Range Hood Tools and Resources

Tools and Resources

“Range Hood Buying Guide. Getting Started.” (Summary of key features of range hoods). Consumer Reports. May 2017.

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. J. Lstiburek, Building Science Corporation, Westford, MA. https://buildingscience.com/documents/insights/bsi-070-first-deal-with-the-manure.

“Kitchen Ventilation Systems – Part 2." Builders Brief 0412. Jellen, A., Turns, Brian, Wolfgang, B.  2012b. Pennsylvanian Housing Research Center. University Park, PA.

“How to Provide Makeup Air for Range Hoods: If your kitchen has a powerful exhaust fan, it may be making your indoor air worse” and Related Articles. Green Building Advisor, June 8, 2015, Martin Holladay.

“Range Hood Make-Up Air Specifier.” Interactive tool for meeting building codes in several states make-up air for domestic range hoods in dwelling units. Broan, 2018.

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. W. Nicole, Environmental Health Perspectives, 122: A27, 2014. (News article on LBNL modeling study of health risks from gas stove and on electric stove emissions).

CARB, 2016. Cooking and Range Hoods. Summary, seminar, reports, etc.

Residential kitchen ventilation and indoor air quality videos:

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. https://energy.gov/eere/buildings/downloads/development-industry-s-first-smart-range-hood

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