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Burn Wise EPA

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Burn Wise is a partnership program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that emphasizes the importance of burning the right wood, the right way, in the right wood-burning appliance to protect your home, health, and the air we breathe.

The Burnwise program covers three types of heaters: Woodstoves, Fireplaces and Hydronic Heaters (Outdoor Wood Boilers).

"EPA qualified" units often carry a temporary hang tag on the front or back of the heater to demonstrate that these models have met EPA qualifications to be considered cleaner burning.

EPA-qualified is a term used for appliances that have been demonstrated to meet the emission levels set by EPA's Voluntary Fireplace and Hydronic Heater Programs and are based on pounds of particle pollution per million BTUs of heat output and grams/kilogram, respectively.

Appliances meeting the EPA Qualified status are not "EPA-certified" per EPA's Wood Heater New Source Performance Standard (NSPS) regulation.

Learn more: Burn Wise EPA websiteExternal Site

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US EPA

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Government

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WaterSense

Member of: ANSI


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Key data

Year ecolabel est. 2007

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Building products Energy Other

Other categories: Wood stoves, fireplaces, burners


Where this ecolabel is found
United States



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Last updated: 20 January 2012