Standards

Standards provide rigorous definitions and goals for emissions (relevant for climate and health), efficiency, safety, durability, and quality. Review the international and national standards documents that are currently used to support donor and investment decisions and drive manufacturers to improve their technologies.

The best available international guidelines were developed through an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) consensus process - the International Workshop Agreement (IWA).  Learn more about the IWA and how it can be used, including to define the Alliance's goal of 100 million households adopting clean and efficient stoves and fuels. We also welcome you to join the standards development process, to improve standards to be more rigorous, consistent, and clear.

 

International
ISO International Workshop Agreement

In February 2012, more than 90 stakeholders from 23 countries met for an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) meeting that resulted in unanimous support among meeting participants for an International Workshop Agreement (IWA 11:2012 Guidelines for Evaluating Cookstove Performance).  These interim guidelines for efficiency, total emissions, indoor emissions, and safety are a significant step forward in developing international standards. The technical content is available here.


ISO Technical Committee 285 is currently developing new standards. Until those are completed, the IWA are the interim guidelines to support collaboration and easy communication of test results
Standardized Reporting
IWA Test Reporting Form and Policy

The Global Alliance recommends that partners use this standardized reporting form and policy, to help non-technical audiences interpret and compare test results. This form was developed with input from Alliance partners.

National
Bolivia, ETD 83001, Cocinas mejoradas

Condiciones técnicas mínimas de instalación, funcionamiento y de rendimiento (Minimum technical conditions of installation, operation and performance)

India, BIS 13152, Portable Solid Bio
India, BIS 13152, Portable Solid Bio-Mass Cookstove (Chulha), currently under revision.
Kenya, KS 1814-1
Performance requirements and test methods:
South Africa, SANS 1913 2008
Kerosene for domestic heating and illuminating
Uganda, US 761

Energy efficiency stoves – Household biomass stoves – Performance requirements and test methods

Zimbabwe, Ref. 05/03/2012 S. Control No. 354594
Method of Tests and Compliance with SANS 1906-2006
Indonesia, SNI 7926-2013

Indonesia National Standard Method (SNI) 7926-2013, Biomass Stove Performance

ASABE Testing and Reporting Solar Cooker Performance
This Standard is intended to promote uniformity and consistency in the terms and units used to describe, test, rate, and evaluate solar cookers, solar cooker components, and solar cooker operation.

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