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This is the Winter issue of Papyrus Magazine published by the International Association of Museum Facility Administrators

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Papyrus winter 2012 2013

  1. 1. Y IS IVE 5TH PAPYRUS E! AR 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 S SU RS N 1AN VOL. 13, NO. 3 WINTER 2012–2013 Recap of the 22nd IAMFA Conference Sustainability LinkedIn Group Inaugural Best Practices Certification for Collaborative Feature Article Museums Article
  2. 2. Positive Varming Environments since 1933Steensen Varming and Varming International Alliance provideunrivalled expertise in museum, gallery and archive projects. The Clore Gallery, Tate, London Nomura Gallery, Tate, London Building Services Solutions Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem Casula Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Tate in the North, Liverpool Museum of Modern Art, London Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Australian War Memorial, Canberra The Mint Building, Sydney Victoria & Albert Museum, London Buildings Sir John Soanes Museum, London Science Museum, Wellcome Wing, London Whitechapel Art Gallery, London Frederikborg Castle, Copenhagen Sculpture Museum, London Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland National Portrait Gallery, Canberra National Gallery of Australia, Canberra National Library of Australia, Sydney Physiology Australian Museum, Sydney Royal Scottish Academy / Playfair, Edinburgh Guinness Storehouse Visitor Centre, Dublin Prehistoric Museums Arhus, The Utzon Centre, Aalborg Strategies Sydney Opera House, SydneyDenmark Ireland United Kingdom Australia Hong Kong
  3. 3. ContentsLetter from the Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 The National Library of Scotland Installs Ultra- Efficient Turbomiser Chillers and Cuts EnergyMessage from the President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 and Carbon Emissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44Sustainability Certification for Cultural Institutions . . 4 Preserving America’s Treasures: DesigningBest Practices Feature Article: Benchmarking at Energy-Efficient Archival Storage Facilities . . . . . . . . 47the National Library of Scotland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Peterborough Museum & Archives: FacilityLinkedIn Group Collaboration Article: The Renewal Project (2004–2014) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50Important Topic of Bathroom Accessories in Planning and Development of a Newthe Museum Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Distance-Learning Facility at the Philadelphia Museum of Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53U.S. National Archives and Records Administration:Sustainability . . . and Beyond!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 The National Museum of Australia: Expansion Program Includes an Innovative Cafe andFirst Issue of Papyrus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Administrative Extension. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57The 22nd IAMFA Conference in the Mid–Atlantic Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library ReceivesRegion of America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Grant for New HVAC System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60Benchmarking Workshop: What Happens Behind Regional Updates and Member News . . . . . . . . . . . . 61Those Closed Doors? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 IAMFA Members Directory 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64Preview of the 23rd IAMFA Annual Conference,October 20–24, 2013, Washington, D.C. . . . . . . . . . . . 32 IAMFA Members—Organizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72Ideal Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Index of Papyrus Technical and Historical Articles . . . 74Cover photo: Attendees of the 22nd IAMFA Annual Conference having dinner inside the Conservatory at Longwood Gardens. Photo by Dan DaviesIAMFA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEMBER REGIONSPresident and Secretary Atlanta, U.S.A. — Kevin Streiter Ottawa-Gatineau, Canada —2013 Conference Chair David Sanders High Museum of Art Ed RichardNancy Bechtol Natural History Museum (Retired) National Gallery of Canada ERichard@Gallery.caSmithsonian Institution London, UK Australia — Shaun WoodhouseWashington, DC, USA Australian Centre for the Philadelphia, USA — John Moving Image Winterthur Museum & Garden Editor jcastle@winterthur.orgV.P., Administration Joseph E. MayRandy Murphy Sustainability Engineer Chicago, USA — William Caddick Northern California, USA —Los Angeles County Museum of Art Los Angeles, CA, USA Art Institute of Chicago Joe BrennanLos Angeles, CA, USA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Los Angeles, USA — Randy Murphy 2014 Conference Chair Los Angeles County Museum of Art United Kingdom — Jack PlumbV.P., Regional Affairs Jack Plumb National Library of Scotland rmurphy@lacma.orgJohn Castle National Library of Scotland j.plumb@nls.ukWinterthur Museum, Edinburgh, UK New England, USA —Garden and Library John H. Lannon Washington/Baltimore, USA —Winterthur, DE, USA Boston Athenaeum Maurice Smithsonian Institution For additional evansma@si.eduTreasurer New York, USA — Mark Demairo contact information, Neue Galerie For more information onAlan Dirican becomming a member of the please visit our website at markdemairo@neuegalerie.orgBaltimore Museum of Art International Association ofBaltimore, MD, USA New Zealand — Open Museum Facility Administrators, please visit www.iamfa.orgIAMFA/ Papyrus Michael Harrold Design and Layout Statements of fact and opinionVol. 13, Number 3 Jeffrey Hirsch Phredd Grafix are made on the responsibility of William Jarema authors alone and do not imply anWinter 2012–2013 Dan Klein Editing opinion on the part of the editors,Editor Guy Larocque Artistic License officers, or members of IAMFA. TheJoe May Roberto Mallozzi editors of IAMFA Papyrus reserve the Printed in the U.S.A. by right to accept or to reject any Article Joe MayCorrespondents Knight Printing or advertisement submitted for Adam MeltzerKevin Anderson Tim Mitchell publication.Nancy Bechtol ISSN 1682-5241 Susan Neale While we have made every attempt toDarragh Brady Jon Oldham ensure that reproduction rights haveJoe Brennan Donald Overfelt been acquired for the illustrationsJohn Castle Angela Person used in this newsletter, please let usJohn and Livi De Lucy Jack Plumb know if we have inadvertently over-Carl Freedman Ed Richard looked your copyright, and we willGreer Gehrt Stacey Wittig rectify the matter in a future issue. Past issues of Papyrus can be found on IAMFAs website:
  4. 4. Letter from the EditorJoe May—Editor, PapyrusGreetings from Los Angeles! You’ll see author Adam Meltzer’s very helpful to members participatingA picture at the top of the article. Many of in the 2012 IAMFA Benchmarking s I write this, it’s nearly December, you in the U.S. may recognize Adam Exercise. and 2012 will be over by the as the voice and face of the Chevy Volt. Michael Harold from Steensen time IAMFA’s members receive General Motors (GM) Volt commercials Varming Ltd. has also contributed anthis issue of Papyrus. In September, are seen on U.S. television numerous article entitled “Ideal Maintenance”IAMFA’s members had a great time times a day, so you may recognize Adam. that is an excellent instructional articlevisiting with one another at the 22nd When GM embarked upon a nation- on a topic with which we all live onAnnual Conference in the Mid-Atlantic wide search for real-life Volt owners, they a daily basis. Steensen Varming hasregion of the U.S. John Castle and his felt that Adam’s authenticity, sincerityteam deserve a lot of credit for orga- demonstrated they are ready to assist and look were just right. He exemplifies when IAMFA’s members need expertisenizing one of the most memorable the values of those who place an impor-conferences in our organization’s in lighting design, and more general for tance on environmental sustainable engineering and maintenance support.history. Attendance at this year’s con- technology and development.ference totaled about 120, and I heard You’ll also see a preview of the plans In this issue, we have a near-record for IAMFA’s 2013 Annual Conference,many say that they had a wonderful