Question and answers

What is the goal of this survey?

The overarching goal of this study is to improve understanding of the best ways to reduce exposures to air contaminants from cooking. Specifically we seek to understand when and why people chose to use kitchen ventilation equipment in energy efficient homes.

To support this goal, Berkeley Lab is asking occupants of energy efficient homes to complete a short, online survey. The survey asks questions about the characteristics of the home, cooking and ventilation equipment installed in the home, cooking and ventilation activities, reasons for using and not using ventilation and perceptions of indoor air quality.

How can I collaborate?

You can help by simply filling out the online survey, which you can find here (Link). Almost all questions are multiple-choice. The study was designed to take about 10-15 minutes to complete.

How will Berkeley Lab use information you collect?

The information collected in the survey will be analyzed to identify trends in behaviors and attitudes in homes with various types of ventilation equipment. The intent is to publish summary results in a publicly available report. The data collected in the survey may be shared with other researchers but the names and contact information of participants will not be shared.

What if I have further questions?

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions regarding this survey or the filter study: Brett Singer ( or Gabriel Rojas (

The survey can be accessed directly here: