Resource Category: Environmental Responsibility

A Sky Garden

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery – A Sky Garden and rolling out Carbon Literacy Training

Seeds for Action: Dippy on Tour

Touchstones Rochdale – The Dippy on Tour exhibition, an installation of over 1000 knitted bees, and the start of climate action work

Seeds for Action: A Space to Be

Scarborough Museums & Galleries A Space to Be – a community space with sustainability at its heart, including activities exploring nature, supporting discussion and debate

Seeds for Action: Greening the Museum

REME Museum – Greening the Museum through creating a wildflower garden and ‘Dig for Victory’ vegetable patch

Seeds for Action: The Flood Tapestry Project

Quaker Tapestry Museum – The Flood Tapestry Project, creating a way for the people to share their experience of the Storm Desmond flooding, and to celebrate community resilience

Seeds for Action: Eco-Sewing Circle

Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre – an Eco-Sewing Circle of community volunteers making quilted covers as an alternative to bubble wrap for protecting plinth lids in storage

Preserve the Past, Protect the Future

(PDF 1402KB) A green guide for museums highlighting case studies from museums across the North West

ARUP U-value tool data checklist

(Microsoft Word 124 KB) This Data Checklist will help you to gather and record the measurements and values you will need to input into the U-values Heat Calculator Tool.

ARUP U-values Guide

(PDF 6 MB) This guide can help you to determine the energy efficiency of your building by calculating U-values. Used alongside the Heat Calculator Tool and Data Checklist you can plan your improvements to improve the efficiency of your building and reduce energy costs.

ARUP U-values Heat Loss Calculator Tool

(Excel Spreadsheet) The U-values Heat Calculator Tool has been designed to help you improve the energy efficiency of your buildings. Used alongside the Data Checklist and U-values Guide, this tool can be used to test your building improvement initiatives to give indicative results on possible U-value improvements. A U-value is a measure of how well different materials perform with retaining heat. The lower the U-value the better the thermal performance.