CHICAGO — The Intelli-Hood kitchen ventilation control from Melink Corp. was named the Product of the Year at the Innovation Awards ceremony at the 2012 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo).

Prior to the show, the Melink product was among those selected to receive an AHR Expo Innovation Award in 10 different product categories. The Intelli-Hood was the winner in the Ventilation category. The product was then named the overall Product of the Year at the expo.

According to Melink, the Intelli-Hood kitchen ventilation control reduces exhaust and makeup fan speeds during idle, non-cooking conditions, providing fan energy savings of up to 90 percent and conditioned air savings of up to 50 percent.

Bryan Miller, Melink engineering manager, accepted the award on behalf of the company.

Publication date: 01/23/2012