Not all labs are the same, and a high-performance lab designed for a hot and humid climate will generally call for different tactics than a high-performance lab in a temperate or cold climate. Energy-Efficient HVAC for Labs in Hot, Humid Climates was written by Dan Doyle, P.E., LEED AP O+M, Grumman/Butkus Associates, and published in the July/August 2015 issue of Laboratory Design newsletter. From minimizing and controlling airflow to reducing pressure drop to incorporating energy recovery, this article provides research on design decisions that can have significant impact on laboratories in hot and humid climates.
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