University Lab Model for Energy Efficiency

  • Wednesday, July 19, 2017

    Johns Hopkins University uses SEMCO wheels in its Undergraduate Teaching Laboratories to meet energy efficient goals.

    Meeting sustainability goals in a lab with 142 fume hoods is a huge challenge for design engineers. It’s an even taller order when those labs require the flexibility to change rapidly, such as from a wet lab to a dry one. Both were the case for the new Undergraduate Teaching Laboratories at Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

    Designers met those goals, creating a building that used 50% less energy in 2016 compared to ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007’s baseline. This helped the building earn LEED Platinum certification.

    Read the complete article in the ASHRAE Journal