From: "Brown, Kimberly Jean" <kimibush**At_Symbol_Here**EHRS.UPENN.EDU>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Experience with hood sash automatic closers?
Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2020 14:35:29 +0000
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**Princeton.EDU>
Message-ID: BL0PR10MB2819D27025B9E2356E8E7761E8940**At_Symbol_Here**

[Cross posting to IH/Lab Safety and ACS DCHAS]
Hello all:

The architect and lab-planner consultants for an energy research building on our campus have recommended the installation of fume hoods with automatic sash closers.  Being an energy-research facility, there is obviously a focus on efficiency and sustainability in the design, and this is one of the proposed ways of making the labs greener.  

Having no first-hand experience with this these, our office is concerned about the practicality of these in devices in an academic laboratory setting.  Does anyone have any hoods like this on their campus?

Kimi Brown, ARM, NRCC-CHO, CSP

(she, her, hers)

Sr. Lab Safety Specialist/Chemical Hygiene Officer

215-746-6549 (Office)

215-651-0557 (Mobile/text)

EHRS is continuing to provide essential services with limited on-campus staff.  Those of us who are not on campus are working remotely to continue much of our normal operations.

Environmental Health and Radiation Safety

University of Pennsylvania

3160 Chestnut St., Suite 400

Philadelphia, PA 19104-6287

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