonian Institution, two-year term, while voting took place 1st and 2nd Floors with Focus on themade presentations during lunch to elect a new IAMFA Treasurer. Larry Star-Spangled Banner.with facts about this oldest of the Bannister from the Milwaukee Public Day Three for Conference guestsSmithsonian buildings. Architect Museum was elected Treasurer, fol- began with a bus ride to the NationalJames Renwick, Jr. began work on the lowing Jim Moisson’s three terms inCastle in 1847, and is also known for office. We all thank Jim for his dedica- Zoological Park. The National Zooother works including St. Patrick’s tion to this position, and the excellent is recognized as one of the premierCathedral in New York City and the health of the organization’s treasury. zoological research institutions in theSmithsonian’s Renwick Gallery, also in Larry is familiar to many IAMFA United States, largely because of itsWashington, D.C. Renwick was selected members, having served on the board contributions to captive breeding, andby a unanimous vote following a design years ago as Secretary and Papyrus studies done on wild and free-rangingcompetition in 1846. The Smithsonian Editor. Welcome Larry! Thank you for species. The National Zoo conductsCastle currently houses all the admin- your service to IAMFA. research in numerous field stationsistrative offices of the Smithsonian, Joe Brennan from the San Francisco around the world, providing expertisewith the main Smithsonian visitor Museum of Modern Art addressed the and logistical support to local researchcenter also located here. A crypt just membership, and provided a prelim- and conservation efforts in Asia, Africa,inside the north entrance houses the inary look at plans for next year’s Europe, and North and South America.tomb of James Smithson. IAMFA Conference in San Francisco. Guests selected between three tours, Following lunch, members con- During the Business Meeting, all of which led eventually to thevened in the Ripley Center Lecture members were also addressed by the Panda House.The Smithsonian Institution’s Honor Guard Nancy Bechtol, IAMFA Conference Host, One of the National Zoo’s most popularat the beginning of the IAMFA Business and Wayne Clough, Secretary of the residents.Meeting. Smithsonian Institution. PAPYRUS WINTER 2009–2010 9
  12. 12. Following their visit to the National of the “American Renaissance”. The Library of Congress’ Packard CampusZoo, guests departed for the Hillwood building incorporates programs of for Audio Visual Conservation.Museum and Gardens for lunch and symbolic content, exhibiting the pro- The National Audiovisual Con-tours. Hillwood is a decorative arts gress of civilization, as personified servation Center (NAVCC) is themuseum, and is the former home and in Great Men and culminating in Library of Congress’ new audiovisualgarden of Marjorie Merriweather Post, the American official culture of the archive, located inside Mount Ponywho was a leading American socialite Gilded Age. in Culpeper, Virginia. From 1969 toand the founder of General Foods. After cocktails in the Great Hall, we 1988, the Center was a high-securityHillwood is now maintained by the heard presentations from Gala host, storage facility operated by thePost Foundation, and showcases Neal Graham, Chief of Facility Services, Federal Reserve Board. With con-eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Library of Congress; IAMFA President struction completed in mid-2007,French art, and art treasures from John DeLucy; Jim Moisson, outgoing and after transfer of the bulk ofImperial Russia. Treasurer of IAMFA; and Joe Brennan, archives, the Center offered, for Quick trips back to the Henley Park next year’s Conference host. the first time, a single storage siteHotel for both members and guests, a During the evening, many members for all 6.3 million pieces of thelittle time to rest, and then it was time and guests took the opportunity to Library’s movie, television, andto get dressed for the IAMFA Gala, wander about the Great Hall, and sound collection.held this year at the Thomas Jefferson peek into the Main Reading Room, The NAVCC design, named BestBuilding of the Library of Congress. with its breathtaking domed ceiling, of 2007 by MidAtlantic ConstructionEveryone boarded three coaches, soaring 160 feet (48.75 metres) above Magazine, involved upgrading theand our motorcade was led by police the floor. existing bunker and creating anescort to Capitol Hill and the Thomas This year’s Conference Gala was entirely new