Sustainability of Programs & Facilities

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$125,779
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
In Progress
Start Date
July 2015
End Date
June 2016
Activity Type
Analysis/Interpretation
Assessment/Evaluation
Capital Development/Rehabilitation
Education/Outreach/Engagement
Preservation
Planning
Research
Counties Affected
Statewide
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Session Law Reference: Laws of Minnesota 2015, 1st Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 4 (b) (2) Programs
Appropriation Language

$5,525,000 the first year and $6,000,000 the second year are for programs and purposes related to the historical and cultural heritage of the state of Minnesota conducted by the Minnesota Historical Society.

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$125,779
Other Funds Leveraged
$250,000
Direct expenses
$125,779
Administration costs
$13,885
Number of full time equivalents funded
1.30
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

MNHS's accomplishment of 15 percent greenhouse gas emission reductions has saved an estimated $1.8 million in energy and water costs in the last five years. The foundation of this work is built in data gathering, measurement and evaluation. In the future, the sustainability program will look to merge major facilities renovations with more energy, water, and indoor air quality goals and seek out more opportunities to communicate our successes to Minnesotans and to the wider museum field.

Description of Funds
National Endowment for the Humanities.
Source of Additional Funds

National Endowment for the Humanities.

Recipient Board Members
Officers
Phyllis Rawls Goff, President
D. Stephen Elliott, Secretary
William R. Stoeri, Immediate Past President
William D. Green, Vice President
Kirby M. Law, Treasurer

Executive Council
Eric Ahlness
Kurt BlueDog
Grant Davis
Phyllis Rawls Goff
Martha Kaemmer
Kirby M. Law
Dean M. Nelson
William R. Stoeri
Ben Vander Kooi
Kathleen Blatz
Barbara Burwell
D. Stephen Elliott
William D. Green
Dennis L. Lamkin
Monica Little
Peter Reis
Bo Thao-Urabe
Eleanor Winston
Suzanne Blue
Brenda J. Child
Michael Farnell
David R. Hakensen
Jean M. Larson
Charles Mahar
Peter Reyes, Jr.
Karen Wilson Thissen
Warren Zaccaro

Ex-Officio
Mark Dayton, Governor
Steve Simon, Secretary of State
Rebecca Otto, State Auditor
Tina Smith, Lieutenant Governor
Lori Swanson, Attorney General
Project Overview
MNHS continues to strive for environmental, economic, and social sustainability in the fifth year of its sustainability program. Staff and visitors are engaged with sustainability through the project's "More for the Mission" campaign. Recent energy-efficiency projects within our facilities have allowed us to achieve the five-year goal of 15 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Progress continues on a cold and cool storage energy efficiency investigation begun in previous years to assist MNHS improve its long-term film storage preservation metric and well as create annual energy savings by rethinking and upgrading the mechanical system configuration. During FY15, MNHS received a second National Endowment for the Humanities Sustaining Cultural Heritage Grant focused on implementation of the study funded by the first grant. Implementation planning is underway, with construction slated for FY18. The sustainability program continues to receive recognition for its impact in the museum and history organization community. In spring 2015, MNHS's sustainability program was featured in Environmental Sustainability at History Museums and Historic Sites, by Sarah Sutton. MNHS's sustainability program metrics and cold storage project case study have been recognized nationally. MNHS's accomplishment of 15 percent greenhouse gas emission reductions has saved an estimated $1.8 million in energy and water costs in the last five years. In the future, the sustainability program will look to merge major facilities renovations with more energy, water, and indoor air quality goals and seek out more opportunities to communicate our successes to Minnesotans and to the wider museum field.
Project Manager
First Name
MNHS
Last Name
Legacy
Organization Name
Minnesota Historical Society
Street Address
345 Kellogg Blvd. W
City
Saint Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55102
Phone
651-259-3105