Pasadena demonstrates beneficial use of New-Tek Automatic sash positioning system
Originally published January 31, 2014
Pasadena Water and Power in California recently completed a project to make HVAC systems in two local laboratories more energy efficient by installing the New-Tek Automatic Sash Positioning System (ASPS) on fume hoods.
The project, supported by a $22,000 grant from APPA's Demonstration of Energy & Efficiency Developments (DEED) program, fully automates the airflow in each laboratory. Fume hoods are extremely energy-intensive because they constantly remove large volumes of conditioned (heated or cooled) air from lab spaces when open.
The ASPS system allows users to keep the hoods closed, saving a significant amount of energy. The system has potential for facilities across the country, as fume hoods are widely used by hospitals, high-tech industries, biomedical facilities and other research institutions.
The final report on the project is posted in the DEED Project Database.
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