Culinary School Retrofit

The leading culinary school in Melbourne, Australia, features several full training kitchens that operate 24/7, 365 days per year.

Context

To address the ventilation system in the facility’s largest kitchen and to help control operating costs, the school decided to retrofit the existing design with a demand control kitchen ventilation system to self-modulate according to cooking conditions. Thus, an ENERGY STAR-rated Ecosense Ecocanopy, featuring kitchen hood controls by Melink Corporation, was installed in the training kitchen.

Result

Crown Culinarium Retrofit Results with Intelli-Hood

With the implementation of Intelli-Hood into the kitchen hoods of the training kitchen, the school was able to reduce its fan speed from 100% all the time to an average of 38%. Before Ecosense and Intelli-Hood, it cost $28,912 (AUD) yearly to operate the kitchen; this was reduced to $5,490. The system will pay for itself in about two years.

With this improvement, the college was not only able reduce its immediate energy consumption but is able to use the technology to continually monitor usage and adjust as necessary.

Example of Fan Speed Regulation Throughout the Day After Ecosense System Installed

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Authored By: Jason Brown

Jason Brown is a Senior Applications Engineer for Melink Corporation. He has served in various technical roles for Melink T&B, Solar & Geo, and Intelli-Hood®.

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