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ASHRAE Funds Research to Keep Kitchens Cool
April 21, 2009

As the old saying goes, “if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.” But for the 12.2 million people in the United States employed in the restaurant industry, getting out of the kitchen is not an option. Seeking to provide a cool and comfortable working environment for those kitchen workers, The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) is funding research in thermal comfort in commercial kitchens. A 2005 report by the Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York and the New York City Restaurant Industry Coalition found that “nearly half of the 530 workers surveyed reported that it gets unsafely hot in the kitchen where they work.”

The research will include walk-in surveys and on-site data collections of operational commercial kitchens in selected cities across the United States. ASHRAE is accepting proposals on this and 16 other proposed research projects. Submissions are due May 18th, 2009. For more information, visit www.ashrae.org/research.


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