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Museum of Art Earns Green Praise from eco-structure Magazine

Story posted March 07, 2008

Borrowing language from The Offer of the College, eco-structure magazine's article, "Art, an Intimate Friend," lays out seven colorful pages dedicated to the newly renovated Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

The March 2008 issue focuses on the environmentally conscious efforts of museums across the country. It commends Bowdoin for the Museum's geothermal heating and cooling system and goes into some detail explaining how it works.

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Download a PDF of the article.

The article notes that while meeting the environmental needs of the art collection was a primary goal, energy efficiency also was important to the design team.

Nick Collins, project manager for Consigli Construction, is quoted in the article.

"Bowdoin College has made a commitment to sustainable design and building," Collins says.

"The college has developed its own sustainability program and requirements."

The Museum reopened in October 2007 after a nearly two-year, $20.8 million renovation and expansion project.

Read about the Museum's grand reopening here.

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