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  • Museum Facilities Managers Forum

    4th November 2015

    Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

  • What’s it all about?

    A platform to share ideas, experiences, challenges and solutions on topics such as energy efficiency, waste reduction, security, health and safety, environmental management, project funding, finding suppliers... …or whatever you would like to discuss

  • What’s today got in store?

    • Introductions • Presentation and tour • Discussion • Sandwich lunch

  • Who’s here?

    • Name and organisation • Issues you are interested in

    Pallant House Gallery

    Watts Gallery


    Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre

    Jerwood Gallery

    Eastbourne Heritage Centre

    Cuckfield Museum


    Polesden Lacey

    Sustainable Business Partnership CIC

    South East Museum Development Programme

    Bateman’s The Lightbox

    Preston Manor & The Booth Museum

    Royal Pavilion & Museums

    Worthing Museum

  • Welcome to the

    Royal Pavilion


  • The Royal Pavilion & Museums are

    currently owned and Operated by

    Brighton & Hove City Council.

    The Royal Pavilion

    Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

    The Old Courthouse, Preston Manor

    Hove Museum & Art Gallery

    The Booth Museum of Natural History

    West Blatchington Windmill.

  • New Governance Model-

    Moving To Trust Status

    It is likely that we’ll move away from being

    council operated and become a charitable trust.

    This will present new challenges but also new

    opportunities and potential sources of funding.

    The changes are as yet undecided.

  • Historic Premises Team Responsibilities

    Planned Maintenance, Reactive Repairs, Health &

    Safety, Risk Assessments, Disaster Planning, Business

    Continuity, Conservation, Sustainability, Energy

    Monitoring, Fire, Asbestos, Contractor Management,

    Housekeeping, Statutory Obligations, Legionella

    Compliance, Waste Management, Electrical Testing,

    Mechanical Equipment Testing, Staff Liaison,

    Equalities & Accessibility, Hearing Loops, 24 hour call

    outs, Dealing with Vandalism, Insurance Claims,

    Events & Projects, Office Moves, Pest Control,


  • Corporate Sustainability Action Plan - Key Points

    Buy 100% renewable electricity and send no waste to landfill through our

    corporate contracts.

    Reduce use of natural resources and costs by improving utility consumption

    monitoring and investing in energy / water efficient and digital


    Encourage staff through education and training to work in an environmentally

    responsible way and to play a part in developing and delivering new


    Minimise waste from exhibitions and events by designing them to maximise

    reuse potential and use materials with a lower environmental impact.

    Promote walking, cycling and public transport to visitors, staff and event


  • Royal Pavilion & Museums Sustainability Action Plan

    Challenges of engaging staff.

    The incompatibility of sustainable objectives in Historic

    Buildings - Poor insulation, Listed Building Status etc.

    Lack of Budget - Annual Budgets - Financial Cuts.

    How to do more with less?

  • Energy & Water Team

    Manage three energy contracts and process electricity, gas and water bills.

    Provide accurate energy statistics for carbon footprint reporting, including the

    Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) and Greenhouse Gas Reporting

    Promote and comply with legislative requirements including Display Energy

    Certificates (DECs) and Energy Performance Certificates.

    Work with colleagues across the council towards achieving Zero Carbon and

    Sustainable Water.

  • AMR Meters & Reports

    Most meters are now fitted with Automatic Meter Reading

    (AMR) facilities. These report back to a central database.

    This, together with AMR sub metering, allows us to have half-hourly

    readings and enables us to monitor usage more effectively.

    It can also flag up issues with faulty equipment.

    Last year we had unidentified issues with a boiler running

    overnight that was discovered by reviewing gas usage.

  • AMR

  • AMR Meters & Reports

  • AMR Meters & Reports

  • Building Management System (BMS)

    Shared systems with Brighton Dome.

    Sub metering and billing issues due to loss of data.

    Upgrades to BMS reporting system.

    Possibilities of separating HVAC services?

  • LED


  • Changing to LED’s - Positives

    Cost savings of around 90% made in our Exhibition

    Galleries, changing from 52 x 50 watt lamps to 52 x 5

    watt LED lamps.

    Most lamps in Royal Pavilion now LED or CFL.

    Changed Staff Behaviour - Gallery lights only switched on

    when needed rather than whilst unlocking building.

  • Changing to LED’s - Challenges

    Issues of museum specific track lighting - Approx £300 per


    SALIX bid for track lighting was calculated but won’t pay

    back in time.

    LED Lights not lasting as long as hoped in Pavilion. Some

    are now flickering and failing after 2-3 years.

  • Looking Forward Sustainable Exhibitions

    Temporary Exhibitions generate waste and we need to find ways to reduce this.

    Timber MDF Paint Signage Plastics

    ● Liaise with exhibition designer and programming team to see what can

    be reused.

    ● Identifying more sustainable products and solutions.

    ● Problems with lack of storage.

    ● Working out what to keep and what can be reused.

  • Museum Facilities Managers Forum

    4th November 2015

    Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

  • What next?

    • Next meetings:

    • Help Hub:

  • What next?

    • Other events • Tour of Wakehurst Place – 19th November • Sustainable Business Breakfasts

    • Other groups

    • Fit for the Future: • Sustainable Exhibitions for Museums:

  • Thank you

    Museum Facilities Managers Forum

    4th November 2015, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery