Environmental sustainability

Children in winter clothing standing in a gallery and looking at an art installation of rocks hanging from the ceiling

The Portland Art Museum is committed to being environmentally aware, supporting programs that reduce our environmental impact, and improving our environmental performance as an integral part of our strategy and operating procedures.

We seek to understand the effects our activities have on the environment by supporting initiatives, including:

We encourage visitors, suppliers, and other stakeholders to do the same. We recognize our responsibility to the environment to meet or exceed legislative and regulatory requirements. We monitor that this policy and related procedures are understood, implemented, and maintained by all Museum employees.

Rothko Pavilion energy & sustainability features

This expansion and renovation project was designed with the highest levels of environmental considerations and energy efficiency.

Sustainability features of the Rothko Pavilion glass walls include:

Other sustainability features include: