Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.06
Liaison Meredith Moore
Submission Date March 17, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
IN-3: Innovation 3

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Stephanie Lage
Assistant Director
Ctr for Sustainable Environment
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Solar Cookstoves

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

We are working on the so-called Global Cooking Problem. Three billion people — nearly half the world’s population — still cook using solid fuels and that causes over 4 million deaths per year. That’s more than malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS combined.
We have a technology that cooks without fire, without fuel, and creates no emissions, and it is viable virtually worldwide.


A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):

We envision solar harvesting businesses where women operate collection, storage and delivery to their customers.


A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of five):
Yes or No
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Research Yes
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Air & Climate Yes
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Energy Yes
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Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:
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The website URL where information about the innovation is available:

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