Investigated on Energy-Saving Measures of HVAC System in High-Level Biosafety Laboratory

  • Peng Tan
  • Guoqing CaoEmail author
  • Ziguang Chen
Conference paper
Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)


This paper analyzes the characteristics of typical main rooms of biosafety laboratories and the potential energy-saving measures. We calculated the air-conditioning design load for different temperature and humidity ranges in a real high-level biosafety laboratory. The analysis results showed the air exchange rates were fallen into 15–30 times/h, and these ranges can be seen as the best design values without considering other biosafety equipment. In the case, the envelope structure is tightly rigorous, and the number of air change rates can be further reduced. In the next phase of the laboratory specification revision, it can be considered to reduce the required minimum air supply volume, which can bring objective energy-saving benefits.


High-level biosafety laboratory Air-conditioning load Reasonable air changes per hour (ACH) Temperature and humidity Energy analysis 



The project is supported by the 13th Five-Year Key Project, Ministry of Science and Technology of China (Number 2017YFC0702800).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Building Environment and Energy Efficiency, Academy of Building Research ChinaBeijingChina

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