Demand control kitchen ventilation (DCKV) visually monitors the level of cooking activity and automatically instructs the exhaust fan to operate only as fast as necessary.
Our Top 5 Reasons to Choose DCKV Systems in Commercial Kitchens for Sustainability Benefits:
1. Energy Efficiency: DCKV systems adjust ventilation based on cooking load, temperature, and humidity, saving energy by operating at reduced levels when the load is low and increasing airflow when the load is high. This reduces energy consumption and lowers operating costs.
2. Improved Air Quality: DCKV systems effectively control airflow and reduce contaminants such as grease, smoke, and VOCs produced during cooking. This ensures a safer and healthier environment for workers and customers, preventing health problems and unpleasant odors.
3. Environmental Impact: By reducing the amount of conditioned air exhaust from the building, DCKV systems help lower energy bills and decrease the overall environmental impact of the kitchen. They contribute to sustainability efforts by reducing carbon footprint and energy consumption.
4. Enhanced Control: DCKV systems provide a more manageable way to control airflow compared to traditional ventilation systems. With the incorporation of sensors, they detect changes in cooking load and environment, ensuring optimal airflow levels and maintaining safe cooking conditions.
5. Overall Performance Improvement: Investing in DCKV systems and other commercial kitchen controls enhances the energy efficiency and performance of the kitchen. By modulating makeup air based on temperature changes, these systems optimize the use of heating and cooling equipment, reducing the need for excess heating or cooling and further improving energy efficiency.
Why Intelli-Hood, by Melink
Melink’s Intelli-Hood is a demand control kitchen ventilation (DCKV) system that visually monitors cooking activity and adjusts exhaust fan speed accordingly. The self-learning system uses optic and temperature sensors to continuously adjust fan speed based on the cooking load, saving significant amounts of energy and money. Intelli-Hood works with both new and existing commercial hood systems.
Melink believes that moving towards Net Zero is vital for a better future. They provide clean energy solutions to clients worldwide, reducing carbon emissions and increasing building values. Melink is passionate about creating a more sustainable world and believes that every building has the power to shape the future and reduce carbon emissions for generations to come.