Energy Use and Savings Potential for Laboratory Fume Hoods


We estimate the annual operating cost of U.S. fume hoods at approximately $4.2 billion, with a corresponding peak electrical demand of 5,100 megawatts. There are various strategies for saving energy, each with its limitations. With emerging technologies, per-hood savings of 50 percent to 75 percent can be safely and cost-effectively achieved while addressing the limitations of existing strategies.

Author(s): Mills, E. and D. Sartor