Kitchen 2.0: Design Guidance for Healthier Cooking Environments

EPA Grant Number: SU835315
Title: Kitchen 2.0: Design Guidance for Healthier Cooking Environments
Investigators: Paterson, Kurtis G. , Maggio, Jarod , Waring, Katherine , Whelan, Kelli , Wohlgemuth, Alex
Current Investigators: Paterson, Kurtis G. , DeYoung, Mark , Maggio, Jarod , May, Jonathan , Peterson, Abram , Ruth, Mollie , Wakeham, Travis , Whelan, Kelli , Wohlgemuth, Alex
Institution: Michigan Technological University
EPA Project Officer: Hahn, Intaek
Phase: I
Project Period: August 15, 2012 through August 14, 2013
Project Amount: $14,950
RFA: P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet (2012) RFA Text |  Recipients Lists
Research Category: Pollution Prevention/Sustainable Development , P3 Challenge Area - Built Environment , P3 Challenge Area - Cook Stoves , P3 Awards , Sustainability


The objective of the proposed student design project is to address challenges related to poor indoor air quality that result in the death of nearly two million people every year.


The strategy of this proposed project is to improve indoor air quality through simple design changes in the cooking environment. This project will investigate such solutions through a cost-effective approach that incorporates field and laboratory observations, computer simulations, and participatory design.

Expected Results:

The expected outcomes of the project are a modeling design package, physical and computational, for assessing the impacts of cooking, stove use, and ventilation design on emission exposure, thus providing a platform for participatory design incorporated into sustainable development interventions. A design guidance manual will be crafted from the work herein for widespread dissemination.

Publications and Presentations:

Publications have been submitted on this project: View all 8 publications for this project

Journal Articles:

Journal Articles have been submitted on this project: View all 1 journal articles for this project

Supplemental Keywords:

built environment, cookstoves, indoor air quality, ventilation, physical modeling, computational simulations, human-centered design

Progress and Final Reports:

  • Final Report