building with below-Jefferson Building. The oldest of the held in a stunning venue with sur- ground entry that also includes athree United States Library of Congress roundings that couldn’t have been large screening room, office spacebuildings, the Thomas Jefferson Build- more breathtaking. Many members and research facilities. Designersing was built between 1890 and 1897. arrived at this year’s Gala wearing BAR Architects, project-architectIt is known for its classical facade and dinner jackets, adding to the splendor SmithGroup and landscape designerselaborately decorated interior. of the evening. It truly was an evening SWA Group, along with DPR Construc- The Thomas Jefferson Building, that members and guests will not tion, Inc., collaborated in what is nowcontaining some of the richest public soon forget. the largest green-roofed commercialinteriors in the United States, is a com- The final day of the 2009 IAMFA facility in the Eastern United States,pendium of the work of classically- Conference began with a coach ride to blending into the surroundingtrained American sculptors and painters Culpeper Virginia, and a tour of the environment and ecosystem.Hillwood Gardens, on the site of the former The Conference Gala, held in the Great Hall of the Thomas Jefferson Building, Libraryhome of Marjorie Merriweather Post. of Congress.10 PAPYRUS WINTER 2009–2010
  13. 13. Following tours of the facility, mem- and Winery has since grown to become After lunch, everyone traveled onbers and guests departed for Prince one of the largest, most widely distrib- to the National Air and Space Museum’sMichel Vineyard and Winery for lunch uted, and recognized wineries in the Udvar-Hazy Center. The Steven F.and wine tasting. When Prince Michel state and along the East Coast. Prince Udvar-Hazy Center is the SmithsonianVineyard and Winery was founded Michel wines have won competitions National Air and Space Museum26 years ago, a vision was formed out around the world, and continue to (NASM) annex at Washington Dullesof a love for Virginia and its relation- flourish with the efforts and love of International Airport, in the Chantillyship to the vine. Prince Michel Vineyard owners, employees, and customers. area of Fairfax County, Virginia. The Center was made possible by a U.S$65-million gift in October 1999 to the Smithsonian Institution by Steven F. Udvar-Hazy, an immigrant from Hungary and co-founder of the International Lease Finance Corpo- ration. Construction of the Center, which was designed by HOK, required 15 years of preparation and was built by Hensel Phelps Construction Company. On December 2, 2008, the Center received a gift of $6 million for Phase Two of the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center from Airbus Americas Inc. This gift was the largest corporate gift to the Smithsonian Institution in 2008. Phase Two of the Udvar-Hazy Center will be dedicated to the behind-the- scenes care of the Smithsonian’s col- lection of aircraft, spacecraft, related artifacts and archival materials. NASM has always had more artifacts than could be displayed at the main museum on the National Mall inThe National Audiovisual Conservation Center. Washington, D.C. Most of the collec- tion had been stored, unavailable to visitors, at the Paul E. Garber Preserva- tion, Restoration, and Storage Facility in Silver Hill, Prince George’s County, Maryland. Plans call for additional phases that will move the restoration facility and the museum archives from their current location at the Garber facility to the Udvar-Hazy Center. After a day of touring these two remarkable facilities, the bus ride back to the hotel was a good opportunity to reflect on a very busy week—and one of the best IAMFA Annual Conferences in our organization’s history. I’d like to finish by again thanking the Washington, D.C. Conference organizers for all their hard work and hospitality toward all of us who were fortunate to have experienced the 2009 IAMFA Annual Conference.Randy Murphy, IAMFA’s Los Angeles John DeLucy, President of IAMFA, at NASM Joe May is the Secretary of IAMFA, andChapter Head, samples the wine at Prince with the Space Shuttle Enterprise in the Editor of Papyrus.Michel Vineyard and Winery. background. PAPYRUS WINTER 2009–2010 11
