Saving Energy

The average vivarium can consume up to 30 times the energy of a typical commercial office building, and three times more than a scientific laboratory. The National Institutes of Health and other industry leaders are encouraging greener building and operational practices for lab animal facilities in an effort to reduce energy consumption. Using less energy lowers the industry’s carbon footprint and saves electricity and money.

Animal Care Systems is proud to be the lab animal industry’s only manufacturer of motor-free rodent caging systems. Our Exhaust Ventilated Caging (EVC) uses the building’s existing HVAC system to ventilate. Because our racks use no electricity, there is no added heat load from motors and blowers. Ours are the most energy efficient rodent caging systems on the market.

This energy calculator compares energy usage and costs for any state in the United States.

For questions about the energy calculator or additional information about the energy savings of Animal Care Systems technology, please call 888-827-3861 or email