Fume hood behavior change programs provide opportunity to reduce costs and increase energy efficiency
Chemical fume hoods are one of the most energy intensive aspects of laboratory operation. Laboratories at Harvard University account for 22% of space, but are responsible for 44% of energy consumption. According to a report from Louis Stokes Laboratories, 44% of the energy used in labs are directly related to ventilation. Harvard’s Shut the Sash Program was created to reduce energy and save utility costs in line with its aggressive climate goals, while also facilitating a safe and sustainable culture in the laboratories.