Info for Wood Stove Owners

Four major websites are available that provide information on wood stove exchange in BC and wood burning. Below is a summary of what each website offers.

The BC Government Department of Environment

The Provincial Wood Stove Exchange Program

Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association of Canada


The purpose of the organization is to educate the consumer, promote the wise use of energy, act as a national voice, and provide future directions. The website has information on:

  • Burn it Smart workshops;
  • wood stove exchange programs;
  • wood stove exchange program guidelines; and
  • WETT course schedule.

Clean Air Tool Kit

Clean Air Toolkit
The kit is designed to help local governments develop emission reduction programs in their community. The website has information on:

  • local government jurisdiction (all levels of government);
  • funding for air quality programs;
  • transit-friendly planning (about land use and containing urban sprawl);
  • vehicle emissions (to develop an in-house anti-idling program);
  • smoke emissions (including wood stoves, backyard burning and outdoor boilers); and
  • a number of case studies (as a report) from various regions in B.C., and reference materials available for download.

Wood Energy Technicians of British Columbia

WETBC is a provincial governing body of the Wood Energy Technical Training (WETT) Program in British Columbia. The purpose of the program is to promote knowledge of, and adherence to, the safety regulations governing residential wood-burning systems among those who provide professional services to the public. The website has information on:

  • ethics, a service manual, schedules, consumer information, as well as a course description for WETT technicians;
  • Burn it Smart workshops;
  • wood stove exchange programs; and
  • wood stove exchange program guidelines.