Beryl Ajwang

Master of Environmental Management, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, 2018

Beryl is a second year Master of Environmental Management Candidate at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies with an interest in renewable energy and climate change. Prior to joining Yale, she worked as a research analyst with the EED Advisory, a consulting company on energy and environment in Kenya. During that period, she provided technical assistance to the Ministry of Environment in modeling GHG emissions in the energy sector and the abatement potential of renewable energy including biogas for cooking; provided climate change data and intelligence as inputs to capacity development curriculum on current topics such as INDCs, NAMA and climate finance; provided support in developing Renewable Energy Strategy for the African Wildlife Fund; participated in the independent evaluation of the Evidence Base to Catalyse a global market for Clean Cookstoves and Fuels (EBCC), a project funded by United Kingdom Department for International Development(DFID); and supervised household surveys for the development of Turkana county energy. She holds a degree in Environmental and Bio-systems Engineering from the University of Nairobi, Kenya.

Authored Articles
A Modern House

Do Energy Efficiency Labels Increase Home Prices?

According to a recent research study, “Energy Performance Certificates - Informing the Informed or the Indifferent?,” the presence of an energy label on homes does not have any significant impact on home pricing. A team led by Professor Jon Olaf Olaussen from the business school at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology said factors such as the location, landscaping, neighborhood and size of the property take precedence in home purchases. However, this research contradicts several studies that have shown there is a price premium associated with energy labels.