time number of articles, including a Bestlearning from this year’s presenters, scheduled for October 20 next year in Practices Feature that we hope to make Washington, D.C. One of the venues—while also networking and exploring a standard article in future issues ofwith their counterparts from around the the U.S. National Archives and Records Papyrus. Thanks go to Jack Plumb from Administration in College Park,world. You can read a recap of the con- the National Library of Scotland andference in this issue, and I’m sure you Maryland—contributed an article to Keith McClanahan from Facilities Issues this issue. The plans for next year’swill join me in thanking our sponsors Inc. for this inaugural Best Practicesand hosts for a terrific conference! conference are shaping up nicely, and feature article. We are also including In this issue of Papyrus, there is an by next summer, we hope to have an a collaborative article in this issue byarticle on page 4 that I hope all IAMFA article in Papyrus about each of next Darragh Brady that consists of responsesmembers will be sure to read. The year’s conference venues. Please start to a post in our LinkedIn Group. Wearticle is titled “Sustainability Certifi- marking your schedules, and make hope also to include an article in futurecation for Cultural Institutions” and issues that summarizes responses to a sure you join us in 2013.was written by Adam Meltzer from post on a topic with which IAMFA’s IAMFA’s website, www.NewIAMFA.orgArts:Earth Partnership (AEP). Since members deal on a regular basis. Please has preliminary information on the con-AEP’s inception back in 2008, they’ve join IAMFA’s LinkedIn Group, if you ference venues, and Gaylord Nationaldeveloped and are executing a Green have not done so already. The group Resort and Conference Center is whereBusiness Certification Program designed has doubled in size this year, and now we’ll be based. There are some goodspecifically for the cultural sector. Over has 440 members from 37 countries. pictures on the website of this spec-the past few months, we’ve been discus- You will also find a reprint of the tacular hotel. While you are on IAMFA’ssing with AEP the possibility that IAMFA very first issue of Papyrus, published website, please visit the Members Onlyand AEP may be able to assist one back in 1997. This current issue repre- page to see the latest news from IAMFA.another in advancing our missions sents the 15th anniversary of Papyrus. In the next few months the new web-and expanding our scope worldwide. Thanks go to our members and other site will assume the name of our long-There are numerous benefits to AEP’s experts in pertinent fields over the past running website name IAMFA.ORG.Sustainability Certification program. 15 years, for taking time to write about It is possible that this change may takePlease read this article; I would like to improvements they’ve made recently. place by the time you read this issueknow if you and other IAMFA members Thanks also to Stacey Wittig for of Papyrus.believe this is a relationship that IAMFA authoring a recap of this year’s Bench- There’s more in this issue: too manyshould pursue. I will be looking for feed- marking and Learning Workshop, held articles to introduce individually, as wellback from you as to whether you believe on the day prior to the start of this as updates from several of our memberIAMFA should play a role in establishing year’s Annual Conference. More than regions. I hope you enjoy this issue;a worldwide standard for sustainability 50 people attended this year’s workshop, thank you so much to everyone whocertification at cultural facilities. and I understand that the workshop was contributed this issue’s content.2 PAPYRUS WINTER 2012–2013
  5. 5. Message from the PresidentNancy Bechtol—President, IAMFAT his is my first message in Papyrus, Olin Landscape Architecture, and CVM. for membership and sponsorship. These and I am not sure exactly how We depend so much on our sponsors committees will be led by David Sanders, to start. So much has occurred to host the Annual Conference, and Stacey Wittig and John Castle, who arewithin IAMFA since our last issue. This this coming year, John Castle will lead already hard at work. We also welcomedis one energetic organization! John a Sponsorship Committee to ensure two new Board members this year—and Shonie Castle and his team—Jill that sponsorship of IAMFA’s Annual Jack Plumb and David Sanders—andAbbott, Mike Downs, Bruce Cantor, Conference each year results in a win- both have definitely hit the groundRich Reinhart, Bob and Mary Ann win result for our very generous, and running! As a matter of fact, we heldMorrone—designed and executed much-needed sponsors. our first three-hour conference callan absolutely fabulous conference in During this conference, we recog- meeting that didn’t start till 9 p.m.Philadelphia for all who were able to nized two very deserving members for Greenwich Mean Time! These poorattend. It was amazing in every way. the IAMFA Lifetime Achievement guys hung in, and Dave producedThe hotel was perfect (we will most award. Our fearless President for the meeting minutes and calendar appoint-likely never be able to top that again!), past four years, John De Lucy, was ments before 8 a.m. the next morning,food out of this world, and the worst honored in Philadelphia, as was Tony Eastern Standard Time! Apparentlyof the weather held off and ended up McGuire—a faithful member since they do not need much sleep.being just fine for the entire meeting. 2001. Everyone in IAMFA knows both The Board is always looking to hear The benchmarking workshop was of these gentlemen, and knows them from members interested in servingwell attended, with 47 participants. well because of their amazing contri- on the IAMFA Board. We will have aEach person came prepared to share butions to our organization. IAMFA is couple of positions coming up thisand participate in the discussions. Both a volunteer organization that requires its year for reelection, and if you thinkStacey Wittig and Keith McClanahan members to perform all the work nec- you might be interested, please letdid an outstanding job keeping the essary to make it an outstanding asso- Randy Murphy know. Randy will becontent flowing and discussions lively. ciation. Both John and Tony are shining organizing our electronic voting pro-Every one of us met new members, examples of totally committed members. cess again this year. We launched aand had an opportunity to make new We also presented two members new election procedure this past year,contacts. If you are not yet a partici- with the George Preston Memorial and if you are interested in learningpant in the benchmarking exercise, Award: Dan Davies and Joe Brennan. more about how the procedure works,you are missing out on a chance to For over a decade, Dan Davies has information is posted on our your facility against some captured every single annual meeting Planning is already well underwayof the best in this business. on film for all to see. Check out the for our October 2013 annual confer- Our conferences are dependent on Members Only page of our new website ence in Washington, D.C. You can learnthe support of our sponsors, and this (thanks Joe May!) at more about the conference in thispast year John Castle and his team were to view the video and pictures that issue of Papyrus, but I wanted membersassisted by some of the best companies Dan Davies took while in Philidelphia. to know that the venues in 2013 willin our field. Steensen Varming led the You will quickly see why Dan is so be totally new. No repeats for the guestway as principal sponsor, and was joined deserving of this award. Joe Brennan program, or the members program,by many others, including the Camfil organized two annual conferences in so please plan to attend. Check outFarr Group, Allied Barton Security California for our membership—can the IAMFA website to see some greatServices, McGuire Engineering, Mueller you even imagine! And, somehow he images of our conference hotel at theAssociates, CleanTech Services Inc., makes this task look easy! He is also a Gaylord National Convention Center.Pennoni Associates Inc., Hughes most deserving member of this award. I am already looking forward to seeingAssociates Inc., Hess Energy, Chubb Our Board has been busy meeting everyone next October.Group, DEDC, LF Driscoll, Limbach by conference call and has established The best to you all, and I wish you aInc., Atkin/Olshin/Schade Architects, two new strategic member committees wonderful holiday season! PAPYRUS WINTER 2012–2013 3
