Leveraging filtered fume hood technology: Swing space, financial and environmental impact benefits

Melissa Burns, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Academic Planning & Design
Kenneth Crooks
Director, GreenFumeHood Filtration Technology

Next generation filtered fume hoods not only have the potential to reduce first costs, operating costs, and emissions for new lab buildings, but also relieve the pressure for temporary swing space prior to new building occupancy. Melissa Burns and Ken Crooks identify features and capabilities of filtered fume hoods, and they examine appropriate scenarios for ducted vs. filtered fume hoods vs. combinations of both in research and teaching environments. They demonstrate how swing space can be used to curb the impact of construction and renovation of labs, detail costs of implementation, and safety precautions that are required. 

Continuing Education
AIA CES Units: 
1.00
HSW Units: 
1.00