#2 – Limit Climate Variability in Lab Space
A major energy consumption driver in any testing facility is the need for climate control. Tight tolerances on temperature and humidity mean an HVAC system has to work consistently and reliably. By isolating lab spaces from surround office space and outdoor air, we can minimize the load placed on the HVAC system, thus increasing its lifetime and reducing the energy required to keep the lab in specification.
Some strategies for achieving isolation include limiting movement through and in between lab spaces, hanging thermal barriers where appropriate, and ensuring proper insulation and door seals are in place.