1.1 Sustainability

The Museums vision statement states that we wish to “promote responsible use and enjoyment of the natural world.” The Museum is also registered IS014001 (Environmental Management).

The Museum is also required to comply with the Government’s Sustainable and Legal Timber Procurement Policy.  Full information can be found at the Central Point of Expertise on Timber (CPET) website (http://www.proforest.net/cpet).  Therefore the Museum requires that all wooden items are either FSC certified (or equivalent) or recycled material.. 

It is hoped that all environmental parameters will be implemented sustainably and to ensure energy use is maintained to a minimum level.  Older buildings will be reviewed to accommodate where feasible original ventilation systems.  New builds will seek to make use of natural and or passive control systems. The parameters established below are an agreed cornerstone of all developments. The parameters will be used to zone the institution and highlight areas of low, medium and high risk to collections

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith