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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
Jun 28
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
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
Tom Phillips replied to Robert Bean's discussion Low velocity consequences in the group Kitchen Ventilation
"Bob: Good questions. I will defer to HVAC & grease experts on this. Is the main safety issue grease fires in the exhaust duct & hood? If so, do residential hoods & stoves get hot enough to be a problem, or is it just for…"
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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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A Climate Report From The Field - Dave Keefe

"David: fantastic stories from the heart !! Thanks for sharing. Comment re: urgent need for climate action:  we need drastic, quantum leap measures. It is even more urgent than you indicate. -- scientists revised the 2 C target last year to 1.5…"
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Tom Phillips replied to Don Fugler's discussion Choosing a range hood in the group Kitchen Ventilation
"thx Don! re: Capture Efficiency, the ROÇIS Kitchen Range Hood document addresses what hood shapes and installation steps to get good Capture Efficiency in general, pending the CE ratings from HVI. This info is in Range Hood Supplement 2:…"
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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 Resources

Here are my top resources for 1) general overviews and summaries, and 2) guidance and tools for selecting, designing, and installing kitchen range hood systems.(PDF attached)The items are annotated and updated versions of what is in the Jan. 2018 ROCIS best practice guidance document.User feedback on the guidance document is requested:  please go to http://rocis.org/range-hood-guidance-document-commentary.ROCIS KITCHEN RANGE…See More
May 18
Tom Phillips replied to Diane Chojnowski's discussion ROCIS recommendations for Ducted Range Hoods
"Hi Brad: thx. for the insights.  Maybe we should start a picture collection of bad installs (how NOT to install) ! re: stove height, it is addressed in the document (Supplement 4, Installation, p. 1, par. 1, 32 inches or less).  In…"
Feb 10
Tom Phillips replied to Diane Chojnowski's discussion ROCIS recommendations for Ducted Range Hoods
"Rick: thanks for feedback.  In the ROCIS recommendations, I included the HVI ratings for hood capture efficiency as one of the primary criteria for a "good hood".  After we published our recommendations last month, I confirmed…"
Feb 8
Tom Phillips commented on Home Energy Magazine's blog post Degree Days Shuffle
"Thx. Have you seen the home energy projections for L.A.county due to climate change?  Reyna & Chester (2017) used housing stock data, climate models, and population models:  "we find that with population growth and projected…"
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At 3:29pm on July 8, 2015, Linda Wigington said…

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