Low-Cost, Energy-Efficient Breeding and Research Facility Using a Vivarium Model
Australian BioResources Breeding and Research Facility
Moss Vale, Australia
Create a low-cost, energy-efficient breeding and research facility.
Construct a simple building on a rural site to lower the cost of the initial investment. Outfit the building with positive pressure bioBUBBLE enclosures. Utilize energy efficient, low-noise HEPA filtration units to provide approximately 80 air changes per hour.
Ultra-clean research and breeding space houses 400 genetic mouse models with room for expansion. Vivarium model significantly reduces energy consumption and operating costs and exceeds the efficiency requirements of the Building Code of Australia. Cost savings of 50% over hard-walled construction.