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CKV Design Guides

These design guides provide information that will help achieve optimum performance and energy efficiency in commercial kitchen ventilation systems.


Design Guide 1
Improving Commercial Kitchen Ventilation System Performance
Selecting and Sizing Exhaust Hoods [Download] (990 KB)
Design Guide 1 covers the fundamentals of kitchen exhaust, and provides design guidance and examples. This guide was made possible by the efforts and support of Southern California Edison.

Design Guide 2
Improving Commercial Kitchen Ventilation System Performance
Optimizing Makeup Air [Download] (630 KB)
Design Guide 2 augments Design Guide 1, with an emphasis on the makeup air side of the equation. This guide was previously published by the California Energy Commission under the title Improving Commercial Kitchen Ventilation Performance. The guide is based on a PIER research project conducted by the CKV Lab in Chicago. A copy of the final report from the project is available here.

Design Guide 3
Improving Commercial Kitchen Ventilation System Performance
Integrating Kitchen Exhaust Systems with Building HVAC [Download] (175 KB)
Design Guide 3 provides information that may help achieve optimum performance and energy efficiency in commercial kitchen ventilation systems by integrating kitchen exhaust with building HVAC. This guide was made possible by the efforts and support of Southern California Edison.

Design Guide 4
Improving Commercial Kitchen Ventilation System Performance
Optimizing Appliance Position and Hood Configuration [Download] (710 KB)
Design Guide 4 focuses on the impact that equipment layout, with respect to hood position, can have on the ability of the hood to capture and contain. It describes the importance of subtle details including overhang, gap behind appliances, hood mounting height, and side panels.