Tom Phillips
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Tom Phillips replied to Don Fugler's discussion Depressurization/make-up air issues in the group Kitchen Ventilation
"Luke: re: hood flow rate and make up air recommendations, see my slides from NAPHN 2018 (p. 34  +) and the Tools section (aww Broan's online tool for MA system design), at http://rocis.org/range-hood-tools-and-presentations. 150 CFM might…"
Feb 7
Dave Taylor liked Tom Phillips's discussion Kitchen Ventilation Resources
Jan 14
Tom Phillips replied to Tim Kendzia's discussion Cooling effect from solar panels
"HI Dennis; good point re: PV benefit of load shifting re: waste heat. I was referring to the whole cooling system, which is removing heat from a building.  If the building shell and cooling system are not very efficient, then PV systems are…"
Jan 2
Tom Phillips replied to Tim Kendzia's discussion Cooling effect from solar panels
"re: hard data, I recall seeing at least one study that showed some cooling from PV shade on roof.  Suggest you contact David Sailor's groups at AZ State U. re: their  project: Impacts of Photovoltaic panels on urban climates and…"
Jan 2
Don Fugler replied to Tom Phillips's discussion Kitchen Ventilation Resources in the group Kitchen Ventilation
"Here is a light video on kitchen range hood installations as shown in a Tiny House. The information is quite good and Brett Singer helped out. http://homeenergypros.org/video/kitchen-exhaust-guide-to-buying-a-range-hood?xg_source=activity"
Dec 28, 2018
Tom Phillips replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Good Eating with Reduced Cooking Emissions in the group Kitchen Ventilation
"Certainly did, using my eye & nose sensors. 1) smoke & lingering odors from frying bacon. Visiting family were doing that cooking (we rarely cook bacon).  Good news:  the next time I cooked bacon, I put a lid over the pan, left it…"
Dec 27, 2018
Tom Phillips commented on Corbett Lunsford's video
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"Hope they also measure  indoor heat exposure (T, RH or Twet, radiant T) and compare to modeled estimates and overheating guidelines such as CIBSE TM 59 and Passive House."
Dec 20, 2018
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Dec 20, 2018
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, 2018
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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
Oct 7, 2018
Tom Phillips replied to Don Fugler's discussion Choosing a range hood in the group Kitchen Ventilation
"thx, Don. See slides 16-17 BTW, it is a modeling study , based lab data and assumed outdoor PM2.5 levels and infiltration rates, and an electric stove. "your exposure results may vary", e.g., if you have higher outdoor PM levels, higher…"
Sep 25, 2018
Tom Phillips replied to Don Fugler's discussion Choosing a range hood in the group Kitchen Ventilation
"Have not heard of this approach, but I am sure somebody has done it. Sounds like a potential problem for grease and/or moisture build up in the ductwork."
Aug 23, 2018
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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
Jul 14, 2018
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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 28, 2018
Tom Phillips replied to Chris Bellanca's discussion Overheating garage
"Just curious: why do you care if the garage gets hot? Do the folks spend a  lot of time in there? Also, do you know if it is affecting indoor thermal conditions (including radiant temperatures) and energy use? I have been wondering how much…"
Jun 26, 2018
Don Fugler replied to Tom Phillips's discussion Kitchen Ventilation Resources in the group Kitchen Ventilation
"Another good publication written for builders/renovators/HVAC professionals was Chris Stratton's article called "Kitchen Ventilation" in Home Energy Magazine in 2015. "
Jun 14, 2018

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At 3:29pm on July 8, 2015, Linda Wigington said…

Tom - 

Would like you to be a member of the Low-cost monitoring group - to do so you need to be Don's or my friend so we can invite you. Easy to reset your password if that is a barrier.

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