Transform your cultural site operations for peak performance
The cultural operations challenge
Managing the operations of complex public assets such as a library or museum is uniquely challenging and fraught with risk. A delicate approach must be taken to:
- Manage indoor environmental conditions such as temperature, relative humidity, filtration and ventilation
- Maintain an equilibrium between visitor comfort and artefact preservation
- Reduce energy consumption and costs without adversely impacting collections
- Meet or uphold sustainability targets.
Most artefacts held in cultural institutions are made of natural organic material, rendering them particularly sensitive to indoor environmental conditions. Carefully controlling these conditions is very energy intensive and requires specific expertise.
Now, with the help of building analytics, a more efficient approach is transforming how we care for these treasured collections.
Ensure long-term collection preservation with CIM
CIM enables you to take a precise and consistent approach to managing your library or museum.
The PEAK building analytics platform provides continuous monitoring and analysis of indoor environmental conditions, giving you visibility and control of your building’s heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system performance in real-time.
Make your cultural institution a healthier and safer place for collections and visitors, with CIM.
Precisely control indoor conditions including humidity
Poor indoor conditions can cause lasting damage to artefacts. Stagnant air offers perfect conditions for mould to grow, whilst variations in relative humidity can cause paper to wrinkle, paint to flake, wooden joints to loosen and metals to corrode.
Careful management of temperature, humidity and ventilation is essential to ensure historic collections last for future generations. PEAK monitors the IAQ data, combines it with HVAC equipment performance and ambient conditions data, then applies machine learning algorithms to offer deeper insights for indoor conditions control.
Reduce operational costs with optimised energy and maintenance practices
Conserving collections and providing comfortable visitor spaces is generally very expensive due to energy intensive HVAC processes to maintain stable indoor environmental conditions in exhibition spaces, galleries and reading rooms all year round.
PEAK can help reduce energy costs and maintenance costs without compromising artefact preservation. It identifies HVAC operational inefficiencies and opportunities to improve system performance in real time, prioritising and pinpointing issues for quick resolution by maintenance teams. Use PEAK’s insights to streamline your maintenance routine through revised energy-efficient control strategies that don’t compromise space conditions.
Maintain thermal comfort for visitors without compromising artefacts
Balancing optimal conditions for the preservation of artefacts with the ideal thermal comfort requirements of visitors is notoriously difficult. Collections require a set of conditions completely different from that of humans, and the movement of people throughout these spaces makes it hard to maintain a stable environment for artefacts.
PEAK’s insights can alert you to temperature and humidity changes as they happen. Intuitive dashboards provide a snapshot of each zone’s humidity KPI, highlighting the problem areas that need immediate attention and action. PEAK can also predict how conditions will change based on foot traffic patterns, so you take a proactive and carefully considered approach to climate control.
Reduce carbon emissions and improve environmental sustainability
Long-term collection preservation based on optimal, not excessive energy consumption, should be the first step to reducing the carbon footprint of your cultural institution.
PEAK helps you control the internal environment through precise monitoring and analysis of every space. Rather than adopting a blanket, one-size-fits-all energy approach, optimise HVAC usage based on the specific requirements of each room and artefact types, to reduce costs and achieve greater levels of environmental sustainability.