Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning HVAC

The function of the HVAC system is to control the laboratory animal's macroenvironment (the room) and microenvironment (the cage) and to maintain a healthy work environment for personnel. The HVAC system must supply clean air to the animal rooms with a consistent temperature and humidity all year, while effectively removing heat, particulate, and gaseous contaminants generated in animal rooms. Many of the animal facility planning related references cited earlier in this chapter cover HVAC systems to some degree.1-6 The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers, Inc. recognized the unique design requirements of HVAC systems for research animal facilities and included a separate section, "Laboratory Animal Rooms," in the ASHRAE Handbook 1999 HVAC Applications.32

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