  14. 14. The Twentieth AnnualIAMFA ConferenceLa vingtième Conférenceannuelle de l’IAMFALa Vigésima ConferenciaAnual de IAMFABy / par / por Joe BrennanT L L he Northern California Chapter a section de la Californie du os miembros del capítulo de IAMFA of IAMFA will host the 20th nord de l’IAMFA sera l’hôte del norte de California serán los annual IAMFA Conference de la 20è Conférence annuelle anfitriones de la vigésima confe-in San Francisco on October 17–20, de l’IAMFA à San Francisco les rencia de IAMFA en San Francisco del2010. San Francisco at that time of 17-20 Octobre 2010. À cette époque 17 al 20 de octubre de 2010.year typically offers our warmest and de l’année, San Francisco offre habi- Generalmente en esa época el climamost fog-free indian summer conditions. tuellement les conditions les plus de San Francisco nos ofrece las mejores We are assembling an informative charmantes et ensoleillées de notre été. condiciones de un veranillo de San Juancurriculum and have secured superb Nous préparons actuellement un con días agradables con poca neblina.venues for our sessions and tours. The programme informatif et avons obtenu Estamos desarrollando una agendahosting institutions are the California de superbes sites pour nos séances informativa y hemos reservado increíblesAcademy of Sciences, the De Young et visites. Les établissements d’accueil lugares para nuestras sesiones y recor-Museum, The Walt Disney Family sont l’Académie des Sciences de la ridos. Los anfitriones serán La AcademiaMuseum, the Cantor Museum, the Californie, le Musée De Young, le Musée de Ciencias de California, El MuseoStanford University Libraries, The de la famille de Walt Disney, le Musée De Young, El Museo de la Familia deContemporary Jewish Museum, The Cantor, les Bibliothèques de l’Université Walt Disney, El Museo Cantor, LaExploratorium and the San Francisco de Stanford, le Musée Contemporain Biblioteca de la Universidad de Stanford,Museum of Modern Art—which will Juif, l’Exploratorium et le Musée d’Art El Museo Contemporáneo Judío, Elbe celebrating its 75th anniversary in Moderne de San Francisco qui fêtera Exploratorium y El Museo de Arte2010. We are also assembling a fine son 75e anniversaire en 2010. Nous Moderno de San Francisco—- el queGuest Program and an attractive Day avons préparé aussi un beau Programme celebrará su 75 aniversario en el 2010.After expedition. We will publish the pour les invités et une attrayante expé- Estamos organizando un programacurriculum, as well details of our Guest dition pour la journée extra optionnelle increíble para los huéspedes y un emo-Program and Day After package in the de la conférence. Nous publierons cionante día de actividades y expedici-next issue of Papyrus. les programmes d’activités, ainsi que ones para el Día Extra Opcional de la We have secured IAMFA a block of les détails de notre Programme pour conferencia. Publicaremos la agenda, alrooms at the historic Sir Francis Drake les invités et l’activité de la journée igual que detalles de nuestro programaHotel, centrally located at Union Square, optionnelle dans le prochain numéro de huéspedes y paquete de Día Opcionaland right on the Powell Street Cable du Papyrus. en la próxima edición de PapyrusCar line: The Nous avons obtenu pour l’IAMFA Hemos reservado un grupo derate is $169/night and it is important un bloc de chambres à l’historique Sir cuartos para IAMFA en el históricothat you book within our block to ful- Francis Drake Hôtel, situé à l’Union Hotel de Sir Francis Drake, ubicadofill our commitments—not to mention Square, et tout près de la ligne du en la céntrica plaza de Union Square,the convenience of staying at the host funiculaire sur la rue Powell: www. y justo sobre la ruta de la Calle Powellhotel for bus departures, networking, Le tarif est de del tranvía: For reservations, please call 1-800- $169 la nuit et il est important que Las tarifas del hotel son $169 por noche277-5480 or 415-392-7755 and refer- vous réserviez au sein de notre bloc à y es importante que recibamos susence “IAMFA—Annual Conference” or fin de remplir nos compromis. Sans reservaciones dentro de nuestro plazoCONTINUED ON PAGE 40 SUITE À LA PAGE 40 SIGUE EN LA PÁGINA 40 PAPYRUS WINTER 2009–2010 13
