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4.Describe finishes throughout the animal facility(ies) for floors, walls, ceilings, doors, alleyways, and gates. Note any areas that are not easily sanitised and describe how these areas are maintained.

5.If exterior windows are present within the animal housing or procedure areas, describe IACUC/OB consideration regarding temperature and photoperiod control, as well as potential security risks.  

B.Functional Areas and Operations

1.Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) [ETS 123, Appendix A, pp. 9-10; Guide, pp. 139-140, 143]

a.Describe the mechanical systems used to provide temperature, humidity and air pressure control.  Include details such as the use of variable air volume (VAV) systems, and additional key features of HVAC systems affecting performance.

b.Describe construction features that minimize the potential for adverse consequences to animal well-being, such as re-heat coils that fail closed or that are equipped with high-temperature cut-off systems.

c.Describe how critical air pressures, ventilation, and temperature are monitored and maintained in the event of a system or component failure.

d.Describe procedures for monitoring animal facility mechanical systems and notifying appropriate personnel in the event of a significant failure that occurs outside regular work hours.

2.Power and Lighting [ETS 123, Appendix A, pp. 10-11; Guide, p. 141]

a.Note if emergency power is provided for the animal facility and if so, what electrical services and equipment are maintained in the event the primary power source fails.

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