Fixed operational and safety issues in the laboratory airflow systems.
The Chemistry and Life Science Building airflow systems were energy inefficient and becoming less safe: 15 out of 34 fume hoods failed the certification test. This older equipment also lacked basic containment alarms.
In addition to safety concerns, the lab spaces were loud, uncomfortable, and very expensive to operate.
"Our campus customers welcome the fume hoods upgrade. We appreciate how well your team provided customer service while delivering on-time and on-budget”
ESCO Engineering Manager*
* Reference available upon request
Turnkey retrofit of 39 Chemical Fume Hoods with new VAV controls and Auto Sashes.
Converted 3 Labs from CAV to VAV.
Converted VAV controls to CAV fume hoods
Replaced existing VAV fume hood controls, mono-blade dampers, & room pressure controllersReplaced fast acting exhaust valve actuators,
Installed new fresh air bleed dampers and controllers
Installed Automatic Sash closers
Sealed lab room envelope to improve pressure control
Re-balanced the exhaust fans and static pressure control to decrease the noise level
Certified fume hood safety & energy efficiency
Industry: Higher Education
Location: Pueblo, CO
Annual Savings: $66,403
Simple Payback: 6.4 years