  6. 6. Sustainability Certification for Cultural Institutions By Adam MeltzerF or years now, facilities professionals to become LEED-Certified, or certified adoption of environmentally friendly at cultural institutions have become in the prevailing system in their country. business practices and attaining a increasingly involved with sustain- Those who have tried have found that Green Business Certification allowsability efforts, for a number of reasons. the unique operating characteristics of for positive marketing and outreach.Our cultural institutions have become their institutions make it more difficult A bonus is that the certification givesa focal point for sustainable develop- to achieve sustainability certification than the organization an opportunity toment within our communities, and it would be with a commercial building. grow a donor base to include thosethose who fund operations at these insti- This is where Arts:Earth Partnership who champion environmentalism andtutions have shown a sincere interest (AEP) comes in. AEP is a not-for-profit earth-conscious business demonstrating the community’s green-business certification program AEP’s certification checklist andcommitment to sustainability. created specifically for the Arts & process have been vetted by the Santa It has also become common in Cultural sector. Monica Office of Sustainability, therecent years to embark upon signifi- We advise, assess and educate cul- Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation,cant expansion/renovation programs tural facilities and arts organizations and by the Department of Toxic Sub-at cultural institutions, and most of on how to become more environmen- stances Control in Sacramento (thethese projects have sustainable features tally sustainable businesses. In this capital of California): the body thatincorporated into their designs. While way, our member organizations save administers and approves all the greenmany cultural institutions have under- precious resources that can be redi- business programs operating in thegone changes, most facilities profes- rected toward fulfilling their missions. State of California—the eight-largestsionals have been required to do more They also reduce their negative impact economy in the world.with less, due to budget constraints on our cities and planet by reducing Established in 2008, AEP is the firstthat have left few unaffected. CO2 emissions, energy costs, material and only Green Business Certification While nearly all IAMFA members and water waste, while setting an im- Program created specifically for thehave had some involvement in sustain- portant and visible example for their Arts & Cultural sector in the Unitedability efforts, few have had the resources audience and visitors. In addition, the States. AEP was started as a program ofA sampling of Arts:Earth Partnership-certified facilities and members.4 PAPYRUS WINTER 2012–2013
  7. 7. the Electric Lodge in Venice, California: elective measures give you choices certified—and, in many cases, thea hub of cultural activity, and a visual in implementing the measures most certification will give them access toand performing arts center powered important and achievable for your benefits for being a green 100% renewable energy. organization. Without going into detail about Justin Yoffe, co-founder and Exec- All the measures play a part in other certifications, I think everyoneutive Director of AEP says, “When achieving environmental sustainability can agree that some of the other certi-looking into becoming an officially and certification. AEP believes that fications out there are not sensitive torecognized green business, we were movement toward being a truly envi- the time, cost, labor issues and powerconcerned about the language, length ronmental sustainable organization is needs related to the cultural community.and high cost of existing green-business better than not moving at all. AEP’s Arts:Earth Partnership’s certificationcertification programs, and decided to certification process is meant to give process is. They have created measuresdevelop our own. Our goal was to create that are easily achievable, even withouta certification checklist and program a full-time facilities operations personthat was commensurate with existing Arts & Cultural events or an outside consultant—if you haveprograms like LEED, but tailored to one, however, it’s even easier. In athe Arts & Cultural sector, very easy to bring whole communities nutshell, significantly fewer hoursunderstand, incredibly low-cost and together . . . of internal resources are needed towith personal support built in every complete the certification documents.step of the way. We knew the Arts & AEP works with facilities that rangeCultural sector was predisposed to organizations a roadmap to begin from a thousand square feet to a mil-sustainable practice, and their access their journey towards true compre- lion square feet, and results in theseto the general public is profound and hensive environmental sustainability. facilities creating measurable resultsimmediate: a great way to demonstrate Many times, organizations aren’t sure at a fraction of the cost. Costs for thepositive action to the communities in where to start, how much to do, or certification process are very low:which they reside.” how to do it. We address all those typically $400 for two years for a Arts & Cultural events bring whole issues and more. facility that is between 5,000 and 10,000communities together, making them After an initial site visit, AEP gives square feet. Please see our website forsomething of a captive audience. A members 90–120 days to complete the current rates at: artsearthpartnership.cultural institution that demonstrates measures contained in a customized org/join and scroll down halfway downcost-saving environmentally sustainable certification document. A follow-up the page. The initial costs shown onpractices can influence millions of visit then occurs, and an assessor walks the website include capital improve-patrons annually. And, if just a fraction through the facility to make sure the ments with lighting and water conser-of those people are inspired to make measures are complete. If they are in vation. This is also where the savingschanges at their homes or businesses, fact complete, the organization is then come in. For a small 5,000-square-footthe impact can be profound. Larger museums may have over a ©2002 MUSEUM ASSOCIATION/LACMAmillion square feet of space, and maysee a million or more visitors eachyear. The savings from making simplechanges in lighting, water conserva-tion and waste management alone canreturn much-needed dollars to art oreducational events. This is the criticalmessage: Less waste equals more art.Donors are behind it, patrons are behindit, and employees are always excitedabout implementing environmentalsustainability measures. Two things separate AEP’s certifica-tion process from others. The first isour onsite assessment, which plays amajor role in reducing the documen-tation needed, as well as the time re-quired to upload it. The second is thatour measures are easily achievable andtailored to your needs. We have required An assessor walks through the museum to verify that the selected sustainability criteria havemeasures and elective measures. The been satisfied. PAPYRUS WINTER 2012–2013 5
