Category Archives: Social Outcomes

Bangladesh: Stove Fuel Efficiency and Usage

Under the USAID-funded WASHplus project (primarily led by FHI-360 and Winrock International), Berkeley Air conducted two technical sub-studies to compare five improved wood-burning cookstoves to the traditional cookstove.

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Guatemala: Baseline Kitchen Survey

Between July and August 2012, Berkeley Air teamed with its field partner Universidad del Valle (UVG) to support a carbon finance project in Guatemala developed by Stove Capital, The Paradigm Project, and Impact Carbon, and implemented by Socorro Maya, CEMEX, and Ecofiltro.

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Gambia, South Africa, Uganda: Technical Assessment of Cookstove Projects

Berkeley Air carried out a monitoring plan and delivered a technical assessment of how well cookstoves performed in homes for the World Bank Biomass Energy Initiative for Africa (BEIA).

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Gambia: Gasifier Stove Baseline Monitoring

Berkeley Air produced a report summarizing data collected during the baseline monitoring campaign for a gasifier stove project, which is being implemented by Concern Universal in The Gambia with support from the Biomass Energy Initiative for Africa of The World Bank (BEIA).

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Kenya: Monitoring and Evaluation of the Jiko Poa Cookstove

Berkeley Air was funded by USAID’s WASHplus Program to collaborate with FHI-360 and Winrock International to assess the performance of the Jiko Poa cookstove.

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Kenya: Breathing Space Programme

Berkeley Air is partnering with the Shell Foundation to assess the real-word impact of its Breathing Space Programme (BSP), which is promoting a range of improved biomass stoves through its implementing partner Envirofit International.

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Kenya: Carbon Baseline Assessment of Improved Institutional Cookstoves

Berkeley Air partnered with University of Nairobi professionals in Kenya to conduct field-based assessments on the effect of improved institutional wood cookstoves on fuel consumption in Kenyan schools.

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India: Breathing Space Programme

Berkeley Air partnered with the Shell Foundation to assess the real-word impact of its Breathing Space Programme (BSP), which is promoting a range of improved biomass stoves through its implementing partner Envirofit International.

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Kenya: Monitoring for Carbon Finance

Berkeley Air Monitoring Group, in collaboration with Green Futures (Nairobi, Kenya), performed several field-based assessments to determine the effect of improved cookstoves on fuel consumption in households in Nairobi, Meru, and Marsabit in Kenya. Fuel savings were measured for the Envirofit G3300 and Jiko Poa improved wood cookstoves distributed by the Paradigm Project through their local partners, including Food for the Hungry (FHI), Explore Kenya, and The International Small Group and Tree Planting Program (TIST).

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Cambodia: Feasibility Assessment for Impact Evaluation of the New Lao Stove

Berkeley Air was funded by Agence Française de Développement (AFD) to conduct a site visit and propose the approach for an evaluation of the charcoal-burning New Lao Stove’s impact on health, environmental and economic outcomes. Berkeley Air worked in collaboration Domrei Research and Consulting to provide technical and scientific inputs.

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