2018 Coldstream/Lavington/Lumby Woodstove Exchange Program

DutchWest-Catalytic-Wood-Burning-StoveLumby is now included in the Coldstream/Lavington Woodstove Exchange Program.  Since these areas share the same airshed it made sense!

Lavington Life Society will be administering the 2018 Coldstream/Lavington/Lumby Woodstove Exchange Program.  Funding from the B.C. Government in partnership with the B.C. Lung Association has been approved for approximately 12 wood stove exchanges. The new incentive levels are:
1) $250 for the replacement of an uncertified wood burning stove/insert with a qualifying EPA or CSA certified replacement or an uncertified wood appliance with an EPA or CSA certified wood appliance.
2) $400 for the change-outs to a cleaner burning appliance such a pellet stove, an electric heat pump, or a gas or propane stove. (rebate increases from $250 to $400 to change wood appliance for pellet, heat pump, gas or propane appliance).

Rebates will be available on a first come first served basis.  Coldstream residents will also receive a matching $250 or $400 rebate from Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc.   Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc. is required to match rebates from the B.C. Government and B.C. Lung Association as outlined in the Memorandum of Understanding between three members of Lavington Life, the Ministry of the Environment and Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc., dated June 17, 2016.  The Memorandum of Understanding is the result of a mediated settlement of an appeal between Lavington Life members, the Ministry of the Environment and Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc.  Participating retailers will also be offering rebates of $150 for a total savings of up to $950 for Coldstream residents.  The Village of Lumby will match $250 for the first 4 applicants of 2018 , (residents with postal code of V0E 2G0 only).

Retailers wishing to participate in the program should contact the program coordinator (Dian Wirth) at cswoodstove@shaw.ca 

A key component of the program is that the older non EPA wood stove or wood insert is destroyed and recycled.  To be eligible for the $250 or $400  rebate from the B.C. Government and the B.C. Lung Association customers must live in the District of Coldstream, Village of Lumby, Whitevale or Mabel Lake Road area.  They must purchase a new qualifying appliance from a local retailer, and the address where the unit is installed must also be within the District of Coldstream, Village of Lumby, Whitevale or Mabel Lake Road area.  For information on which appliances qualify to be upgraded, and which appliances qualify as replacements visit the:  BC Government website

Steps:

  • Visit your local participating retailer (listed below).
  • Determine if your old stove qualifies to be replaced.  The retailer can help you with this or you can email cswoodstove@shaw.ca
  • Obtain a numbered tracking form from the retailer who will help you complete the form and forward the paperwork to the administrator of the program (Lavington Life Society).
  • Choose a new EPA-certified wood, pellet, electric heat pump or gas burning hearth product (freestanding or fireplace insert).
  • Destroy and recycle your qualifying non EPA old wood burning appliance.  Some retailers will recycle the appliance for you and submit relevant documentation.
  • Install the new appliance using a WETT certified installer or have the installation inspected by a WETT certified inspector.  If installing a gas appliance, submit gas permit.  Submit proof of installation/inspection.
  • Coldstream residents  will receive two separate cheques sent directly to your mailing address, a “Burn it Smart” DVD and a moisture meter.  Lumby residents will receive one cheque, a “Burn it Smart” DVD and a moisture meter.  The first four applicants from Lumby (V0E 2G0) will receive an additional rebate of $250 from the Village of Lumby.

The old wood burning appliance must be recycled and proof of recycling or destruction of the old stove must be provided (recycling documentation from landfill, or metal recyclers, or pictures of the old unit before removing and after disabling).  Customers must also provide proof that the new appliance was installed in their residence in  according to safety standards by providing a  report from a WETT certified installer or proof that a gas appliance was installed with a gas permit . Rebates are limited – approximately 12 for 2018.   Therefore they will be issued on a first come, first served basis for these who meet all the program requirements.  Rebate money will be available starting January 2018 and will be available until December 31, 2018 or until all the rebates have been awarded.  Customers will obtain a numbered tracking form from participating retailers and following completion of the tracking form along with proof of recycling of the old stove, proof of purchase of the new qualifying appliance and proof of a WETT certified installation or proof of a gas permit, rebates will be processed by the program coordinator within approximately 30 days of receiving documents.    Qualifying products must be purchased within the same year as the rebate program (2018).

 

Participating retailers:

Home Building Centre-Vernon   4601 27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 4Y8, Tel:  250-545-5384, Fax:  250-545-0083

Ace Building Centre, Lumby, B.C. – 2060 Shuswap Avenue, Lumby, B.C. V0E 2G0, Tel: 250-547-2121, Fax: 250-547-2004

Stonecast Impressions Ltd.,  2203 18th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 6P6, Tel: 778-475-6177, Fax: 778-475-6177

Sunfire Systems Ltd., 1633 Vernon Street, Lumby, B.C. V0E 2G0, Tel: 778-473-9008

Vernon Stone and Fireplaces Ltd, 104 – 1340 Kalamalka Lake Road, Vernon, B.C. V1T 6V2, Tel: 250-260-3089, Fax:  250 260 3087

For more information about the program, please contact Dian Wirth at 250 558 8207 or email:  cswoodstove@shaw.ca.  

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