  8. 8. theater or museum, we estimated they would spend $2,300US on retrofitting and replacing incandescent lighting. We all are aware that our cultural institutions are noWithin nine months that would be made back, and within longer just facilities in which to store, preserve, and10 years they would have saved over $55,000 US. display art. They are gathering places and centers to Joe May from IAMFA has been exploring with AEP attract tourism to our cities, and our civic leaders arehow our two non-profit organizations might possibly assist increasingly interested in demonstrating their commit-one another in gaining greater recognition of, and sus-tainability certification for cultural institutions around ment and leadership in sustainable development. Theythe globe. AEP is currently developing an international want to be seen as responsible members of the world’straining program for facilities willing to be host members. cultural community, and we are exploring the possibilityAll interested IAMFA members should contact AEP at for IAMFA to become influential in setting a world, or get in touch with dard for sustainability certification at cultural institutions.Joe May to discuss this further. AEP and IAMFA working We’d like to gauge the interest of our membership intogether represent a wonderful opportunity to bring artand comprehensive environmental sustainability together, pursuing Arts:Earth Partnerships sustainable certification.which is why we exist. If it were simpler to achieve, and less costly to achieve, Stay tuned for AEP’s first annual Sustainable Arts Summit would IAMFA members be interested in pursuing sus-in Los Angeles on June 8, 2013! tainability certification? If IAMFA could be instrumentalAdam Meltzer is Director of Operations/Programs for Arts:Earth in establishing a world standard for sustainability atPartnership, and is an accredited LEED AP in Los Angeles, as well cultural institutions, would our members find this aas a QCxP(Qualified Commissioning Process Provider). Adam’spast experience includes LEED consulting projects, environmental worthy pursuit? We want to hear from you!assessments, program coordination, marketing and research,graphic design, and social networking. He can be reached at —Joe May, Editor, Papyrusinfo@artsearthpartnership.org6 PAPYRUS WINTER 2012–2013
  9. 9. BEST PRACTICES FEATURE ARTICLEBenchmarking at the National Libraryof ScotlandA Journey of DiscoveryBy Jack PlumbI t took a meeting with Karen Plouviez, cooling facility. To measure the success entire estate—not the best way to Facilities Manager at the British —or otherwise—of this bold new design, guarantee consistency. Library in 2000, to introduce me to I decided to benchmark this building What the table does show, however,the possibilities of what serious bench- alone, and we have continued to bench- is that over the years we have becomemarking could achieve. This led to the mark this building. I will come back to more efficient in all our efforts. ByNational Library of Scotland joining the results of this plant replacement consistently scoring below the IAMFAIAMFA and signing up for the bench- programme later in this article. medians, we can say with confidencemarking workshop at the London Since embarking on the bench- that in our current provision of servicesconference in 2002. Listening to Ian marking exercise, we have gotten a —whether it be security, cleaning orFollett of Facilities Management Inc., pretty good idea of just how this maintenance—we are delivering valuewho in those days coordinated the building operates—but also just how for the money by achieving an accept-benchmarking exercise for IAMFA, good, or otherwise, the information is able result at below-market rates. I amopened my eyes to the potential of what that we use for the benchmarking particularly pleased by the way in whichserious benchmarking could achieve. exercise. As you can see from Table 1, building maintenance costs have been So in 2003, we participated in our there are some strange-looking read- maintained consistently below thefirst benchmarking exercise. The first ings—especially if you follow the cost IAMFA mean, (the figure for 2008thing I had to decide was whether to of security, which ranges from $60/m2 does appear to be an anomaly—whichbenchmark the whole National Library down to $10/m2—which are not is another lesson to be learnt; we doof Scotland (NLS) estate, or just a entirely due to savings, but more likely not always report the correct number).single building. This is still a major a result of our original decision to Looking at the total operating costsdilemma today for those colleagues benchmark a particular building. In for this building, the table also showsjust starting out. At the Library in our case, we do not split our security that, not only is it consistently running2003, I was in the middle of a major costs by building. For the benchmark- at less than the IAMFA mean, but weplant replacement programme at our ing exercise, this means that we have also appear to becoming even moremajor site, working on the design of a to take total security costs and appor- efficient, driving running costs down atreplacement chiller installation which tion this figure based on the floor area a time when the IAMFA mean appearswould incorporate a radical new free- of this building, as a percentage of the to be drifting slightly upwards. The main National Library of Scotland—IAMFA Benchmarking Results 2003 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Bench- Bench- Bench- Bench- Bench- Bench- Bench- Bench- marking marking marking marking marking marking marking marking NLS Mean NLS Mean NLS Mean NLS Mean NLS Mean NLS Mean NLS Mean NLS MeanElectrical 251.3 150 253 130 226 140 231.6 150 255.4 130 253 110 210 110 212.8Consumption kW/m²Building 45.98 37.81 50 30 65 37 80 34 18 43 35 41 25 43 25 45Maintenance $/m2Security $/m2 60.16 62.28 30 64.53 30 55.15 31 55.5 ? 52.76 15 43.19 29 41.89 10 58.57Cleaning $/m2 20.86 24.44 10 26.22 14 20.66 22.5 24.52 ? 30.67 35 23.96 20 26.44 10 26.14Total Operating 142.24 154.25 110 160 140 144 150 144 ? 160 80 127 80 130 60 160Costs $/m2Table 1: Building Operation Costs per Square Metre at NLS Since 2003 PAPYRUS WINTER 2012–2013 7
  10. 10. driver for this continuing decrease humidity sets points to design out the energy as possible. These devicesin running costs has been achieved requirement for de-humidification deliver savings by slightly reducing thethrough a major focus by the Library as much as possible. This is achieved voltage supplied to the building. Theand the current FM contractor, ECG by ensuring that, at the start of de- voltage remains sufficient to deliverFacilities, on examining the operation humidification season—usually in early 10% (on average) energy savings, whilstof every item in the plant to ensure that August—we let the humidity drift as not affecting the normal operation ofit is delivering the minimum amount close to 40% as possible (our lower the building. As with all good ideas, itof energy to achieve the desired envi- limit), with the temperature as cool as was quickly copied and there are nowronmental condition, for only the possible without excessive use of the a number of different types of voltagetime required. chillers (a hot summer in Scotland optimisation manufacturers. My con- When reading benchmarks—espe- is something only us old-stagers can cern, however, was that we install acially if you start to compare your- remember, 1976 I think was the last device with no maintenance, no movingselves with other benchmarks and, one). We then let the humidity rise parts, and a 17-year guarantee. Weeven worse, start to give yourself a pat over the summer months, letting also wanted a winding arrangement,on the back because your particular temperatures in the collection space meaning that, even in the very unlikelyfacility is top of the class—beware, drift slowly upwards, controlling the event of a plant failure, it would con-and stop and ask yourself why. A good humidity by carefully controlling the tinue to supply the original line voltage.example of this involves examining temperature, as required. Following the lead taken by my IAMFAelectrical consumption for the partic- Without wishing to be too harsh colleagues, the vast majority of ourular building assessed for the NLS on myself, within the Library we have current devices are Power Perfectorbenchmarking exercise. At first glance, set ourselves challenging targets for units, which contains all the qualitiesyou would think that your humble reducing carbon emissions. When we is best in class! The truth is, of embarking on any initiative, as I have When faced with the requirement tocourse, slightly different. That is why, said many times before, the best place replace aging chillers, I noticed that itwith a team of IAMFA colleagues, we to start is with your IAMFA colleagues. is rather cold outdoors in Scotland.developed the IAMFA energy per for- In my book, there is no better way to Very quick to notice these things was I,mance certificate, which compares spend an evening than debating differ- so I wondered if we could use existingyour facility/building on a year-by-year ent types of plant and plant installations air-blast coolers (which are normallybasis. If you score well with that