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Burn Wise

Burn Wise Additional Resources

Below are additional resources with wood-burning information. 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.

Choosing a Wood Heating Appliance

  • Pellet Fuels Institute Exit (137k) - This calculator compares costs of using different fuel types, including wood, gas, oil, and electric.

Installation and Maintenance

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Health

  • EPA's AIRNow - Find the air quality forecast for your area.

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State, Tribal and Local Agencies

  • DOE's Tribal Energy ProgramExit - Provides financial and technical assistance to tribes to evaluate and develop renewable energy resources and reduce energy consumption.
  • EPA' Backyard Burning Website - Burning household waste is harmful to your health and the environment. Learn more about the problems and alternatives to backyard burning.
  • EPA's Tribal Air Website - 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.
  • EPA's Valley Identification Tool and Valley Profile Tool - Valleys in New England are especially vulnerable to higher levels of PM2.5 from wood smoke during winter air inversions. These tools identify populated valleys throughout New England that are at risk for wood smoke pollution. They can be used to better plan air quality monitoring, outreach and mitigation.

  • European Wood-Heating Technology SurveyExit - An Overview of Combustion Principles and the Energy and Emissions Performance of Commercially Available Systems in Austria, Germany, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden.
  • It All Adds Up InitiativeExit - A federal, public education and partnership-building initiative developed to provide public information about the impact of inidividual choices on air quality.
  • NESCAUM Model RuleExit  - A model rule that state and local agencies can use to regulate hydronic heater emissions.
  • The Partnership for Clean Indoor AirExit  - Resources and expertise to improve health, livelihood, and quality of life by reducing exposure to indoor air pollution in developing countries.