Historic Buildings Case Study: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Fifth Avenue is over two million square feet, spans four city blocks and houses more than 1.5 million pieces of art. As the largest art museum in the United States, The Met faces unique challenges as it looks to reduce energy use while preserving its collection of timeless artifacts.

On February 2, the second event in our Energy Upgrades in Historic Buildings series featured a case study of the iconic museum. Representatives from The Met were joined by architects and engineers working on various projects there, from replacing the museum's skylights to restoring its sloping windows. Together, they shared creative ways to reduce energy use in a historic building.

Brett Gaillard
Head of Capital and Infrastructure Planning, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Erik Bodelsen
Partner, Kohler Ronan Engineers

Michael Wetstone
Principal, Beyer Blinder Belle Architects

David MacKay
Principal, Kohler Ronan Engineers

Madhav Munshi
Associate, Kohler Ronan Engineers