test, over a beer or three with your fellow used to reject heat from the chillersthen you may well give yourself a pat FM colleagues. I believe it was at one during the summer months) in winteron the back! of these debates that I heard about to generate cold water. With the help Back to the building that we in the voltage optimisation for the first time. of my excellent FM Contractors, ECGLibrary use for our benchmarking For those unaware of voltage optim- Facilities, we experimented a bit, andexercise. It is a very heavy concrete sation devices, they were first developed discovered that we could deliver chilledbook repository, with a number of in Japan, at a time when it was essential water roughly 2ºC higher than ambient.novel energy-saving initiatives—more for their economy to save as much We already knew that we could runof which later. Basically, it scores verywell for two main reasons: The first is that this building is astorage facility with only individualmembers of the collection managementteam touring the collection spaces.This means hardly any sensible heatgain, (they are under strict instructionsto switch lights off once they leave aspace) and minimal latent gains, asthere are so few people in the space.Compare this to a popular gallery ormuseum, where they have to copewith hundreds of wet tourists who popin to look for dry place to get out ofthe rain, direct into the collection space;you can see we are not comparingapples with apples. The second is the climate in Scotland,which means we hardly ever have tode-humidify. In fact, we set the controlsup, and manage the temperature and Power Perfector voltage optimisation unit. Grundfos variable-speed twin-headed pumps.8 PAPYRUS WINTER 2012–2013
  11. 11. the chilled water installation with a Jack’s analogy that benchmarking is a journey of discoveryset point of 10ºC during the winter resonates with me, for the IAMFA benchmarking exercisemonths, which means that, once the is certainly a tool for discovering and uncovering ways toambient temperature falls below 8ºC, increase efficiencies at your facility. Since benchmarkingwe could generate our own chilled is a continuous improvement process, the further youwater at a fraction of the cost, as the journey, the more nuggets you pick up.chiller would be shut down. Based Every year, facility administrators like you find new wayson these calculations, we designed a to tweak their processes when they listen to others discusschiller replacement installation that successes and failures. Join the conversation by first sharingincluded a heat exchanger connecting your operating costs and practices on the easy-to-use websitethe air-blast coolers with the chilled portal. The data you enter online is “benchmarked” or compared to other museums, libraries and cultural institutions.water installation. When this was com-bined with variable-speed high-efficiency Next, the annual benchmarking workshop—designed to get participantspumps designed and supplied by our comfortable with sharing and discussing both challenges and successes—is held prior to the annual IAMFA conference. But more on that later, in a separatespecialist pump supplier, Grundfos article in this issue by my colleague Stacey Wittig. Let me simply say here thatPumps, we managed to achieve an so much networking goes on at the workshop that you will feel comfortable18% reduction in energy consumption. picking up the phone and calling peers for advice throughout the ensuing year. I should mention that, based on By measuring results, finding industry averages, and then sharing best practices,this successful outcome, we used the you will find ways to shave your costs, just as Jack demonstrates in his article. Insame design principles at another site. fact, the average benchmarking participant reduces their costs about 8% in theThis time, as well as using our specialist first year. Jack’s story is not an anomaly.pump suppliers, we also used a spe- The IAMFA benchmarking group traditionally measures utility, cleaning,cialist Turbomiser Chiller supplier: maintenance, and security costs. This year, for the first time, you have twoKlima-Therm, (which had previously options: benchmark all these categories, or benchmark the utility category only.successfully supplied Turbomiser The new survey, aptly named the Energy Survey, was proposed by the IAMFAChillers to our colleagues at the Benchmarking Steering Committee as a means of getting more—specifically,National Archives in Kew, London). smaller—institutions involved. The Energy Study, offered at a lower enrollment fee, should be easier to leverage into any tight budget. Both surveys collect On this other site, working closely temperature and humidity set points, and participants cross-reference datawith our controls specialists, East Coast charts to learn how changing set points is affecting energy consumption.Controls, several further innovations The original enrollment fee was $1,875 US. Support from our generous sponsorshave been introduced. These included has lowered that to $1,499 US. New participants can make use of an introductorychanging all the valve arrangements offer of $999 US, and the Energy Survey is only $499 US. You are invited toon the supply to the chilled-water participate with, or sponsor, this interactive group by going to www.facilityissues.batteries installed within each air- com/Museums/Index.htm.handling unit. These now operate as —Keith McClanahan, Principal, Facility Issues, Benchmarking Consultantstwo-port valves, (which means theyare either open or closed, or someposition in-between), using a pressureswitch to control the speed of thepump. Another change to the controlstrategy was to keep raising the tem-perature of the chilled water, until atleast one of the now two-port chilled-water battery valves was 100% open.This meant that only the minimumof chilled water was being delivered,at the highest temperature possible,sufficient to meet the demands of thecollection spaces. (Please see the excel-lent article by my colleague Allan Tyrrellof the Portrait Gallery in London inthe Spring 2012 issue of Papyrus onthis very subject). Whilst my two previous examplesshow how working with your IAMFAcolleagues have resulted in the Librarymaking significant energy savings, inmy next example I had to harness the Klima-Therm Turbomiser Chillers. PAPYRUS WINTER 2012–2013 9
  12. 12. knowledge of our specialist suppliers, in opportunity arises—for example, on a member already, join up soon andorder to reduce the delivery of energy motor failure—they should be replaced join in the discussions. Secondly taketo the air-handling units. Air-handling with high-efficiency electric motors. part in the IAMFA benchmarkingunits are an important consideration Getting back to our energy reduction exercise; it is only by examining thein any energy-reduction programme, measures at the Library, again work- trends, and discussing them with youras the energy supplied to air-handling ing with our specialist suppliers (this colleagues, that you can start to under-can be considered almost in isolation time Camfil Farr), we have installed stand what the numbers really terms of the energy supplied to a range of low-energy filters, helping Finally, a resource not to be over-the space. to make a significant contribution looked: your specialist suppliers. They Our scope for achieving significant to our overall energy-reduction might not know your requirements,energy savings on the delivery side achievements. but they do know their products. Joinof this energy equation is a bit more So how do we sum up this energy all three together—well, the energydifficult to achieve. There is less scope reduction achievement? It is very clearly performance certificate gives you afor savings; although there are a few shown on the energy-performance clue. See you down the pub for thepossibilities. Perhaps the most signif- certificates produced as part of the next discussion.icant of these relates to the temperature IAMFA benchmarking exercise, butand humidity conditions required what have we learnt? Jack Plumb is Facilities Manager at National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh, and serveswithin the space. Working with our I would respectfully suggest that you on the Board of the International Associ-Preservation colleagues, we have made can learn the most from talking to your ation of Museum Facility Administrators.massive strides in widening this envi- IAMFA colleagues. If you are not a He can be reached at j.plumb@nls.ukronmental-control envelope, resultingin significant energy reductions. How-ever, there are also less obvious changesthat can be made to maximise energysavings, and these are within the air-handling units themselves. By now, allelectric motors should be nothing lessthan the most highly efficient electricmotors possible. Whilst it makes nosense to replace perfectly operationalelectric motors, motor rewinds shouldnow be a thing of the past. When theHigh-efficiency Camfil Farr filters. IAMFA Energy Label for NLS.10 PAPYRUS WINTER 2012–2013
