Implement fume hood sash management as a part of the fume hood sash management campaign

A single fume hood in a typical lab can use more than 10,000 kWh per year. Reducing fume hood energy use can be as simple as training laboratory users to shut the sash when not using it. A case study published by the Federal Energy Management Program showed that fume hood sash management in a laboratory at the University of California, Santa Barbara, generated savings of $1,300 per hood. The same study estimated that sash management in a laboratory building at U.C. Davis had a simple payback of 15 minutes.

In support of the fume hood sash management campaign, the Laboratories team developed an Implementation Guide and Resource Kit.