  15. 15. Cool Efficiency at Chicago’s Museumof Science and IndustryCareful Planning and Analysis Leads to SuccessfulInstallation of New Central PlantBy Elizabeth Miller, Anthony B. McGuire, David M. Brooks and Michael J. MurphyC hicago’s Museum of Science and Industry is one of the In the early 1990s, the Museum recognized that a central largest science museums in the world. With approxi- system would reduce its lifecycle costs for cooling, and mately 1.5 million visitors per year, it is home to more installed half of a chilled water loop on the ground floor,than 35,000 artifacts and nearly 14 acres (5.7 hectares) of and several air-cooled chillers outside near the loadinghands-on exhibits. When staff decided to install two new dock. By 2006, the air-cooled chillers were out of coolingexhibits for the Museum’s 75th anniversary, Elizabeth capacity and nearing the end of their service lives. WithMiller, senior project manager for the Museum of Science two new exhibits in the works, the time had come to installand Industry, quickly realized that the facility would not a cooling plant worthy of its home in a science and industryhave the capacity to cool and ventilate the spaces, given the museum. Construction would have to take place whileadditional visitors who would come through the exhibition patrons visited the Museum. The locations of some of thespaces plus the heat generated from the exhibits themselves. mechanical rooms were at the top of the building, making “We were only cooling 50 percent of the museum, and it impossible to bring in large air-handling units withoutwe knew that adding the exhibits was going to surpass our destroying existing passageways. In many cases, the teamcooling capacity,” said Miller. “When we started exploring had just inches to work with.possibilities, we knew that a new central plant was going tobe the best option.” The then-facility manager decided to work with David The Decision ProcessBrooks and Michael Murphy from McGuire Engineers In building a new central plant, the Museum of Science and(MEPC) to analyze the issue and decide on the approach Industry had three main criteria for the plant. It had to:that could best handle existing cooling needs and new • cool the existing load;cooling needs, while also being as efficient as possible. Theresult was a system that exceeded everyone’s expectations, • be able to be installed in phases; andwith the capacity to cool twice the space and bring in two • be as energy-efficient as possible.times more ventilation than required, without any increasein energy expenses. Having determined that a new central cooling plant was their ultimate goal, Museum staff knew that an evenBuilding History and Challenges more difficult challenge lay in distributing the cooling andThe Museum of Science and Industry is housed in one of ventilation air without disturbing the historically protectedthe buildings originally built for the World’s Columbian exhibit spaces: the very ones that the new exhibits wouldExposition, held in Chicago in 1893. The Beaux Arts struc- call home. Luckily, there were mechanical rooms that couldture was constructed with a brick substructure under its be used high above the exhibits at the end of the courts.plaster façade, which was replaced with limestone in the The challenge would be getting equipment into the rooms1930s. The architecture includes a domed roof, three and ductwork out into the exhibits.pavilions and Ionic order columns. Staff at the Museum originally approached MEPC because The age, structure and daily function of the building of the company’s work creating a thermal storage system inmade the design of a new central plant particularly daunt- Chicago’s historic Field Museum. While it was a successfuling. The original air systems were installed in 1937, and solution for the Field Museum, the Museum of Science andsupplied outside air throughout the Museum. The systems Industry also wanted MEPC to consider multiple optionswere for ventilation only, and some continue to operate and to prove to the facilities department—and ultimately,today. Throughout the Museum’s history of renovations, the Board and President of the Museum—which systemvarious local systems were added to cool and ventilate was best. To investigate the issue, MEPC began with veryrelatively small areas. This approach kept initial costs low, broad cooling plant approaches, and continually refinedbut operational costs soon increased due to high-energy and narrowed the decision until a final plant type and sizeuse and decentralized maintenance. were determined.14 PAPYRUS WINTER 2009–2010
