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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While information technology (IT) is improving the efficiency of government, energy use in data centers is growing at a significantly faster rate than any other building segment. Characterized by tremendous internal heat loads, emanating from servers and other IT equipment, data centers have significant HVAC demands.


Whether found in high school science buildings or large-scale biotechnology manufacturing settings, laboratories are energy intensive due to a combination of the 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.