LabSYNC Point E-H4
Problem: Fume hood benches are not appropriate and safe storage options for chemicals. Their use as storage constitutes unnecessary utilization of a piece of a equipment that requires a significant amount of energy.
Solution: If your fume hood is not in regular use, or is being used only for storage, discuss with us whether temporary decommissioning of the hood makes sense (E-H5).
Benefit: Decommissioning a hood used as storage can save the campus $2000 or more per year.
Cost: There are no significant costs to turning off improperly used fume hoods.