Clean Room Photos

The energy consumed by high-tech industries and institutions
represents an attractive and often untapped
opportunity for energy savings.

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10 to 100 times more energy intensive than an office, data centers are responsible for 2% of U.S. electricity consumption. The potential benefits of data center energy efficiency include 20-40% typical savings and an extension of the life and capacity of infrastructures. 


Whether found in school science buildings or large-scale biotechnology manufacturing settings, laboratories are energy intensive due to ventilation requirements and the research instruments used. Hospitals experience similar issues of safety and containment. 


Found across a wide number of industries, ranging from semiconductor manufacturing to optics to food processing, cleanrooms are characterized by high to ultra-high ventilation rates (up to 600 air changes per hour), and exacting standards for particle control.