Aircuity released new data showing that its clients in the life sciences industry are achieving record-setting levels of energy savings and environmental quality in their critical laboratory spaces and across their portfolios.
According to their analysis, more than 50 life sciences organizations are using Aircuity’s platform to save 158,353,872 pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) annually, while simultaneously saving more than one billion (1B) in MBTUs. This does not include the vast success in Higher Education, Healthcare and Medical research that we report separately. According to a report from BIO, the biotech industry’s green initiatives could mitigate the equivalent of 3 billion tons of carbon dioxide every year by 2030, or about half of the country’s annual CO2 emissions. Improving indoor air quality in offices could add as much as $20 billion annually to the U.S. economy, according to estimates from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Heating/ventilation/Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems typically represent 30% of total energy use in commercial buildings, whereas in laboratories - like the ones inherent in most life sciences companies – this rate increases to 60–70%. As many cutting-edge life sciences companies are now further focusing on decarbonizing and deep energy efficiency as part of a larger corporate ESG commitments, turning to Lab efficiency is often the biggest opportunity to reach these aggressive but critical important targets.