How to Build a Clean-burning Institutional Cookstove

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Introduction: How to Build a Clean-burning Institutional Cookstove

About: E4C’s mission is to improve the lives of underserved communities by better preparing the global development workforce, optimizing the solutions development cycle, and ensuring public health and safety.

To get all of the wood-saving efficiency and smoke-minimizing power of the clean-burning household cookstove on a much larger scale, we provide this guide to building a professional-sized stove for businesses, schools or clinics. The guide is hand-drawn by Charles Newman, an architect and member of the Engineers Without Borders – USA New York Professional Chapter. Last year, Charles built and installed three versions of this stove in a grade-school kitchen in Usalama, Kenya. The stoves are part of a kitchen renovation that he performed on the slimmest of budgets ("$0.00," using repurposed parts and a leftover budget from an earlier project), which you can read about here . The stoves are still cooking in Usalama, and a copy of this same guide resides in the community's library.

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