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Kitchen Ventilation Improvement

COURSE NO: M01-003
Kitchen Ventilation Improvement
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course describes some of the basics of kitchen ventilation fundamentals, the influence of makeup air, makeup air recommendations, influence of other factors on kitchen ventilation, and energy savings considerations in commercial kitchen ventilation system designs.  This course will also help you realize that technology and research is ongoing; therefore, it is wise to consult current design standards and codes regarding kitchen ventilation requirements and recommendations for each project.


Effective commercial kitchen ventilation (CKV) system requires air balance.  Fortunately, there is no "magic" to the relationship between an exhaust hood and its requirement for replacement or makeup air (MUA). The physics are simple: air that exits the building (through exhaust hoods and fans) must be replaced with outside air that enters the building (intentionally or otherwise).


This 1 PDH online course is applicable to mechanical engineers who design commercial kitchen ventilation systems and are interested in current technology for commercial kitchen ventilation design.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Kitchen ventilation fundamentals
  • Influence of makeup air
  • MUA recommendations
  • Influence of other factors
  • Energy savings considerations
  • Design guide for commercial kitchen ventilation
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the material contained in Design Guide - Improving Commercial Kitchen Ventilation System Performance, California Energy Commission P500-03-034F Rev. May 5, 2003.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Kitchen Ventilation Improvement (470 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of ten (10) questions to earn 1 PDH credit.  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

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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