Optimize Exhaust Hoods
Don Fisher, Food Service Technology Center
This 2-minute video, made for the National Restaurant Association, demonstrates three ways to optimize kitchen exhaust hoods:
- Push cooking appliances as close as possible to the back wall, to minimize the space behind the equipment. Better yet, seal the gap between the equipment and the wall.
- Add panels on the end of the hoods to prevent smoke spillover.
- Convert 4-way diffusers, or other high velocity grills, to lower velocity perforated grills.
To learn about advances in kitchen exhaust hood technology, see this Air Solutions & Balancing presentation.
Glenn Hasek, Green Lodging News, August 18
Glenn Hasek, Green Lodging News, August 19
Mr. Hasek describes four programs that install green and health-related features into hotel rooms:
These programs comprise a small but growing niche in the hotel industry.
Hotels charge an extra $20 to $30 per night for "green" or "allergy-friendly" rooms.
The four programs have commonalities, but vary considerably. Some of their features: extra air and water filtration, mattress and pillow encasements, memory foam mattresses made from plant materials, amenity dispensers, natural amenities, green cleaning products and showerheads that filter chlorine.
Whether or not your property enrolls in these programs, it makes sense to consider incorporating their products and practices, and telling your guests what you do.