Better Buildings Summit Showcase Tours: The National Museum of Natural History – Smithsonian Institution

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Better Buildings Beat Team
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Jul 07, 2017

This blog concludes our highlights from this year’s Better Buildings Summit Showcase Tours!

The National Museum of Natural History opened in 1910, and was among the first Smithsonian buildings constructed exclusively to house the nation’s collections and research facilities. A group of 25 Better Buildings Summit attendees were treated to a behind-the-scenes look at how the Smithsonian’s Office of Facilities Management and Reliability (OFMR) ensures high-quality maintenance and operations work while managing resources wisely and efficiently, while hosting 30 million visitors a year across 19 museums. The group got to see the controls room for the building automation system, the basement boiler and chiller rooms, the top-floor air compressors…and a mummy!

Check out these photos of the Museum of Natural History; thank you to the Smithsonian and the Office of Facilities Management and Reliability!

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The building automation system OFMR uses to control all Smithsonian facilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the way to the basement boiler and chiller rooms, the tour passed some mummies!

The group checks out the roof of the Natural History Museum