  13. 13. LINKEDIN GROUP COLLABORATIVE ARTICLEThe Important Topic of BathroomAccessories in the Museum SettingBy Darragh BradyI attended the recent IAMFA confer- ence in Philadelphia, where I had the pleasure of meeting many IAMFAmembers. After the presentation onbenchmarking, I realized that thisIAMFA group of members represents ahuge pool of valuable information onall things relating to museum facilities.It then occurred to me that I shouldtap this pool for advice on what typesand styles of bathroom accessorieswe should specify for the BaltimoreMuseum of Art, which is undergoinga major renovation/rejuvenation. As a member of IAMFA’s LinkedInGroup, I had the ability to post a ques-tion in the Group, and ask everyone’sopinion on how members would chooseto equip a bathroom in a museum. “If you could specify all new acces- Here is a well-maintained but rather unattractive lavatory setup. They have obviously movedsories for your public bathrooms to the GoJo soap dispensers, because the original pumps by Bobrick either stopped working or were too hard to fill. They have installed a new paper towel dispenser, in addition to stillwould they be: maintaining the recessed C-fold dispenser/mirror units over the sink. You can see the• Electronic over manual? electronic devices under the sinks that operate the faucets. Overall, while spotless and reasonably well ordered, this is a very busy and unattractive setup.• Soap dispensers?• Toilet flushing? which included restroom renovation “As mentioned above, the paper prod-• Sink faucets? and had lots of input from facilities ucts were standardized per stocking/• Paper towel dispensers? personnel. The spec was out when I order protocols, and big rolls were pre-• Other? took charge, and there were interesting ferred due to cost (C-fold hand towels challenges. Here they are to share: and individual TPs can cost 2–3 times Would you have paper towels and “If electronic units are used, they more). Paper supplier would some-hand dryers, or just one or the other? should be hard-wired for power, not times throw in the dispenser units them- Would you have the jumbo toilet battery-powered, as battery replace- selves to ensure you have to go back topaper rolls, or the regular-sized ones? ment is always untimely and one ends them for their products, which mayDoes your answer depend on how you up with very wet floors/slip hazard if contribute to the ad hoc installations.procure the paper?” it is the paper towel dispensers that “It took a bit of time to find out It seems that these accessories go out. Both air and paper towel units what the museum’s purchasingoften fail over time and are replaced were preferred, and the units them- department favored, and to find thein an ad hoc manner, resulting in a selves came from facilities to conform hardware that takes the paper/soapcluttered appearance. to museum-wide standards for ease supplies, in addition to anticipating Thanks to all who responded with of maintenance and paper-product maintenance requirement.suggestions from your valuable expe- replacement. There were complaints “Hope the above helps!”rience. Here is how some members of on the auto-flush toilet units, where the “The recent interior conservationthe LinkedIn Group responded: model was superseded by newer designs; effort at the Rodin Museum in Phila- “Years back, I was PM of a capital i.e., spare parts must be included in delphia had our team asking many ofproject at The Cloisters, New York, the spec for future repairs. the same questions when it came to PAPYRUS WINTER 2012–2013 11
  14. 14. the restrooms. Our decisions included persons with diamond or carbide- others, or for nursing mothers. Justelectronic faucets and auto-flush valves. pointed tools. some ideas I have run across.”We stayed with manual soap dispensers “Years ago, my facility had toilet • At least one flush-mounted floorand our tandem dispenser-size toilet paper dispensers that held two rolls of drain.tissue. The latter was driven by what toilet paper side by side. People wouldstock we maintain at the Philadelphia • Stall partition vertical dimension use paper from both rolls since theyMuseum of Art. I suppose, if I could limits the possibility of observation were both accessible, and rolls wouldstart with a clean slate, I would use over/under. become smaller and smaller, usually atelectronic soap dispensers. We also about the same rate. When the custodial • Stall materials designed to resistadded high-velocity hand dryers to crew serviced the bathroom, if the rolls graffiti (e.g., basket-weave stainlesseliminate paper towels. We are still were more than half used, they would steel)monitoring the “no paper towel” just throw them out, because usuallypolicy to see how the visitors respond— • If you have a 24/7 guard force, an both rolls would be used equally, andso far, so good. emergency call button should be they felt that if they didn’t replace the “A word of caution on the high- rolls, then the toilet paper would runvelocity hand dryers: try them in the out in that stall since both rolls wererestroom space before permanently getting smaller at the same rate. Since Iinstalling them. Some models tend to “We always heard complaints was heading up the LEED Certificationhave a very high dB levels, particularly from staff seeing custodians effort, this was particularly annoyingwhen hands are placed into the air to me. We always heard complaintsstream. This can be a distraction to throwing out partial rolls from staff seeing custodians throwingvisitors if they can be heard in the of toilet paper. “ out partial rolls of toilet paper. I sug-gallery spaces. And finally, since the gested putting a piece of tape or rubberRodin is a smaller museum and does band around new rolls, so that maybenot utilize a central toilet EXF, we visitors would completely use up oneuse occupancy sensors to turn on the provided at the mobility-impaired roll before starting the other, but thefractional hp bathroom exhaust fans, stalls. If no 24/7 guard force, then janitorial contractor resisted this, andas well as the bathroom lights.” the use of call buttons must be I didn’t have direct influence over them. “Here are some observations reviewed for the ‘Response’ com- I would never suggest using toilet paperfrom the Physical and Operational ponent and to avoid nuisance calls fixtures that hold two side-by-side rolls,Security disciplines. We work exten- to a monitoring station. unless one roll can’t be used until thesively with architects and designers other is finished. • If you are working with a com-on renovations and new buildings for “In addition to your typical pletely new building design, avoidmuseums, and here are some general accessories, the requirements of the locating washrooms (and mechanicalrecommendations on security: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) spaces) directly above exhibition, mandates protecting people from• Maze entrances (as opposed to collections storage, collections scalding drainage lines. Typically this physical doors—think airports). workroom spaces or any other means either plastic shields, weird sensitive space such as computer• Tamperproof hardware throughout, insulation, or built-in shielding as part server rooms. including the luminaries. of the casework (the best solution). • Lots more, but that should get you But there is one other solution, which• No hatches or access doors within off to a good start.” is to specify a ‘thermal mixing valve’ on the washroom leading to utility the lavatory fixture, with a temperature spaces; if the above access doors “Most of the big things are easy to set at the factory to the mandated max- are unavoidable, monitor them via define. Some depend on whether you imum (typically 105˚F). This allows for the security systems. prefer a commercial look, or favor a simple and clean installations with no more residential look. A more residen- need for all the shielding. It meets• Electronic control of faucets, soap tial look guides you toward single-roll the ‘equivalent facilitation’ clause dispensers and flush mechanisms. toilet paper dispensers, etc. Often stipulated in section 103 of Standards• Avoid the use of paper towels, as overlooked is incandescent lighting for Accessible Design- Department they can be used to block toilets for mirrors in the women’s restrooms, of Justice.” and basins. and shelves next to the lavatories where Thanks to all who contributed to women can place their purses on while this article!• Ceramic/porcelain tiles preferred they freshen up—rather than in the over drywall (graffiti control). Darragh Brady is a Senior Associate at water that collects on the countertop Ziger/Snead Architects, and specializes in• Mirrors securely mounted but easy during heavy usage. It is also nice, if cultural and educational projects. Darragh to replace. Have spares on hand. you have the room, to provide some is based in Baltimore, MD and can be (Mirrors are often vandalized by seating for older ladies as they wait for reached at PAPYRUS WINTER 2012–2013
