Free Webinar: Designing an Optimized, Code-Compliant, Kitchen Ventilation System, August 17, 10-11 am

  • 17 August 2023
  • Start time : 10:00 AM
  • End time : 11:00 AM
  • Event Host : Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)
Free Webinar: Designing an Optimized, Code-Compliant, Kitchen Ventilation System, August 17
Event Description

The purpose of an exhaust hood in your kitchen is to capture all the heat, smoke, and grease generated by the cooking equipment. If it fails to do its job, the grease and other particles will spill out making the kitchen less comfortable for your staff. And in many cases, undesirable odors and excess heat will make their way into the dining room and tax your HVAC system.

Discover how to optimize your kitchen exhaust system, justify the cost of DCKV, save money and make your kitchen more comfortable with a few simple actions.


The objective of this course is that at the conclusion, participants will be able to:

  • Research findings on indoor air quality in kitchens and dish rooms.
  • See how space design and troubleshooting differ for various hoods, including with typical exhaust hoods, recirculating hoods and unhooded equipment.
  • Understand recent revisions to Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations and Cal OSHA regulations and how they affect the design of commercial kitchens, both new and retrofit.
  • Find utility programs and services, cost savings and rebates for qualified energy-efficient equipment

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)
  • Agenda
    • - Introduction and safety message

      - Introduction to exhaust hoods in kitchens

      - Discuss Code for Kitchen Ventilation

      - Q&A

      - Survey & Closing
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Richard Young

      Richard is Director of Education at the FSTC. Richard is a contributor to the US Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system, working with the USGBC to incorporate food service into the LEED criteria. He currently focuses most of his efforts on technical outreach - translating the FSTC's 30 years of research into practical information. Richard has over 25 years of experience creating and presenting seminars on energy efficiency and authoring numerous research reports and articles in magazines, newsletters, and web publications.
  • Cost
    • FREE Event
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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