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!
NWHPBA Member Meeting, May 16-17, Double Tree Suites South Center, Seattle, WA. Call 509-474-1403 to register. Events start Monday night.
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
EPA releases "New Source Performance Standards for Residential Wood Heaters." Read the Rule Draft. Read specific rules for wood and pellet stoves, click HERE.
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!
Hot surfaces, especially glass fronts on wood and gas heating appliances, can be dangerous. Click HERE for tips on how to keep your family safe!
- Get Energy Trust of Oregon - See the latest updates: Click HERE
- Oregon Legislature passes bill to direct Oregon DEQ to study older wood stoves. Read MORE.
- Washington County Warned of Woodsmoke Attainment Problems, Read MORE.
- Oregon Dept. of Energy adds Direct Vent Gas fireplaces with efficiency 70% or greater to be RETC program starting in 2015. Click HERE for more information.
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
Great woodburning tips from the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association.
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