OHPBA Member Events
OHPBA Spring Conference, May 16, 2016, Holiday Inn Wilsonville, OR. Final Attendance: 53 (36 retailers, 15 exhibitor/sponsor attendees, 2 staff). Click HERE for PICS!
July 15 Breakfast Meeting: Our July breakfast meeting features Tim Reed who will cover Best Business Practices: Tim will present an introduction and then a series of questions for twenty minutes and include another twenty minutes of group discussion. Location, Monarch Hotel, 12566 SE 93rd Ave, Clackamas, OR 97015, Restaurant Mezzanine level.
August Breakfast Meeting (date TBD): Our August breakfast meeting will get your staff ready for the busy fall selling season with some practical sales training.
September 23 Breakfast Meeting and NFI Training: Join us at NW Natural for a hosted breakfast followed by NFI Gas certification training and testing. Advance registration will be required for the NFI class and test since participants will need to had received and ready the manual well in advance. Stay tuned for online registration.
Oregon DEQ On the Road
Oregon DEQ is on the road the next month (June) to share the recommendations from the Wood Stove Working Group. The group is making recommendations for the 2017 Oregon Legislature. We would appreciate any of our members opinions! Plan on attending the meetings if you can. Click HERE for the schedule.
Washington County To Launch Wood Stove Changeout Program
Hillsboro Tribune, April 20, 2016 - Washington County, which is nearly out of compliance with federal air-quality requirements, will offer aid for up to 700 households to help replace their old, polluting wood stoves.
Starting this summer, the county will use grants and other aid to begin a five-year effort to get the most dangerous stoves out of commission, says Matt Davis, the county health agency official in charge of the program. READ MORE.
In ralated news, Tualatin Valley Cable TV Show, Community Matters, airs on wood stoves and air quality rules. Check it out on YouTube. Features Tim Reed, Fireside Home Solutions. Washington County Commissioners approved a Wood Smoke Ordinance October 6. OHPBA presented supportive testimony offering to help with communications and changeout programs. Click HERE for more information.
Retailers, order your FREE Burn Wise Outreach materials. Burn Wise is a program of the U.S. EPA. Click HERE for more information.
Federal Tax Credit for Wood and Pellet Stoves extended
The federal tax credit is retroactive to January 2015 and covers all of 2016. Click HERE for more info.
Draft Rules for Wood Heaters Released
Learn to Stack Wood
Here are some tips on how to stack wood properly. Are you a proud Oregonian wood piler? Send us your pics!
Don't Sell Illegal Stoves!
It is illegal to resell uncertified stoves in Oregon. Click This link for information and how to report illegal activity. Wood and Pellet Stove Laws
Stay Safe Near Hot Surfaces!
Burn Wise is a partnership program of the U.S. EPA. Find information to make informed decisions about what it means to burn wise. Watch the Burn Wise Video on
Find a Dealer
Click HERE for a map of retailers and service providers who are members of OHPBA.
About OHPBA: Oregon Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (OHPBA) is a trade association that promotes products that can enhance your home and improve heating efficiency. These products include fireplaces, heating appliances (hearth products), barbecues, patio furniture and accessories. Affiliated with Hearth Patio & Barbecue Association www.HPBA.org