Gallery: Queens Museum of Art Getting an Eco Conscious Expansion by Gri...

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Because of the constant need for temperature, humidity, and lighting control, art museums tend to be major energy hogs. But in New York City, we're seeing more and more art institutions paying special attention to energy efficiency and sustainability in their design and operation. The Queens Museum of Art is the latest addition to this list, having broke ground this past spring on a major addition to the institution that will upgrade its facilities and add 50,000 sq. ft. of gallery space. Designed by Grimshaw Architects, the state of the art addition will double the museum's size and incorporate green features like an underfloor HVAC system, locally sourced materials, and an abundance of natural light.

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