As is typical of lab buildings, Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s (WPI) Gateway Life Sciences and Bioengineering Center at Gateway Park (Gateway Labs) was the largest consumer of energy on campus.
Challenges working in lab environments include:
» A 125,000 square foot laboratory facility with excessive energy use
» Non-functional fume hood controls
» Concerns about proper lab ventilation
» 24X7 operations
» Comprehensive lab hazard survey
» Re-engineered ventilation rates to comply with ANSI/AIHA Z9.5
» Covert fume hoods to VAV
» Thoroughly recommissioned HVAC controls
» Advanced LED lighting and control
LAB SAFETY AND EFFICIENCY
Worcester Polytechnic Institute had a goal to reduce the energy of Gateway Labs while increasing the safety of its occupants.
33% Energy Reduction
900+ Metric Tons/Year GHG Emissions Reduced