Determining if DCKV is Right for You?

When a customer is first debating if Demand Control Kitchen Ventilation (DCKV) is right for their facility, there are multiple questions that come to mind. What is a good application for DCKV? What does it cost versus the lifetime payback? Does it actually slow fans down that much? What is the ability for service in

Specifying Demand Control Kitchen Ventilation Systems: Top 10 Best Practices

For many of us in the commercial kitchen ventilation industry, we have seen major evolutions in Demand Control Kitchen Ventilation (DCKV) over the last 20+ years. Some have been good – codes once prohibiting automatic variable-speed fans now allow them and often even require them. And some have been bad – several manufacturers have gone

Intelli-Hood Hiram College Retrofit

Context Like the majority of colleges and universities without kitchen demand control ventilation (DCV) in their dining halls, Hiram College was using inefficient hood fans to cool down their kitchens and to keep employees safe. Running at 100% capacity without any actual cooking occurring, the hood exhaust fans were wasting energy and pushing the meter

Intelli-Hood Barcelona Hotel Retrofit Case Study

CONTEXT Intelli-Hood was installed in the NH Constanza by Savergy Solutions in Barcelona, Spain in December of 2015. Total motor power: 3.75 HP Daily operating hours: 12.5 Days per week: 7 Weeks per year: 52 Cost per kilowatt hour: 0.11 EURO RESULTS   Below is a sample graph of the varying exhaust fan speed for

Intelli-Hood University New Construction Case Study

CONTEXT In an effort to reach Miami University’s goal of a 20 percent reduction in both energy and CO² emissions, the new Armstrong Student Center Construction Team was working hard to achieve a LEED Silver rating. With a target opening date of February 2014, technologies were sought to optimize energy usage for each of the

Intelli-Hood South Korea Hospital Retrofit Case Study

CONTEXT Faced with the industry challenge to reduce operating costs, Daegu Catholic Hospital in Daegu, South Korea sought after promising opportunities to reduce energy usage. Total motor power: 170 HP Daily operating hours: 17 Days per week: 7 Weeks per year: 52 Cost per kilowatt hour: $0.088 RESULTS   Below are the before (navy) and

Intelli-Hood Stadium Retrofit Case Study

CONTEXT Faced with the industry challenge to reduce operating costs, Gillette Stadium sought after promising opportunities to reduce energy usage. Other stadiums in the country had selected Demand Control Kitchen Ventilation (DCKV) for their kitchen hoods based on promising estimated savings and available utility incentives. The Gillette Stadium team also decided to take advantage of

Melink Launches Financing for Intelli-Hood® Kitchen Ventilation Controls

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CINCINNATI – Dec 30, 2016 – Melink Corporation is offering an innovative new program, Melink Finance, to help provide financial options for customers seeking to implement energy-saving projects without large up-front capital commitments. The goal of the program is to allow customers to purchase Melink’s Intelli-Hood® kitchen ventilation controls and use energy savings to pay

Intelli-Hood Restaurant Retrofit Case Study

CONTEXT A popular national restaurant chain, which also is a leader in sustainability, adopted Melink’s patented Intelli­-Hood® HVAC controls package as an energy conservation measure. The company’s goal was to achieve a 60 percent reduction in exhaust fan energy across its 80 properties. Following is an excerpt from its 2016 Corporate Sustainability Report: “We tested an innovative

EPA Recognizes Melink Intelli-Hood® with 2015 ENERGY STAR® Emerging Technology Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EPA Recognizes Melink Intelli-Hood® with 2015 ENERGY STAR® Emerging Technology Award Cincinnati, OH- January 30, 2015- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Melink Corporation’s Intelli-Hood® Demand Control Kitchen Ventilation (DCKV) System with the 2015 ENERGY STAR Emerging Technology Award for its ability to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Intelli-Hood®’s accomplishments