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Energy Impacts of Laboratory Ventilation Methods

Laboratory ventilation method—fixed percentage offset or fixed flow per door—has little effect on overall energy consumption compared with other design variables.


Over lunch one day, a colleague asked whether rule-of-thumb methods used to determine laboratory directional airflow lead to excessive energy consumption. That led to an investigation into what drives the energy consumed by ventilation air.

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