How many trees are there in a grove?
A single large tree can produce enough clean oxygen to support four people, according to the Arbor Day Foundation. So the answer is simple: There can never be too many.
But what if you planted an entire forest?
With the help of the Arbor Day Foundation, Labconco has planted 725 trees as part of our commitment to our environment and to expanding sustainable building practices. And we aren’t finished yet. For every Protector® Echo™ or Airo™ Filtered Fume Hood your laboratory invests in, Labconco will plant another grove of trees.
Planting trees is our way of doubling the positive environmental impact that your laboratory makes when you put a filtered hood where a traditional hood may have otherwise gone. Much like a tree converting CO2 into oxygen, filtered fume hoods turn chemically contaminated air into clean, life-sustaining air.
Other environmental benefits
For some laboratory applications, filtered hoods are the best way to save energy as well. Since standard fume hoods pump your heated or air-conditioned air out of the building, they’re often the largest energy drain (and the largest utility expense) for organizations that support a scientific lab. That’s another way filtered fume hoods help your lab leave a much smaller carbon footprint while lowering energy bills.
A fume hood expert can tell you how a filtered fume hood would affect your laboratory, your environment and your budget.
Labconco is a U.S. Green Building Council member, and Our Green Initiatives include planting a fume hood forest and our LEED program for environmental, energy efficient design.