University of Maryland Extension

Residential Wood Energy Resources

 

Publications

ID #

Publication Name/Description

2013Hearth Dealer Directory: Where to Buy Wood and Pellet Stoves - University of Maryland Extension Publication #2013
2013-ADirectory of Maryland Firewood Dealers - University of Maryland Extension Publication #2013-A
---About - Maryland Woodland Energy Coalition
---A Prospectus for Advancing Bio-thermal Energy in Maryland - Maryland Wood Energy Coalition
---MD Clean Burning Wood Stove Grant Program - University of Maryland Extension
FS-926 Heating With Wood in Maryland - University of Maryland Extension Fact Sheet #926   
FS-936The Wood Stove Checklist- University of Maryland Extension Fact Sheet #936
FS-937Buying and Storing Firewood & Pellets - University of Maryland Extension Fact Sheet #937
FS-938Buying a Second Hand Wood Stove - University of Maryland Extension Fact Sheet #938
FS-939Buying a Clean Burning Wood Stove - University of Maryland Extension Fact Sheet #939
FS-940Considerations for your Wood or Pellet Stove Installation - University of Maryland Extension Fact Sheet #940
FS-953Best Management Practices for Installing and Firing Outdoor Wood Boilers - University of Maryland Extension Fact Sheet #953

Webinars

January 12, 2016

Learning How to Heat with Wood & Pellets:
Be Warm and Save $$$!
(1 hour 35 minutes)

Presented by  the Woodland Stewardship Education program of the University of Maryland Extension.
Speakers:
Jonathan Kays (Natural Resources Specialist, University
of Maryland Extension) and Suzanne Turner (Survival Products, Inc.)

Webinar presentations (PDF of PowerPoints):
Kays woodstove section
Turner section
Kays outdoor wood boiler section

December 18, 2014

Best Practices in Wood and Pellet Stove Incentive Programs (1 hour)

Presented by  the Woodland Stewardship Education program of the University of Maryland Extension. 

Speakers: 
Jonathan Kays (Natural Resources Specialist, University 
of Maryland Extension); John Ackerly (President, Alliance for Green Heat); Emilee van Norden (Biomass Program Manager, Maryland Energy Administration).

Webinar presentations (PDF of PowerPoints): 
Kays section
Ackerly section
Van Norden section

"Best Practices in Wood and Pellet Stove Incentive Programs: 
A report prepared for the University of Maryland Extension 
Woodland Stewardship Education program"
 
by John Ackerly & Melissa Bollman, Alliance for Green Heat (PDF)

January 31, 2012

Heating with Wood - Opportunities and Challenges for Homeowners
(1 hour)

There were two identical broadcasts for this webinar. The webinar recording above is the second presentation. In addition, we have included the question & answer session from the first recording.

Question & Answer Session (Noon Recording)

Recommended resources:

Webinar presentation (PDF of PowerPoint)
University of Maryland Extension Fact Sheet #926: Heating With Wood

World Wide Web resources

Maryland Energy Administration (MEA)The MEA administers a residential wood energy grant program for individuals looking to invest in clean energy. To learn more about the "Clean Burning Wood Stove Grant program," click above, contact MEA at 410-260-7183, or email cepg.mea@maryland.gov .
Alliance for Green HeatThe Alliance for Green Heat champions high-efficiency wood combustion as an affordable and sustainable heating solution. They work with environmental and forestry organizations, air quality experts, the wood and pellet stove industry, and others to help educate the public and elected officials. In addition, the Alliance spearheads advances in wood heat technology through their "Wood Stove Design Challenge." Visit their website here.
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