Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Green Benchmarks | Event Design Magazine

A self initiated checklist, standards and rating system developed by Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) to allow the design team to track and score the greening of their exhibits. This is a great initiative! It would be good to incorporate consideration for various multimedia, technology, lighting etc etc too.. Broaden the focus to consider ongoing "running" energy consumption... (tricky)
from Event Design Mag:
Green Benchmarks
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
When Oregon Museum of Science and Industry creative director Jessica Willcox was working on an exhibit built exclusively with sustainable materials a few years back, she realized her team had no means to compare future projects to the green standards they were achieving.
Now, the OMSI has created a set of green criteria for exhibit design based on the architecture world’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program—but streamlined for ease-of-use.
The checklist consists of eight categories, and exhibit projects receive a score between one and four based on how well they have addressed the issues. A project that receives six to 10 points is deemed Green Certified; 11 to 18 is Silver; 19 to 26 is Gold; 27 to 32 is Platinum.

“It’s pretty simplistic by design, because we have a lot on our plates. We have our design manager, production manager, lead designer, and lead production representative walk through the exhibit and score it. It takes us 25 minutes and we’re done—it’s designed to be fast and efficient,” Willcox says.

The eight categories
Renewable Resources.
Resource Reuse.
Recycled Content.
End-Life Assessment.
Low-Emitting Materials.
Certified Wood.
Regional Materials.

Full article here:
Green Benchmarks | Event Design Magazine

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