  15. 15. U.S. National Archives and RecordsAdministrationSustainability . . . and Beyond!By Kevin Anderson and Donald OverfeltH istorically, proponents of eco- nomic growth, social needs and environmental protection havebeen at odds with one another, thushindering communication, and thereis a need to bring these three groupstogether on common ground. Sustain-ability is a buzzword for addressingclimate change and improving energy-and water-efficiency, and the conceptof sustainability is a way to bridge thecommunication gap. Continued dia-logue on sustainability is necessary topromote viable economic and socialdevelopment, while protecting theenvironment. Sustainability can be defined as thelong-term maintenance of responsi-bility, which has environmental, eco-nomic, and social dimensions, and The Archives II building in College Park, Maryland is situated on 33 acres (13.35 hectares)encompasses the concept of steward- and has 1.8 M ft2 (167,225 m2) of floor space (primarily archival storage).ship and the responsible managementof resources. A typical Sustainability efforts continue to mature. More impor- We are proud of our achievements,Model has three key components— tantly, the corporate culture at NARA and although the awards demonstrateSocial, Economic and Environmental— has changed to more fully acknowledge our commitment to conserve energy,all of which must overlap if the model impact of our actions, along with a NARA recognizes that we must focusis to remain properly balanced in commitment to preserving the environ- on more than just energy savings inorder to achieve sustainability. ment. By understanding the effects, and order to achieve real sustainability. The National Archives and Records planning for future challenges, NARA NARA is becoming more resilient byAdministration (NARA) is currently is rapidly adapting its facilities to a committing to LEED principles as aachieving a balance of social, economic changing climate. This also puts NARAand environmental considerations in on the road to resiliency—the ability toits daily activities and planning. It is recover quickly from climatic setbacksdoing this through a variety of avenues. —thus taking it beyond sustainability.NARA’s energy and water conservation Our efforts have been recognized with national awards. In 2008, NARA won a Presidential Award for Leader- ship in Federal Energy Management. Social In 2010, NARA won a GreenGov Presidential Award for Leadership in Bearable Equitable Environmental, Energy, and Economic Sustainable Performance. NARA was also recognized Environment Economic Viable as the 2010 winner of the Presidential “Lean, Clean, and Green” award, for outstanding achievement in building One of numerous awards ceremonies energy efficiency and renewable energy recognizing NARA for its efforts inTypical Sustainability Model. development and deployment. achieving higher levels of sustainability.14 PAPYRUS WINTER 2012–2013
  16. 16. guide for attaining sustainability. NARA reducing packaging, by recycling and (ESPC) project with an eight-year pay-now also requires LEED Platinum reusing products, and by finding ways back at Archives II; and a $5.8-millioncertification for new construction, and to make products from waste (e.g., com- ESPC project with a seven-year paybackat least LEED Silver on any new con- posting). Taking these steps ultimately at Archives I. The Archives II projectstruction projects at existing buildings. reduces energy and water use, and alone saves over 26,000 M BTUs Making this kind of commitment decreases greenhouse gas emissions, as annually over the 2008 baseline, andrequires going far beyond just replacing well as the amount of waste produced. 2400 Mt CO2e.old mechanical systems with new ones. Our processes are regularly mea- NARA worked directly with theBecause achieving archival standards sured and verified to maintain intent, Energy Service Company to developis far more demanding than meeting design standards and performance. and implement the following Energytypical building standards, NARA works Achieving sustainability and resilience Conservation Measures at Archives Ihard to balance social, economical means that processes and systems must & II:and environmental needs. Steps are be regularly and formally audited. Since • upgrade and optimize the energy-taken to improve and redesign pro- September 2006, NARA has conducted management control system;cesses and systems, using state-of-the-art regular site visits (audits), and makestechnologies, while looking holistically recommendations for improving • improve the heating plant;at improvements to make them sustain- operations and maintenance. • reduce steam-distribution losses;able. We make sustainable purchases Between 2006 and 2011, NARAby procuring environmentally prefer- invested heavily in energy-efficiency • rebalance HVAC systems;able, Energy Star®, EPEAT, biobased projects. The two most innovative and • reset condenser water temperature;products, etc. We also are looking at noteworthy projects are a $5.7-million • reduce water use;additional ways to reduce waste by Energy Savings Performance ContractSolar array—Archives II. Aerial view of green roof on Archives II.Green roof on Archives II, Spring 2012. Cogeneration units produce both heat and electricity. PAPYRUS WINTER 2012–2013 15
  17. 17. • reduce the run time of bathroom and interacts with staff via website, exhaust fans; newsletters, fairs, video displays, guided• retrofit lighting and controls; and tours, and conferences. Providing these avenues helps employees learn more• upgrade the building envelope. about how our activities affect the environment, and how each of us can In FY2008, and again in FY2009, reduce our carbon footprint. InputArchives II—NARA’s largest building— from employees is encouraged, and isrealized the greatest reduction in rewarded when the idea can be imple-energy use, and saved the agency over mented at NARA. Using this knowledge,$1 million in energy costs. Although each individual can lessen his or herthese savings are attributed to ESPC This rainwater collection tank stores condensate water and rainwater for environmental impact.projects, employee awareness, aggres- irrigation. In September 2010, NARA publishedsive conservation measures, and a its first agency-wide Sustainability Plan.change in agency culture ultimately The Plan details our approach tohelped NARA achieve these reductions. NARA is working on yet another climate-change adaptation; how weSince results of the projects have been ESPC project for the Presidential manage energy consumption, water andso positive at Archives II, a similar Libraries, and Southeast Regional waste streams; and our commitmentESPC contract was implemented for Archives (Atlanta). This project will to the sustainable buildings program.Archives I, with similar monetary be implemented in FY2013. By committing to sustainable buildingssavings (>$1M/yr). In addition to the Finally, NARA recognizes that meet- and moving toward resilience, NARAESPC projects, direct NARA funding ing sustainability goals and achieving has committed itself to exceedingpaid for a green roof, solar arrays, resilience require the awareness and federal mandates, and to goingcogeneration units, and a high albedo efforts of all. NARA published sustain- beyond sustainability.