S.F. Bay area bans wood-burning devices in all new homes

Up to $3 million in rebates is pledged to help cover some costs of replacing residents’ wood-burning devices

By Peter Fabris, Contributor | November 12, 2015

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District in San Francisco passed the nation's first ban on wood-burning devices for all new home construction.

In addition, existing homes with chimneys and remodels that cost $15,000 or more must be replaced with a device that meets EPA standards, or a gas or electric device.

The area's air quality board pledged up to $3 million in rebates to help cover some costs of replacing wood-burning devices for people who use them for heat.

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