Energy Efficiency and Minienvironments
The layout of a cleanroom has an impact on its energy consumption. The layout that requires the lowest quantity of recirculation air within the cleanroom will result in the lowest energy consumption using minienvironments, or locally isolated environments, can have a significant impact on the energy consumption of a laboratory-type facility containing a cleanroom. The greatest benefit of minienvironments is that they enable the laboratory to operate at much lower power consumption levels by decreasing the air volume that must be conditioned and reducing the installed air handling capacity.
Mini-environments air supply
Barrier isolation and the mini-environment