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The following are additional resources and web sites that address wood-burning. They include sites from the EPA, state and local agencies, and partner organizations. For a list of documents, brochures and studies regarding wood-burning, visit the publications page.

Video Highlights

How to select a new stove for home heat
Department of Ecology, State of Washington Exit EPA disclaimer - A Quick Guide on How to Select a New Stove for Home Heat.

How to Burn Wise
HPBA's Burn Wise Video Guide Exit EPA disclaimer - A Video Guide to Operating Your Wood Stove Efficiently

Resources for Choosing a Wood Heating Appliance

  • Wise Heat Exit EPA disclaimer - Provides alternative heating reviews and information.
  • Hearth.com Exit EPA disclaimer - A comprehensive website that will help you find most any hearth product you are looking for and/or address any of your hearth questions.

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Installation and Maintenance Resources

  • National Fireplace Institute Exit EPA disclaimer - An independent, non-profit certification agency that provides certification for proper installation of hearth products.

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Health Resources

  • EPA's AIRNow - Provides the air quality forecast for your area.
  • EPA's Asthma Website - Shares information about environmental factors found indoors and outdoors that trigger asthma.
  • NoAttacks.org Exit EPA disclaimer - Provides simple information on asthma triggers.

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Resources for State, Tribal and Local Agencies

  • DOE's Tribal Energy Program - provides financial and technical assistance to tribes to evaluate and develop their renewable energy resources and reduce their energy consumption through efficiency and weatherization.
  • EPA's Indoor Air Quality - provides resources and information on how to protect the air in your home, school or building.
  • EPA's Tribal Air Website - Provides access to key information; promotes the exchange of ideas; and makes available relevant documents to all environmental professionals who live and work in Indian country.
  • European Wood-Heating Technology Survey - An Overview of Combustion Principles and the Energy and Emissions Performance of Commercially Available Systems in Austria, Germany, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden.
  • Examples of Hydronic Heater Codes Exit EPA disclaimer - Provides samples of local codes for municipalities, including information like setback restrictions, stack locations, and restrictions on types of fuel.
  • It All Adds Up Initiative - A public education and partnership-building initiative developed by several federal agencies for the purpose of informing the public about the impact of their choices on air quality.
  • NESCAUM Model Rule Exit EPA disclaimer - model rule that state and local agencies can use to regulate hydronic heater emissions.
  • The Partnership for Clean Indoor Air Exit EPA disclaimer - provides resources and expertise to improve health, livelihood, and quality of life by reducing exposure to indoor air pollution in developing countries.
  • Steel Recycling Institute Exit EPA disclaimer - Use this link to locate local steel recyclers who could participate in your changeout campaign by recycling old wood stoves.

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Webinar and Workshop Presentations

  • Reducing Residential Wood Smoke: EPA Programs and Tools Available to State, Tribal and Local Agencies - Webinar presented on June 25, 2013
    • EPA Programs and Tools Available to States, Tribes and Locals (Larry Brockman, EPA)
    • A Case Study: Responding to a Wood Smoke Health Complaint (Judy Abbott, NY State Dept. of Health)
    • Residential Wood Smoke Monitoring Kit: A Tool to Consider (George Allen, Northeast States for a Coordinated Air Use Management)
    • Oregon’s Wood Stove Removal Upon Sale of Home Program: How it Came To Be (Rachel Sakata, Oregon, DEQ)
    • Wood Smoke Reduction and Public Outreach: Lessons Learned in Pierce County, WA (Melissa Paulson, Puget Sound Clean Air Agency)
    • Presentation Materials (PDF) (72pp, 3.8 MB)
    • Webinar Recording

The following presentations were given at the EPA/WESTAR Residential Wood Smoke Workshop on March 1-3, 2011, in Salt Lake City, UT.

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Air Quality Tools

  • AirData - Provides air pollution data from ambient monitoring and the National Emission Inventory.
  • National Emissions Inventory - EPA estimates wood-burning emissions at the county level as part of the National Emissions Inventory (NEI).

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