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.