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Demand Controlled Kitchen Ventilation (DCKV)

TYPICAL VENTILATION CONTROLS consist of a manual on/off switch that operates the fans at either 100% speed or not at all. The system is still operating in the dark ages- you turn it on, you turn it off, and in between it operates at full speed!

DEMAND CONTROLLED KITCHEN VENTILATION uses a state-of-the-art, microprocessor-based system to automatically vary fan speed based on cooking load and/or time of day. The system provides only the amount of ventilation needed and can cut fan energy costs in half!

Mark Hopkins Case Study
This case study monitored the electric energy and demand reduction realized from the installation of the Melink Intelli-Hood® Controls system at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins Hotel in San Francisco, CA.
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Supermarket Case Study
This case study monitored the electric energy and demand reduction realized from the installation of the Melink Intelli-Hood® Controls system at a supermarket kitchen in Northern California.
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Field Performance Project (Southern California Edison)
This project evaluated the field performance and energy savings following the installation of Melink Intelli-Hood® Controls systems in operations across different market sectors with varying hours of operation, appliance lineups and exhaust hood configurations.
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