Leading research university, Georgia Tech had a need to improve the safety and functionality of its 98 research labs across its Atlanta campus, whilst becoming more energy efficient, saving utility costs and reducing their carbon footprint.
Multi-national bio-pharma corporation, Thermo Fisher Scientific, aimed to reduce the operating costs of its laboratories in Pleasanton, California, while at the same time ensuring the safety of its users. The fume cupboards of its four laboratories featured constant airflow volume (CAV) monitors, that continuously removed air and replaced with clean air, even when the cupboards weren’t in use, so wasting energy.
The Phoenix exhaust system was getting old and managers questioned whether the 21 laboratories ever operated properly because the RTUs operated continuously at maximum capacity, and the work space was often too humid. Unfortunately a trial of installing extra fans had not been able to solve the supply/exhaust or humidity problems.