Dennis Bogle with the City of Laguna Beach invited Earth’s Flame, Inc. CEO, Lisa Leighton, to speak about EPA Qualified Retrofits at the ICC Orange Empire Chapter meeting last Thursday. 50 building officials from Orange County and the Inland Empire learned about the amended building codes from Laguna to ensure that their cities require EPA Qualified retrofits to be installed during any Major Remodel, to help improve the air quality from wood burning fireplaces.
Below is Laguna Beach City Ordinance 4.503.2
4.503.2 Wood-burning fireplaces. Any “major remodel” to a single family residence as defined in Section 25.08.024 of Title 25 of the Laguna Beach Municipal Code, will require retrofit of any existing wood-burning fireplace to comply with U.S. EPA Phase II emission limits by using a qualified retrofit insert, converting the existing wood-burning fireplace to gas-only use or other approved device.
We stopped by a customers house yesterday where we installed an Earth’s Flame Hybrid Clean Burn System one year ago. Look how clean their firebox and flue are after burning a full cord of wood. They absolutely love the product!
Most of us have gone to the beach or to a campground and are familiar with fire rings. Sitting around fire rings with friends, perhaps cooking marshmallows or hot dog. I often part of the beach or camping experience.