Energy-Efficient Fume Hoods Cut Energy Use in Half

Photo the new fume hood created in Berkeley Lab
August 2001

A single fume hood running 24 hours a day uses as much energy as an entire house. New fume hood technology developed by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory reduces energy use by 50 percent or more. This technology has been demonstrated successfully in testing at Berkeley Lab and at the University of California, San Francisco's Department of Pathology.