Berkeley Air is a leader in field monitoring and evaluation of household energy projects in the developing world. Our work includes designing, planning, and executing studies that assess household energy technologies and their impacts. We work closely with local groups, helping to build technical capacity for assessing household energy projects by supporting universities, NGOs, and technical institutes.

Berkeley Air is also heavily involved in policy and strategic components of the household energy sector. Our personnel work on cookstove standards and guidelines development, including current efforts from the International Standardization Organization (ISO) and World Health Organization (WHO). We also provide strategic consulting on programmatic implementation, focusing on integration of monitoring plans and cookstove quality assessments.

We have experience throughout Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and Latin America. See our map or projects section for specific projects.

Our services include:

  • Study design
  • Methodology development
  • Field sampling
  • Data analysis
  • Report writing and presentation
  • Training and capacity building
  • Instrument support
  • Controlled Cooking Tests
  • Kitchen Performance Tests
  • Testing and analysis for carbon finance projects
  • Quantification of climate-forcing pollutant emissions
  • Quantification of health-damaging pollutant emissions
  • Technology adoption and usage monitoring
  • Technology usability and preference surveys
  • Household air pollution monitoring
  • Personal exposure monitoring
  • Socioeconomic surveys for social outcomes

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