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:…"
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
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
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).
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…"
"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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