"The Intelli-Hood system at Shriner’s is exceeding expected savings, it has the staff very impressed...which makes us look like heroes! We’re pleased with the data and will get it installed in future kitchens. ”
Faced with the industry challenge to reduce operating costs, Shriner’s
Hospital sought after promising opportunities to reduce energy usage.
Other hospitals in the area had selected Demand Control Kitchen
Ventilation (DCKV) for their cafeteria kitchen hoods based on promising
estimated savings and available utility incentives. Shriner’s decided to
also take advantage of the opportunity.
- Total motor power: 8 HP
- Daily operating hours: 14
- Days per week: 7
- Weeks per year: 52
- Cost per kilowatt hour: $0.10
- Climate zone: 5
Shriner’s Hospital made use of $4,000 in total incentives from both People’s Gas and Franklin Energy to get DCKV installed. Intelli-Hood reduced their hood exhaust fan speed by 45 percent and has been proven to perform above expectations.
Below is a sample graph of the varying exhaust fan speed for one day at the hospital:
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