  16. 16. MEPC started by comparing a central cooling plant to a energy cost. What MEPC determined is that a water-cooleddecentralized, or local, plant which historically had been plant had simple payback of under two years, and that thethe approach of the Museum. By using a decision matrix as best water-cooled plant had a smaller chiller with a variableseen below, MEPC demonstrated how a central plant was frequency drive with three larger chillers.the better option. The process had taken nearly six months, but the Museum MEPC then studied various central plant approaches— was ready to make its decision, and decided on a centralair-cooled chillers, water-cooled chillers, and thermal water-cooled chilled water plant with one small chiller andenergy storage—and presented its findings to the Museum three larger chillers. The proposed system could easily bein terms of simple payback, with the air-cooled chiller as connected to the existing building because it was a central-the point of comparison. The engineering team accom- ized system and could be installed in phases, with two chillersplished this by modeling the entire existing system with right away and two later. Finally, the new system would beenergy modeling software and running multiple equip- roughly twice as efficient as the currently installed system.ment scenarios. After internal discussions, the Museumexcluded the thermal energy storage system because of From Efficiency to Super-Efficiency:upfront costs and space constraints. This left the air-cooled and water-cooled options. MEPC Cooling Plant Executiondesigners felt that that the water-cooled option was the best, While the chosen cooling plant was designed to be incrediblybased on their experience that water-cooled equipment efficient, the design team added several innovative featurestends to last longer and is more efficient. However, staff at to bump up the overall efficiency even further. The plantthe Museum needed more convincing, so MEPC made one was designed as a primary variable-flow system, which meanslast detailed comparison. The engineers simulated nine that the pumps slow down to meet the required buildingdifferent central cooling plants with various equipment chilled water flow. This is more efficient than a constant-types and sizes, and compared upfront costs to annual flow system, because the power consumed is proportional to the flow cubed. In other words, if the pumps are at 80 percent of their capacity, the power used is 50 percent Cooling Plan Decision Matrix— of the peak energy. Central versus Local Cooling Plants Pressure-independent control valves were another inno- vative feature incorporated by MEPC. Pressure-independent Control LocalCriteria Plant Plant Remarks control valves maintain consistent flow over a wide range of pressures for a fixed-valve position, unlike conventionalYear-round cooling 10 8 Local cooling systems may not operate in winter conditions. control valves that flow differently over varying pressure for a fixed-valve position. Air handlers, both new and existing,Flexibility 8 9 Central systems benefit from available capacity, while local had pressure-independent control valves installed on the plants can be placed anywhere. chilled water coils, which help reduce pumping energy andRedundancy 10 6 Local plants are not redundant increase the temperature rise of chilled water through the unless two are installed side- air handler, which increases chiller efficiency. A pressure- by-side. Central systems have independent control valve is installed in the chiller bypass available capacity for redundancy. position to help maintain the minimum chiller flow. TheFuture Capacity 7 10 Local plants may install future capacity at will. Central plants must have future capacity Air- and Water-Cooled Chiller Plants designed from beginning. First Cost vs. Annual Chiller Energy CostEnergy management 10 6 Central plants are designedsystems Integration to be integrated into energy management systems.Reduce energy cost 8 6 Central systems are usually more efficient.Maintenance 8 6 Central plant has less equipment to maintain.Usability 6 8 Local cooling packaged systems are more familiar to museum staff.Environmentally 8 6 Local systems contain ozone-friendly depleting refrigerants. Central plants are more efficient.Total 75 65 MEPC graphed upfront costs and annual energy costs of various systems to determine which system made the most economic10=Excellent 8=Very Good 6=Good 4=Fair 2=Poor sense. PAPYRUS WINTER 2009–2010 15
