With the high cost of heating oil, more Vermonters are looking to wood as a source of heat and hot water, but not all wood heat is the same. While indoor wood stoves have been tested and certified by the EPA for emissions since 1990, testing and certification of more efficient outdoor wood boilers (OWBs) is a more recent development.
The Air Quality and Climate Division administers funding to provide incentives for reducing air pollution. Past and current programs focus on woodstove change outs, diesel emissions reduction, and outdoor wood-fired boiler change outs. Current funding opportunities are listed below. Funding availability changes over time, so please check back often to see what current opportunities are.