Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center Furthers Preservation Mission Through Sustainability Measures

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The Museum uses halogen lights and LED lights.

Scheurich said they use a central chiller and cooling tower to control humidity levels in the building in the summer, but it’s difficult to control the building’s humidity in the spring and fall, especially with the inability to predict precipitation for any given day.

The current chiller system is designed to operate when the outdoor temperature is roughly 50 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Below that temperature, the building relies on outdoor air to cool the building. In the spring and fall, the additional outdoor air on some days may bring in more humidity than necessary, which then requires additional humidity control.