Case Studies

A Library of LCA Case Studies

The STiCH Library of Case Studies applies LCA to explore the impacts of complex scenarios concerning treatment, packing, storage and exhibition. These case studies address issues too complex for the Carbon Calculator.

IMPACT

The Case Studies, designed by cultural heritage professionals and engineers, investigate the environmental impacts of actions and materials that might include complex modeling or in depth exploration to compare a range of activities from cradle to gate or cradle to grave.

APPLICATION

Each Case Study focuses on a specific anecdote but all scenarios reach beyond the study parameters, across cultural heritage preservation, storage, and exhibition specialties. The Case Studies are written so the reader can apply aspects of each to their individual situation.

Materials

Gloves: Nitrile to Cotton to Latex

Comparison of Fabrics for Lining Paintings

Treatments

Silanes and Acryloid B-72 Consolidation

Anoxia: Storage and Pest Eradication

Base Materials Used in Formation of Rigid Gels

Buildings & Exhibitions

Historic Building Window Assemblies

Carbon Footprint of a Museum Loan