Case Study

Ohio State University

Overview & Challenge

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.



OSU installed TEL auto sash controllers on all 300 fume hoods. The controllers automatically close the fume cupboard sashes when the cupboards are not occupied, minimising energy consumption.

“Energy-smart technology like the auto sash controller has been key to the CBEC building achieving its LEED Silver rating.”

TEL director, Richard Eady


TEL’s auto sash controllers helped to ensure that the building achieved its Silver LEED Sustainability Rating and earned the Environmental Protection Agency’s Labs21 certification.

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