Linda Wigington
  • Waynesburg, PA
  • United States
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Tom Phillips replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Good Eating with Reduced Cooking Emissions in the group Kitchen Ventilation
"See list of Easy Ways to Reduce Exposure (and in some cases, toxicity) in the ROCIS Range Hood best practices guide and the NAPHN 18 slide show. Cooking outside also helps keep the house cooler in the summer, but can add to outdoor air pollution and…"
Oct 25
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Kitchen Ventilation

In many homes, cooking is the largest indoor source of air pollutants. Exposures can be higher in the kitchen compared to other places in the home. We can still enjoy the many benefits of cooking by installing and using range hoods that vent to the outdoors. This group will promote discussion about how to select effective range hoods, strategies to improve the efficiency of existing ventilation systems for kitchen pollutants, and what to do in homes that don’t have ducting already installed…See More
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Kitchen Ventilation

In many homes, cooking is the largest indoor source of air pollutants. Exposures can be higher in the kitchen compared to other places in the home. We can still enjoy the many benefits of cooking by installing and using range hoods that vent to the outdoors. This group will promote discussion about how to select effective range hoods, strategies to improve the efficiency of existing ventilation systems for kitchen pollutants, and what to do in homes that don’t have ducting already installed…See More
Aug 31
Linda Wigington replied to Don Fugler's discussion Choosing a range hood in the group Kitchen Ventilation
"One of our ROCIS cohort participants did that. Their gas stove is on an island. They put the exhaust behind and slightly above the stove.  I tested it with a flow hood, and it was a pretty high flow rate - 500 CFM as I recall.  The d…"
Aug 25
Linda Wigington liked Don Fugler's discussion Choosing a range hood
Aug 25
Don Fugler replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Good Eating with Reduced Cooking Emissions in the group Kitchen Ventilation
"What we did see, anecdotally, in that 150 house sample is that range hood use did correspond with lower indoor particle peaks, as measured by the Dylos instrument. We did not have enough of a controlled experiment to do quantification. "
Jul 31
Don Fugler replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Good Eating with Reduced Cooking Emissions in the group Kitchen Ventilation
"I found that I was less likely to prompt a large spike when I started the pan on medium heat rather than high. It did delay the cooking somewhat and I wonder if I was seeing reduced particles due to this delay rather than any absolute emission…"
Jul 18
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Kitchen Ventilation

In many homes, cooking is the largest indoor source of air pollutants. Exposures can be higher in the kitchen compared to other places in the home. We can still enjoy the many benefits of cooking by installing and using range hoods that vent to the outdoors. This group will promote discussion about how to select effective range hoods, strategies to improve the efficiency of existing ventilation systems for kitchen pollutants, and what to do in homes that don’t have ducting already installed…See More
Jun 11
Brennan Less replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Good Eating with Reduced Cooking Emissions in the group Kitchen Ventilation
"Cook outside, as much as you can, and close your doors/windows while you do it ;) "
May 24
Don Fugler replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Good Eating with Reduced Cooking Emissions in the group Kitchen Ventilation
"See the description of Alice La Pierre's emission reductions on the "Comment Wall"."
May 18
Alice La Pierre liked Linda Wigington's discussion Good Eating with Reduced Cooking Emissions
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In many homes, cooking is the largest indoor source of air pollutants. Exposures can be higher in the kitchen compared to other places in the home. We can still enjoy the many benefits of cooking by installing and using range hoods that vent to the outdoors. This group will promote discussion about how to select effective range hoods, strategies to improve the efficiency of existing ventilation systems for kitchen pollutants, and what to do in homes that don’t have ducting already installed…See More
May 15
Linda Wigington added a discussion to the group Kitchen Ventilation
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Good Eating with Reduced Cooking Emissions

What can an occupant do to reduce cooking emissions, regardless of whether or not they have a ducted range hood?  We have over 150 families who have participated in the ROCIS Low Cost Monitoring Project (LCMP), and as such, had the opportunity to get immediate feedback on household particle counts as they cooked.  Chime in with what worked, and what did not.See More
May 14
Linda Wigington commented on David Eggleton's group 1000 Home Challenge
"New 1000 Home Challenge project classification -- "Registered"  means that you have an interest in participating in the 1000 Home Challenge. Folks who have participated in the Introduction to the 1000 Home Challenge webinar can…"
Dec 21, 2017
Linda Wigington commented on David Eggleton's group 1000 Home Challenge
"1000 Home Challenge recently featured on Home Energy Pros, Legends of Home Performance series Legends of Home Performance: Linda Wigington, Director, 1,000 Home Challenge, Part 1 Legends of Home Performance: Linda Wigington, Director 1,000 Home…"
Dec 21, 2017

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Company
Thousand Home Challenge, ROCIS, Linda M Wigington & Associates
Role in Home Performance Marketplace
Contractor: HVAC, Educator / Trainer, Energy auditor / assessor / analyst
Professional Interests
Deep Energy Reductions
Reducing Outdoor Contaminants in Indoor Spaces
Low Cost Monitoring
Thousand Home Challenge
Home Performance
Building capacity (professional & community)
Community Solutions
Behavioral Choices
Website URL
http://www.ThousandHomeChallenge; htpp:/ROCIS.org
Blog URL
http://ROCIS.org

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At 8:29pm on July 2, 2016, Carol W said…

Thank you, Linda. So wanting to do this for "the cause." Feeling a bit prehistoric, at the moment...

At 9:16am on October 23, 2015, Tim Carryer said…

I'm glad I finally have a "friend". This is a test.

At 3:00pm on August 9, 2012, Elizabeth Guinn said…

I enjoyed the webinar immensely today.  Very informative

At 6:33pm on August 30, 2011, mike keesee said…

Have only very limited data from one project.  For 3 months, electric use is about 20Jean%20May-July%202011%20Electricity%20Use.docx% more than predicted and 38% less than estimated pre-retrofit.  However, it's been a very mild summer. see attached.

 

 

 
 
 

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