Improving the Efficiency of Lab Ventilation Systems

According to the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories, labs typically have 5 to 10 times the energy and carbon footprint of a comparatively sized office building — largely due to the amount of outside air that is required to properly run these facilities. In fact, ventilation systems account for almost half of energy consumption in labs.

Lab managers can reduce their energy impact by improving their facility’s ventilation system and/or practicing better ventilation management.

In order to do so, more labs are adopting the use of modern demand control ventilation (DCV) systems, like Aircuity’s 2.0 Platform. The system provides a comprehensive dashboard and analytic interface where users can track laboratory energy usage, lab air change rates, fume hood sash management, total volatile organic compound (TVOC) and particle events, and other parameters

Staying on top of energy consumption and monitoring the indoor environmental quality is key to running an energy efficiency and healthy facility.

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