(solar reflecting) roof-membrane pro- ability tips for recycling, energy andject at Archives II. The existing 150 kW water conservation, and waste reduc- Kevin Anderson is the Agency Environmentalphotovoltaic panels now produce an tion that could be used at work and Specialist at NARA. Donald Overfelt is theaverage of 175,000 kWh/yr. home. The agency conducts training Chief of Facilities and Property Branch. INSPIRED DESIGN, INNOVATIVE ENGINEERING First issue of Papyrus As Papyrus completes fifteen years as IAMFA’s official publication, we thought it would be appropriate to reprint the very first issue of Papyrus from late 1997. Thanks go to IAMFA members who so generously share their experiences in improving operations at their facilities. ¯ Clients Include: Become a Baltimore Museum of Art Delaware Museum of For more information, visit Natural History National Gallery of Art Member of IAMFA 410.646.4500 Smithsonian National Air “Our museum clients, and the and Space Museum architects they select, are Smithsonian Natural sophisticated and knowledgeable about their objectives. We History Museum For more information on pride ourselves on being U.S. Holocaust Museum becoming a member of the up to the challenge.” Virginia Museum International Association of Museum of Fine Arts Robert Marino, PE, LEED AP Facility Administrators, please visit Walters Art Museum President, Mueller Associates Winterthur Museum WWW.IAMFA.ORG16 PAPYRUS WINTER 2012–2013
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  23. 23. The 22nd IAMFA Conference in theMid–Atlantic Region of AmericaLearning, Networking, Touring and Culturein one of America’s Most Historic RegionsBy Joe MayT he 2012 IAMFA Conference took Let me begin by expressing Allied Barton Security Services: Local place from September 16 to 19, gratitude to all of the conference Response, National Support—Security 2012, in Philadelphia and the organizers, led by host John Castle. Officers are our focus!surrounding region in Delaware and I know how much time these indi- viduals spent planning the countless Atkin Olshin Schade Architects: LeadsPennsylvania. details that went into making this a the planning, design, and construction Philadelphia is the largest city in truly great conference. of significant new facilities.the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,and the fifth-most-populous city in It’s also very important to recognize The Camfil Farr Group: Global airthe United States. It is located in the the sponsors who made this year’s filtration specialist with 24 productionnortheastern United States along the conference possible: units and R&D centres in four coun-Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers, and Steensen Varming (2012 IAMFA tries in the Americas, Europe and theis the only consolidated city-county Conference Principal Sponsor): Asia–Pacific Pennsylvania. Philadelphia is the Danish engineering firm founded byeconomic and cultural center of the Chubb: Business Insurance for Niels Steensen & Jørgen Varming inDelaware Valley, home to 6 million Cultural Institutions; Tailored Copenhagen, Denmark in 1933. Thepeople. Popular nicknames for Solutions for Treasured Institutions. firm specializes in civil, structural andPhiladelphia are “Philly” and “The building services engineering, with CleanTech Services Inc.: GeneralCity of Brotherly Love”—the latter of offices in Denmark, Australia, United Commercial Cleaning for over 35 yearswhich comes from the literal meaning Kingdom, Hong Kong, and Ireland. with a personal, hands–on approach.of the city’s name in Greek, com-pounded from philos (φίλος) “loving”,and adelphos (ἀδελφός) “brother”. In 1682, William Penn foundedthe city to serve as the capital ofPennsylvania Colony. By the 1750s, itwas the largest city and busiest portin British North America. During theAmerican Revolution, Philadelphiaplayed an instrumental role as a meet-ing place for the Founding Fathersof the United States, who signed theDeclaration of Independence in1776, and the Constitution in 1787.Philadelphia was one of the nation’scapitals during the Revolutionary War,and the city served as the temporaryU.S. capital while Washington, D.C., wasunder construction. During the nine-teenth century, Philadelphia became amajor industrial center and railroad hubthat grew with an influx of Europeanimmigrants. It became a prime desti- The Conference Committee, left to right: Michael Downs, Hagley Museum and Library;nation for African Americans during Jill Abbott, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library; Bob Morrone, Philadelphia Museum of Art (retired); Mary Ann Morrone, Thomas Edison State College (retired); Rich Reinert,the Great Migration, and surpassed Philadelphia Museum of Art; Shonie Castle, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library; Brucetwo million occupants by 1950. Canter, Delaware Art Museum; and John Castle, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library.22 PAPYRUS WINTER 2012–2013
  24. 24. CVM: Assess/Plan/Design/Construct Pennoni Associates Inc.—Consulting as work processes within these four—with an innovative approach to Engineers: Providing Engineering categories. Participants also compareproblem-solving. Services since 1966. empirical data related to Space, Sustainability, Grounds, CustomerDEDC (Delaware Engineering & These sponsors contributed to the Service, and Best Practices. ThoseDesign Corporation): Dedicated to intellectual content of the conference whose costs are lower than othersproviding excellence in engineering through presentations, and by gener- share their methods and processes withand services. ously contributing financially, which the group, creating a best practice inHess Energy: Providing electricity, enabled the spectacular venues, trips, itself. The 2012 benchmarking studynatural gas, fuel oil, and green solu- and meals we all enjoyed. The IAMFA was sponsored by Conrad Engineers,tions to over 22,000 commercial and organization wants all of these sponsors McGuire Engineers and Steensenindustrial customers in 18 East Coast to know how much we appreciate their Varming. Please see Stacey Wittig’sStates and Washington, D.C. participation with, and support of, our recap of the Benchmarking Practices annual conference. We encourage and Learning Workshop in this issueHughes Associates, Inc.: Fire Protection members to keep this in mind when of Papyrus.Engineers, Code Consultants. in need of products, services, and The opening reception for thisLF Driscoll Construction Managers, advice of the type offered by these year’s IAMFA conference was held atBuilders:—Innovative Museum conference sponsors. the Philadelphia Ritz-Carlton Hotel.Construction Management. Day One of the conference began, The Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia is a as in past years, with the Benchmarking 30–storey skyscraper located adjacent toLimbach Inc.: Provider of sustain- Practices and Learning Workshop for City Hall in the Center City of Phila-able building solutions focused on those IAMFA members participating delphia, Pennsylvania. It was built ininnovative and cost–effective HVAC in the annual benchmarking exercise. 1930–1931 as the Girard Trust This valuable exercise allows member The tower was actually an addition to aMcGuire Engineers: Building Engi- institutions to compare building domed lowrise building that was con-neering Systems with effective, efficient, operation costs and practices, in order structed in 1908. It was then renamedeconomic, and innovative solutions. to find better ways to accomplish the Two Mellon Plaza. The building was work they do. converted in 2000 into a 330-roomMueller Associates: Inspired Design, Building operating costs have four Ritz-Carlton hotel. James Garrison andInnovative Engineering. components: Utilities, Security, Build- Dr. George C. Skarmeas were responsibleOlin Landscape Architecture/Urban ing Maintenance, and Janitorial. Bench- for the building’s conversion.Design/Planning: Creates Places that marking participants compare cost Conference delegates and guestsEnhance Life. per square foot (or meter), as well enjoyed canapés and cocktails at theParticipants in the 2012 IAMFA Benchmarking and Atrium Lobby at the Ritz-Carlton.Learning Workshop. PAPYRUS WINTER 2012–2013 23