Energy Impacts of Laboratory Ventilation Methods AlexRaths/iStock

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.

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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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