  17. 17. engineers also used a pressure-independent control valve efficient and scalable. The air-conditioning systems wouldon the smaller chiller. This trims the chilled water flow, be serving offices and exhibit spaces with some existingthereby loading the larger chillers, which run more effi- and future renovations.ciently when they are fully loaded. This increases the overall The design team protected the historical nature of theplant efficiency. The plant flow diagram is found below. spaces by using a 14-inch (35.5-centimeter) interstitial space between the existing plaster ceilings and walls and the structure. The ductwork and piping were designed in a three-dimensional CAD package to ensure that all of the systems could fit into the given space. The air was distributed with linear slot diffusers so that the visual impact was minimal. The equipment was placed in existing mechanical rooms, high above the exhibit spaces. Although the spaces were essentially empty, the space was limited and was difficult to access. Therefore, the new systems were designed to be completely broken down and assembled in place by hand. The design was executed in a three-dimensional CAD package to ensure that the system would fit into the given mechanical room, as seen in the isometric view below. MEPC designed the system with no fewer than four fans to increase the turndown ability, to reduce the overall length, and to ensure that fans could be carried up the narrow stairwell for replacement. As a bonus, the system had inherent redundancy if a fan failure should occur. Although the engineers had thought through the con- structability of the two new air handlers, the means andVentilation System Execution methods were left to the contractors. The Museum under-Once the challenges to the central cooling plant had been took extensive interviews to understand how each con-addressed, the next challenge was to cool and ventilate the tractor planned on approaching the project. Interestingly,new exhibits. The ventilation system had several looming both projects were approached differently. One contractorchallenges. The first challenge was to cool and ventilate built a tower and lifted the air handler piece-by-piece withtwo new exhibits that the Museum was planning to open. multiple levels of chain-falls through the floor of the mechan-Unfortunately, the two exhibits were to occupy areas that ical room. The other contractor lifted sections of the airhad no cooling, were under-ventilated, and had historical handler with a crane through the roof. Both approaches,status, which meant that any changes we made to accom- although completely different, were successful, andmodate air conditioning had to be practically invisible. The maintained the schedule and budget.second challenge was to find a place for the equipment— High efficiency was obtained by using multiple fansand, once found, to get it into the room. Space was severely with variable-frequency drives and a heat-recovery unit,limited, and access to any space was through small door- and by resetting the static air discharge point, based onways and cramped stairs. Finally, the system had to be energy- which variable air-volumes boxes were in operation.Using 3-D CAD software, the engineers developed an isometric view of the mechanical room to help predetermine how to fit all theequipment into a small space.16 PAPYRUS WINTER 2009–2010
  18. 18. Results dimensional drawings of the plan also helped lead the projectThe first phase of the cooling plant installation is now com- to success: the space was planned so accurately that changeplete: the two first air handlers have been installed, and orders were kept to a minimum.two additional air handlers will be installed in the future. The new central plant cools the existing load, is beingThe cooling plant and ventilation projects met and sur- installed in phases, and is energy-efficient—even more effi-passed the Museum’s original goals for the system. Much of cient than originally planned, because of the custom designthe success of the project was due to the months of upfront innovations. Careful planning and analysis were key to build-research and heavy involvement from Museum staff, which ing a complex but elegant system that can cool a historicfocused the project in a way that a design-build or a typical structure like the Museum of Science and Industry.plan and specification process could not do. What made this Elizabeth Miller is Senior Project Manager, AIA, Museum of Sciencejob so successful was the cooperation and trust between the and Industry; Anthony B. McGuire is Principal at McGuire Engineersowner and engineer, and the level of commitment from (MEPC); David M. Brooks is Project Manager at MEPC; and Michaelthe whole team. In addition, the highly coordinated, three- J. Murphy is Lead Project Engineer at MEPC.MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT MOT DU PRÉSIDENT MENSAJE DEL PRESIDENTECONTINUED FROM PAGE 3 SUITE DE