Upcoming Learn at Lunch LIVE Webinar:
Options for Reducing Wood Smoke
Date: March 22, 2016
Time: 12 pm – 1 pm MST
Part 1: Northern Utah Wood Smoke Survey
Speaker: Joel Karmazyn, Environmental Scientist, Department of Environmental Quality
The purpose of the survey was to provide detailed information on the wood-burning practices of residents in the seven northern counties that currently fail to meet federal air quality standards for PM2.5 during wintertime inversions. Questions included: a. The type, age, and number of wood-burning appliances. b. The amount of wood burned in each appliance in a typical year. c. The time of day and months during which residents use their wood-burning appliances. Division of Air Quality is using the data to estimate county-wide wood-burning emissions for each type of wood-burning appliance (i.e., wood stove, fireplace, etc.).
Part 2: Reducing Wood Smoke
Speaker: John Ackerly, President, Alliance for Green Heat
John Ackerly will discuss heat trends in Utah vs. the rest of the nation, how income impacts wood use in the home, non-attainment area heating trends, process of EPA stove testing for emissions (lab testing vs. real world burning), consequences of having outdated wood heating equipment, options to reduce wood smoke (targeted actions explained), actions other states have taken to address this issue (change outs, regulations), best practices / recommendations if wood burning is the preferred method to heat with.
*No registration required for this FREE webinar!
This webinar is good for 1 CEU from the following organizations:
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Each webinar will have a unique website.
1. Plan to enter the webinar a few minutes early to enter CEU information and answer survey questions.
2. Click on the web link provided for the session: https://connect.usu.edu/wood-smoke/
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3. Enter as a guest – or enter your name.
4. You should be taken to the presentation screen and have access to the audio. You are encouraged to participate and ask questions in the chat pod in the lower left corner.
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