In 2016, ArtsBuild offered a limited number of one-time grants for energy conservation projects as part of our Energy Conservation Program.
Now that these projects are complete, we are excited to share case studies on participating organizations and how their energy projects reduced energy use, contributed to savings and impacted their creative space. This month we’re featuring the Fashion History Museum and their lighting project!
Energy Case Study: Fashion History Museum
“The Fashion History Museum houses a collection of nearly 10,000 garments and accessories dating from the 1660s to the present. Founded in 2004, the museum opened its new home in the old post office in the heart of Hespeler in 2015.
The project saw all of Fashion History Museum’s track lighting fixtures retrofitted with LED bulbs, which give off less heat than halogen, a more pleasing light and offer more accurate colourization – an important detail when considering artefacts, and particularly so for textiles. The track fixtures throughout the gallery were transitioned and two fixtures were added, distributing light more evenly through the space…”
Missed our last case study on Orpheus Musical Theatre Society? Read it here!