Vernon A. Smith, P.E.

Vern Smith, P.E., is a senior engineer and associate principal with Architectural Energy Corporation. He is responsible for project management and engineering analysis for building science related projects and serves as corporate legal counsel for Architectural Energy Corporation. He has worked since 1978 in management, contract administration, engineering, scheduling, and cost control in construction, manufacturing, and consulting engineering. Since 1992, his assignments have focused on building science and foodservice energy research, and he is program director for the PIER Buildings Research Programs titled “Advanced Automated HVAC Fault Detection and Diagnostics Commercialization,” sponsored by the California Energy Commission. He is also technical director for the Utility Focused Market Model for Zero Energy New Homes Project.

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Commercial Kitchen Ventilation

By Don Fisher, P.E. and Vernon A. Smith, P.E.
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The energy intensity and utility costs associated with operating a commercial kitchen ventilation (CKV) system are well recognized within the HVAC design community. However, there is no piece of equipment
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