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Brooklyn, New York
Located in New York City, the 560,000 sq. ft. Brooklyn Museum is one of the oldest and largest art museums in the country. The Museum required an extensive renovation of its historic Great Hall at the center of its ground floor and has reclaimed additional space for a new gallery. This project marks the most transformative change to the floor since that portion of the Museum was constructed in the early twentieth century. New freestanding walls allow for the display of art while concealing climate-control systems within. The entire gallery volume was technically upgraded to become a state-of-the-art museum environment, complete with new sprinkler and lighting systems. The museum is New York City's third largest in size and holds an art collection with roughly 1.5 million works.
The museum has various unique ventilation requirements for the artwork and exhibits it displays. If the environments are not properly measured and controlled, it could lead to excessive humidity buildup which could ruin millions of dollars of art and historical exhibits and can contaminate the indoor air quality for the occupants. Paragon Airflow Measurement Systems were installed in the HVAC system to control the pressure within the various buildings. The use of Paragon’s highly accurate Airflow Measurement Systems also ensured that the buildings were not over pressurized, which can waste a lot of energy if an excessive amount of conditioned air is exfiltrated and also increase energy costs over time.
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