The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the State of Vermont have been leading the charge to reduce the emissions on outdoor wood boilers, so it makes good sense that they chose Waterbury, VT to announce the EPA Phase II voluntary program. We were on the grounds of the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation with a number of other manufacturers (including Hardy and Northwest Manufacturing) to support the EPA announcement on cleaner outdoor wood heaters.
Phil Etter (VT DEC)
We were able to chat with many of the people responsible for the program including Phil Etter (VTDEC) and Gil Wood (EPA).
Our local dealer (Johnson Hardware) did a yeoman’s job getting a unit up and running so we could demonstrate the operation and performance to government officials. There is nothing like opening up the secondary firebox door and watching the wood gasification process taking place in the Greenwood Carbon Reactor to leave an impression.
Gil Wood (EPA)
There was also a lot of press at the event – take a listen to what Vermont Public Radio has to say about the event.
Greenwood in the News