Tag: adoption/usage

CCA Haiti Emissions

Berkeley Air is a part of a team with Oregon State University, the University of Colorado, Climate Solutions Consulting, and the Haitian Energy Institute to collaborate with the Clean Cooking Alliance to provide key data to support evidence-based decision making for the new market development initiative in Haiti. Primary objectives include: quantifying baseline and improved technology emissions; quantifying household fuel…

Assessment of fuel and emissions impacts of Peru’s national stove program

Berkeley Air was contracted by the government of Peru to conduct a large-scale assessment of the fuel and emissions impacts of Peru’s national stove program, in pursuit of their commitments made to mitigate climate change, under a national plan known as a NAMA (nationally appropriate mitigation action). This assessment included kitchen performance testing, surveys, and literature review of a caliber…

Kitchen Performance Test and Stove Usage Monitoring of Inyenyeri Customers in the Kigeme Refugee Camp

Berkeley Air undertook a comprehensive assessment of fuel use and technology adoption of improved cookstoves and pellet fuels in 200 refugee households in Kigeme Camp, Rwanda. Berkeley Air utilized a cross-sectional mixed methods study design which included survey and instrument-based monitoring for households throughout the camp, including Inyenyeri’s customer base.

Pilot evaluation of the diffusion and use of clean cooking technologies in Lagoes, Nigeria

Berkeley Air was part of a consortium of partners exploring the effective promotion of ethanol-mathanol fuels for use in cooking in Western Africa. In-home field assessments were undertaken in an experimental sample of 30 households for up to 6 months. A combination of sensor-based stove-use measurements, canister refill monitoring, and household surveys were usedto measure uptake, use, and acceptability of…

Evaluation of Clean Cooking Behavior Change Interventions

The primary goal of this project was to evaluate the effects of four behavior change interventions in Kenya, Bangladesh, and Nigeria on the purchase of modern cookstoves and fuels as well as determinants of behaviors, such as knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and intentions. The interventions used behavior change communications (BCC) that aimed to accelerate clean cooking markets by increasing awareness and…

Evaluation of Acceptability and Sustainability of Improved Stoves and Their Impact on Indoor Air Quality and Child Health in Rural Western Kenya

Berkeley Air Monitoring Group trained and led local staff to collect field data to assess effectiveness of several improved stoves in reducing indoor air pollution and personal exposure. The team characterized dimensions of acceptability and sustainability of those improved cooking technologies and their impact on indoor air quality and child health in rural Western Kenya.

Cookstove Usage and Adoption Workshops

Berkeley Air supported Winrock International to prepare and deliver capacity building workshops in Guatemala and Vietnam to train stakeholders in how to design and implement studies to assess cookstove usage patterns and household energy transitions. Displacement of polluting baseline technologies is a critical component of achieving health gains from changes in cooking technologies and fuels.

Prevalent degradation and patterns of use, maintenance, repair, and access to post-acquisition services for biomass stoves in Peru

In this project, Berkeley Air completed an assessment of the post-acquisition services for improved cookstoves (e.g., user maintenance training, replacement parts, and repair services) in four regions of Peru. Methods included the implementation of in-depth household surveys to assess current stove use behavior, maintenance practices, stove durability, access to and use of after-sales services. In-depth surveys were administered to a…