From an HVAC design aspect, a laboratory layout should be planned with the purpose of making each room and set up in the laboratory as safe as feasible. Worker protection is paramount with the goal to prevent contamination of the outside air, by strict management of the air quality. ASHRAE LVDL guidelines outline how to use proper ventilation design, components, and operational standards to manage laboratory-generated concentrations of biological and chemical risks in the air.
HVAC systems are custom designed for different laboratory classifications, such as:
- Clinical / Biological
- Physical / R&D