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Basics & Theory

Ecohome: Wood Combustion, How Firewood Burns
Ecohome describes how firewood burns, the stages and processes, and how to get the best heat for your money while being eco-friendly.

US EPA: Wood Combustion Basics
US Environmental Protection Agency online slide show presentation on wood combustion basics covers wood composition, combustion process, moisture content and seasoning. (PDF)
Education & Training

WET BC: Wood Energy Technical Training Certification Courses
Wood Energy Technicians of British Columbia is the provincial governing body of the Wood Energy Technical Training Program in British Columbia. They offer training courses and recognition of professional competence in the field of residential woodburning. The program was developed to promote knowledge of and adherence to, the safety regulations governing residential woodburning systems among those who provide professional services to the public.
Industry Sectors

WET-BC: Wood Energy Technicians of BC
Wood Energy Technicians of BC is the provincial governing body of the Wood Energy Technical Training Program in British Columbia. To ensure that residential wood heating systems are designed and installed safely and effectively, consider using a WET-BC Certified Wood Energy Technician.
Information Sources

US EPA: Burn Wise Resource Site On Wood Burning
US Environmental Protection Agency site offers information and resources covering importance of burning the right wood, the right way, in the right wood-burning appliance to protect your home, health, and the air.

Woodheat: Resource Site On Wood Burning
Woodheat is a resource site of the Wood Heat Organization a nonprofit, nongovernmental agency dedicated to the responsible use of wood as a home heating fuel.
Issues & Performance

BNL: Emissions From Gas, Oil & Wood Pellet Heating Systems
Brookhaven National laboratory report Evaluation ofGas, Oil and Wood Pellet Fueled Residential Heating System Emissions Characteristics measured emissions from a wide range of heating equipment burning different fuels including several liquid fuel options, utility supplied natural gas and wood pellet resources. The major effort was placed on generating a database for the mass emission rate of fine particulates (PM 2.5) for the various fuel types studied. (PDF)

GBA: Should Green Homes Burn Wood?
Green Building Advisor discusses the pros and cons of burning wood, and suggests that is certain cases it may be the greenest solution.

Green Spec: Have Your Wood Or Pellet Stove And Cleaner Air Too
Green Spec describes newer wood stove technologies that produce less smoke.

HPBAC: Promoting Clean Wood Burning
Hearth Patio & Barbecue Association of Canada says wood heating industry has evolved substantially over the past few years. The vast majority of appliances sold on the market now meet the emission limits set by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as well as the Canadian standard CSA B415.1. Wood burned in these certified appliances emit up to 90% less particulate (pollution) than older stoves, making it a clean, renewable energy source.

OWA: Fuelwood, Environment, And 21st Century
Ontario Woodlot Association discussion paper Fuelwood, the Environment and the 21st Century provides federal, provincial and municipal leaders and the general public with key and important facts linking sustainable forestry practices, advanced wood burning technology and good wood burning practices with cleaner air. (PDF)

Building Green: Heating With Wood Safely & Efficiently
Building Green provides an understanding of wood stoves and wood heat so that you can educate your clients.

CMHC: Efficient Convenient Wood Heating
CMHC describes steps to efficient, convenient wood heating including system design & safety, buying & preparing firewood, storing wood, how to start a fire with little or no smoke, operating a wood heater effectively, and sources of more information. (PDF)

CMHC: Guide To Wood Heating
CMHC online Guide to Residential Wood Heating describes selection of a wood burning device, and how to operate it safely and efficiently. (PDF)

WET BC: Online Guides For Wood Heating Systems & Safety
Wood Energy Technicians of BC has online guides with procedures and specification for installation and maintenance of wood burning systems, equipment and components.
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