The Partnership for Clean Indoor Air has made available draft design and performance guidance for public comment. These guidelines are the product of the PCIA workshop held in early 2004 in Seattle, Washington, to establish broad design and performance principles for home cooking and heating practices that can be used by a wide range of organizations worldwide. The workshop was held in conjunction with the annual conference of Engineers in Technical and Humanitarian Opportunities of Service-learning (ETHOS). Household energy and indoor air pollution experts gathered to: define the terms "clean," "efficient," "affordable," "reliable," and "safe" as they relate to home cooking and heating practices; identify best practices; and establish design and performance guidelines.
In order for these guidelines to take into account the vast experience of household energy implementers around the world, USEPA is soliciting comments. You can download an electronic copy in PDF format by clicking on the link below. If needed, you can download the current version of Adobe Acrobat reader free from Adobe's website.