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Accession Number DE2012-1051043
Title Characteristics of Range Hoods in California Homes - Data Collected from a Real Estate Web Site.
Publication Date 2011
Media Count 31p
Personal Author B. C. Singer C. D. Cruz T. Bedrosian V. L. Klug
Abstract Venting range hoods are important residential ventilation components that remove pollutants generated by cooking activities and natural gas cooking burners. To address the lack of data on range hood installations in California, we conducted a survey by examining photographs of homes for sale or rent listed on a popular real estate web site. The survey was conducted in November 2010 and April/May 2011. Posted photos of the homes were reviewed to determine if a hood was installed, the type of hood, and two installation details that can impact performance, namely the height above the cooktop and the degree to which the hood covers the cooktop burners. We additionally collected information about the homes, including asking price for purchase or rent, type of building (e.g. detached house, townhouse or apartment), building age, floor area, and cooktop fuel type. Listings were first sampled to focus on homes built since 2005, then randomly sampled to include varied prices and locations around the state. Data were obtained for 1002 homes built between 1865 and 2011 (median year built 1989).
Keywords Air flow
Air pollution control
Cooking devices
Data collection
Exhaust systems
Kitchen equipment and supplies
Natural gas
Range hoods
Residential buildings

Source Agency Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 89H - Building Equipment, Furnishings, & Maintenance
89B - Architectural Design & Environmental Engineering
97K - Fuels
68A - Air Pollution & Control
Corporate Author Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA. Indoor Environment Dept.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1306
Contract Number N/A

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