Evaluation of the Climate in a New Shared Storage Facility Using Passive Climate Control

Michael Højlund Rasmussen

In 2003, The Centre for Preservation of Cultural Heritage in Vejle, Denmark opened and a new shared, storage building was taken into use. The owners of the shared storage are a group of 16 museums and archives. The climate is controlled by use of the concept of passive climatization. The building was made of modern building materials designed to yield a buffering effect against the fluctuations of humidity in the rooms. The humidity inside the storage rooms was expected to range from 45-60 % RH after a 3 year stabilisation period. Wireless radio data loggers were installed to monitor the climate.