HPBA Resources

HPBA National

HPBA – Advocacy Center To ensure that your concerns are known and understood by key policymakers, the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association advocates for our industries and interests before federal, state and local governments, officials and regulators. Visit the HPBA Advocacy Center to learn more.  

HPBA – Legislative Action Center Connect with your Legislators and take action on issues important to your business.  

Tom Pugh Government Affairs Academy Tom Pugh Government Affairs Academy graduates have played pivotal roles in advocating against over-regulation by local, state and federal governments since its launch in 2006. This biennial program is a multi-day, intensive classroom and hands-on experience that trains hearth professionals to become advocates for the industry.  

Wood Stove Change Out HPBA in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), local governments and industry partners — supports the development and implementation of woodstove changeout programs.  


Burn Wise Website The EPA Supports the Hearth Patio & Barbecue Association and the National Fireplace Institute! The EPA’s Burn Wise Website has a lot of materials – including downloadable brochures!  

NSPS – New Source Performance Standards On February 3, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) strengthened its clean air standards for residential wood heaters.  Find out how the New Source Performance Standards – NSPS, will affect you.

Codes and Standards

International Code Council

International Fuel Gas Code – IFGC 2018 The International Fuel Gas Code establishes minimum requirements for fuel gas systems and gas fired appliances.  

International Residential Code – IRC 2018 The International residential Code establishes minimum requirements for one and two family dwellings and town houses.  

International CODE Collections – 2018 All other 2018 International Codes can be found here.

National Fire Protection Association

NFPA 211 – Standard for Chimneys, Fireplaces, Vents and Solid Fuel-Burning Appliances NFPA 211 reduces fire hazards by ensuring the safe removal of flue gases, the proper installation of solid fuel-burning appliances, and the correct construction and installation of chimneys, fireplaces, and venting systems.  

NFPA 54 – National Fuel Gas Code

NFPA 54.ANSIZ223.1 provides minimum safety requirements for the design and installation of fuel gas piping systems in homes and other buildings.

NFI -National Fireplace Institute

National Fireplace Institute

The National Fireplace institute Promotes Safety, Understanding and Responsibility in all facets of hearth appliances and products through Professional Training, Certification and Public Education Programs since 1981. NFI certifies installers in three hearth product categories based on fuel type. Wood, Gas, Pellet. NFI also recognizes individuals who have successfully gained all three NFI Certifications as Master Hearth Professionals®. These individuals have reached the highest level of certification in the hearth industry and proudly display that title.