Provincial Wood Stove Exchange Program: Results in British Columbia
Over 6,000 wood-burning stoves have been replaced by cleaner burning models since the provincial Wood Stove Exchange Program began five years ago. This equates to a reduction of more than 370 tonnes annually of particulate matter released into the air. The new high-efficiency wood stoves burn one-third less wood and decrease emissions by up to 70%. Read the news release.
From 1995-2004, community exchange programs achieved 1350 exchanges. In 2007, the Skeena Region piloted a new approach to delivering a wood stove exchange program using community-based social marketing. This approach has been implemented in the provincial program starting in 2008, and the results have been significant. By the end of 2015 over 6500 stoves will have been exchanged.
Provincial Wood Stove Exchange Program: Statistics for 2008 – 2015