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.
Based in Rockville, Maryland, US Pharmacopeia Convention sets standards for pharmaceuticals and dietary supplements. The not-for-profit organisation aimed to upgrade its laboratories and reduce their operating costs.
The CBEC (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry) building at the Ohio State University was designed with the intention of earning a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Sustainability Rating. It was imperative that the building’s four-storey laboratory block featured an energy-efficient airflow infrastructure – TEL’s market-leading auto sash controllers were the ideal solution.