Over the course of 2016, subject to the newest climate protection requirements the SCHIRN KUNSTHALLE FRANKFURT refurbished the lighting in all of the publicly accessible areas and converted them to LED. This concerns the foyer with its characteristic RGB luminous walls on the ground and second floors as well as the basic and exhibition lighting of the approximately 2,000 m2 of exhibition space. These modernization measures were made possible with funding from the National Climate Initiative of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety. By converting the 15-year-old system, the SCHIRN could thus reduce its CO2 emissions by 79 percent. Electricity and power costs could also be minimized many times over—the luminous walls in the foyer alone now consume one tenth of the energy required before the conversion. Besides the energy-related benefits, with its low light discharge the SCHIRN’s new LED lighting meets the current conservational standards for the optimum presentation of works of art.
National Climate Initiative
With the National Climate Initiative, since 2008 the Federal Ministry for the Environment has initiated and promoted numerous projects that make a contribution to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Their programs and projects cover a wide range of climate protection activities: from the development of long-term strategies to concrete assistance and investment-related funding measures. This variety guarantees good ideas. The National Climate Initiative contributes to the local establishment of climate protection. This benefits consumers as well as businesses, municipalities, and educational facilities.