Range Hood Resources, Tools and Presentations

Resources, Tools and Presentations



Range Hood Buying Guide. Getting Started. (Summary of key features of range hoods). Consumer Reports. May 2017. https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/range-hoods/buying-guide.

Installation guides and training videos for kitchen ventilation. Building America Solutions Center, Pacific Northwest National Labs, U.S. Department of Energy, 2017. https://basc.pnnl.gov/building-components/browse/180327.

First Deal with the Manure and Then Don't Suck. BSI-070. Recommendations for designing residential range hoods and ventilation systems. Lstiburek, J. 2014. Building Science Corporation, Westford, MA. https://buildingscience.com/documents/insights/bsi-070-first-deal-with-the-manure.

Home, Home on the Range Hood. Brook, D., 1997. Home Energy, November–December. http://www.homeenergy.org/show/article/nav/kitchen/id/1342.   

Kitchen Ventilation Systems – Part 2. Builders Brief 0412. Jellen, A., Turns, Brian Wolfgang, B.  2012b. Pennsylvanian Housing Research Center. University Park, PA. http://www.phrc.psu.edu/assets/docs/Publications/BB0412.pdf.

How to Provide Makeup Air for Range Hoods: If your kitchen has a powerful exhaust fan, it may be making your indoor air worse. Holladay, M., June 8, 2015. Green Building Advisor. http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/articles/dept/green-building-blog/how-provide-makeup-air-range-hoods.

Makeup Air for the Range Hood. Design, installation, and commissioning tips. Guertin, M., May 12, 2017. Fine Homebuilding. https://www.finehomebuilding.com/2017/05/12/make-air-range-hood.

Range Hood Make-Up Air Specifier. Broan, 2018. Interactive tool for meeting building codes in several states make-up air for domestic range hoods in dwelling units. http://tools.broan.com/muatemplate.aspx.

REHVA Residential heat recovery ventilation – European guidebook under preparation. Kurnitsky, J., REHVA Journal 54(6), December 2017.


Healthy Indoor Air Quality Guides and Checklist Tool for energy upgrades and retrofits, Single- and Multi-Family. EPA and DOE. See local exhaust ventilation topics. https://www.epa.gov/indoor-air-quality-iaq/energy-savings-plus-health-indoor-air-quality-guidelines-multifamily-building and related links.

Cooking Up Indoor Pollution. News article on LBNL modeling study of health risks from gas stove and on electric stove emissions. Nicole, W., 2014. Environmental Health Perspectives, 122: A27. https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/122-a27/.

Fact Sheet: Residential Cooking Exposure Study Finds Unhealthful Levels. Highlights and recommendations from extensive test home study of gas and electric stove cooking. CARB (California Air Resources Board), 2001. https://www.arb.ca.gov/research/indoor/cookingstudy.pdf.

Videos on residential kitchen ventilation and indoor air quality:



New Perspectives on Kitchen Ventilation. Webinar, AIVC (Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre), May 23, 2019. http://www.inive.org.  

Technical Note AIVC 68: Residential Ventilation and Health. Borsboom, W., De Gids, W., Logue, J. Sherman, S., and Wargocki, P., 2016. AIVC (Air infiltration and Ventilation Centre). http://www.aivc.org/about-us/what-is-aivc.

Cooking and Range Hoods. Research summary, seminar, reports, etc. from California Air Resource Board, 2016. https://www.arb.ca.gov/research/indoor/cooking/cooking_range_hoods.htm.

Development of the Industry’s First Smart Range Hood. Research project to develop very quiet, highly effective range hood with automatic controls using a pollutant sensor. U.S. Department of Energy, 2017 and 2019. https://www.energy.gov/eere/buildings/downloads/development-industry-s-first-smart-range-hood.

California Building Standards update. Jeff Miller presentation, Residential Indoor Air Quality Workshop. 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards Pre-Rulemaking Workshop, CEC (California Energy Commission), June 16, 2017. See also:  CEC, 2019. 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential and Nonresidential Buildings. Requirements for Kitchen Ventilation, Sec. 150, Subchapter 7. https://www.energy.ca.gov/2018publications/CEC-400-2018-020/CEC-400-2018-020-CMF.pdf.



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