Ventilation is the biggest piece of your Lab’s energy costs.
Throughout California research and teaching labs consume vast amounts of energy. Much of the energy is related to the ventilation needed to keep the people safe inside the building and outside, where air from the labs is discharged.
In educational facilities, large science buildings with numerous science classrooms and research labs continue to operate 24 hours a day, 7-days a week to maintain a safe environment. This continues when the labs and classrooms are empty or sparsely occupied.
Even with fume hoods in minimum positions the rooftop exhaust fans must be run at a high rate to maintain the code required discharge velocity. This is the case even though the air is likely free from chemical contaminants.
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VENTILATION IS A MAJOR COST IN LABS
Ventilation can account for over 40% of your Lab’s total energy costs.
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Forbes profile on Measured Air Performance.