Check out the links below for more information on the impacts of domestic heatstove emissions, what others are doing to reduce them, and how you can help. Scroll all the way down for some useful videos.
National programs on domestic heating:
- Elora Centre for Environmental Excellence
- Nanaimo, Canada
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Burn Wise Program
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Best Burn Practices
- List of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency certified wood burning fireplaces
- U.S. Department of Energy Wood and Pellet Heating
Intergovernmental organizations resources:
- Nordic Council report “Legislation and Regulations in Nordic Countries to Control Emissions from Residential Wood Burning: An Examination of Past Experience,” Nordic Council of Ministers, 2014.
- Arctic Council report “Reduction of Black Carbon Emissions from Residential Wood Combustion in the Arctic,” Arctic Contaminants Action Program (ACAP), 2014.
Short-lived climate pollutant resources:
- Climate and Clean Air Coalition
- Climate and Clean Air Coalition “Reducing SLCPs from Household Cooking and Domestic Heating” initiative
- World Health Organization/Climate and Clean Air Coalition report “Reducing Global Health Risks Through Mitigation of Short-Lived Climate Pollutants: Scoping report for policymakers,” 2015.
Other organizations with useful information:
- Video on woodstoves and health
- Danish video
- The following video from the U.S. State of Washington also demonstrates how to operate wood stoves more efficiently to produce the same (or greater) heat output while using less fuel, saving money, and reducing soot emissions.