LA PAGE 3 VIENE DE LA PÁGINA 3Annual Conference in San Francisco Je suis impatient de vous rencon- del 2010. Por favor asegúrense deon October 17–20, 2010. Please make trer de nouveau à San Francisco – et anotarla en sus agendas y hagan sussure you all put it in your diaries now n’oubliez pas de porter vos chaussettes reservaciones temprano.and book early. lumineuses les plus colorées! Il y aura Estoy contando los días que fal- I am looking forward to meeting des prix pour les plus scandaleuses! tan hasta poder verlos a Ustedesyou all again in San Francisco—and en San Francisco. Y no se olviden dedon’t forget to bring your highly John de Lucy traer a sus medias de colores fosfor-coloured luminescent socks! Prizes Président, IAMFA escentes. ¡Habrá premios para lasfor the most outrageous ones! medias más despampanantes!John de Lucy John de LucyPresident, IAMFA Presidente, IAMFA Reserve this space to advertise in a future issue of Papyrus Please contact the Editor of Papyrus for details PAPYRUS WINTER 2009–2010 17
  19. 19. The Harley-Davidson MuseumThe First Museum to Gain GREENGUARD CertificationBy Tim DotsonT he Harley-Davidson Museum opened in July 2008, and has many sustainable features built right into its design—but it doesn’t end there. In September 2009,our contracted housekeeping partner, CleanPower,approached us regarding the GREENGUARD Indoor AirQuality Certification program. Their product supply partner,JohnsonDiversey, offered expertise with this certification,and extended it to CleanPower. This made the entire processpossible, by implementing the Healthy High PerformanceCleaning System and facilitating certification. In October2009, the Harley-Davidson Museum became the first museumever to receive GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certificationfor Cleaners and Cleaning Maintenance Systems. As do most museums, we have very specific financialand cleaning parameters for our site, using APPA cleaningstandards to define performance in our agreement with Motorcycles, artifacts, history and stories reside within manufacturing- inspired stylings of concrete, steel, brick and glass.CleanPower. The sustainability criteria, however, were moresubjective. While we required competitive cleaning companiesto describe their expertise with “green cleaning” during products. We changed from using standard cloth mops to aour initial bid process, we did not have a quantitative microfiber wet mop solution to reduce airborne particulatestandard to measure against. matter. Procedurally, we found we were already following The GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certification GREENGUARD-approved procedures, so aside from learningprogram gives us that standard. It is a third-party certification how to use a few new products and the new mops, very littlegranted by the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute training was required.(GEI): an industry-independent, non-profit organization The GEI recertifies cleaning products annually. To keepthat oversees the GREENGUARD Certification ProgramSM. our certification, we simply need to continue using the pro-As an ANSI Authorized Standards Developer, GEI estab- ducts and procedures we demonstrated during our initiallishes acceptable indoor air standards for indoor products, certification. The GEI has indicated that we will receiveenvironments, and buildings. To achieve certification, com- regular audits to ensure compliance with the program.panies must go through an audit, not only of cleaning pro- In conclusion, GREENGUARD certification has givenducts used, but also the procedures and tools used in the us a sustainability standard by which we can measure ourapplication of those products. housekeeping performance, and supports the Harley- As part of the audit, we found two aspects of our clean- Davidson Museum’s goal of continuing to identify anding regimen that required attention if we were to attain employ sustainable ideas wherever it makes sense.certification. A few cleaning products that we used werenot GREENGUARD-certified. We worked with CleanPower Tim Dotson, CFM, CFMJ is Facility Project Manager at Harley-and their product supplier to find substitutes for these Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A. A riverwalk view of the Harley-Davidson Museum’s four towers,The Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A. which represent the four founding fathers of the company.18 PAPYRUS WINTER 2009–2010
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