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Shut the sash

Fume hoods are consuming a looooot of energy. 

In fact, an open fume hood consumes roughly as much energy as 3 households!


That means that there´s great potential for some serious energy reductions by changing your fume hood habits.


You may save up to 60% of the energy consumption simply by:

  • Closing the sash after use

  • Keeping the sash as low as possible while using it. Not only does this reduce the energy consumption, it also keeps you safer!

Changing your habits can be difficult, but maybe a sticker can help you and your lab mates?


You can find a ready-to-print sticker from Harvard University right here:

https://green.harvard.edu/sites/green.harvard.edu/files/BelowRedZoneLG.PDF




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