In the project, building moisture and room climate in the archive rooms of the new Historical Archive building are being monitored. The Historical Archive in Cologne houses more than 50 shelf kilometers of documents, making it the largest municipal archive in Germany. In addition to current documents, it also contains certificates, manuscripts and bequests of particular historical value which date back to the Middle Ages. Documents belonging to the city’s administration department as well as to companies and individuals of the City of Cologne are archived. Monitoring is being carried out to verify and ensure that the high requirements regarding the room climate and, in particular, relative humidity are met.