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Kitchen Makeup Air

COURSE NO: M06-003
Kitchen Makeup Air
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course describes the results of the study which examined a variety of conditions that effect kitchen hood performance, make-up air application strategies, exhaust and supply air quantity comparisons and additional research needed to continue evaluating kitchen ventilation effectiveness and energy use.


A universal concern regarding the commercial kitchen space is having an effective ventilation system. A large portion of kitchen ventilation planning is dedicated to properly exhausting cooking effluent. Appliance layout and the energy input are evaluated, hoods are located and specified, the ductwork size and routing are determined, and exhaust fans are specified to remove the proper volume of air. Unfortunately, much less time is usually dedicated to planning how the exhausted volume of air will be replaced, although an air balance schedule is commonly used to indicate the source and quantity of the makeup air.


This 6 PDH online course is applicable to mechanical engineers, design and construction personnel, technical staff and facility personnel who are interested in gaining a better understanding on the effects of makeup air on commercial kitchen exhaust system performance.
Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Kitchen hood and appliance relationships
  • Cross draft generation
  • Make-up air strategies: displacement, air curtains, face diffusers, 4-way diffusers, short circuit, backwall supply
  • Capture and containment testing
  • Exhaust airflow to supply airflow comparison
  • Test result discussions and comparisons
  • Outcomes specific to make-up air strategies for kitchen ventilation
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the material contained in Makeup Air Effects on Commercial Kitchen Exhaust System Performance, California Energy Commission, P500-03-007F, December 2002.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Kitchen Makeup Air (4.6 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of thirty (30) questions to earn 6 PDH credits.  The quiz will be based on this publication.


The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

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