Laboratory facilities are very energy intensive—ranging from 250-800 kBtu/sq. ft. —about 3 to 8 times as much as an average office building. On a university campus, labs can constitute 40–50% of total energy use, even though they may constitute less than 20% of the total floor space. A single laboratory fume hood can consume as much energy as three average homes—so a laboratory with dozens of fume hoods consumes as much energy as a small neighborhood!
Laboratories team members reduce laboratory energy use by implementing low-cost operational best practices, developing specifications to build demand for more efficient laboratory equipment, and sharing information on cost-effective energy-efficiency measures.
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