Success Stories

Woodstove changeout programs work in communities and regions of all types and sizes. Since every community faces distinct challenges and opportunities, the following stories highlight approaches and lessons learned that can be applied in your community as you plan and implement your campaign.

  • Improving Air Quality: This story focuses on an inversion prone, rural changeout in a community dependent on wood heat and demonstrates the impacts on a community that is tailor-made in terms of its geography, population, and energy use. (Libby, Montana)
  • A Local Partnership: Washington County, Oregon's Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of Community Development worked together to leverage its relationships with local health, environmental, industry, and community organizations to create its successful program. (Washington County, Oregon)
  • Two Zones, One Community: The Portola area needed to more effectively clean up the area's air and help areas with the highest need. A successful changeout organized the area into two zones with people in the more highly populated Zone 1 receiving a higher incentive amount than those in the more sparsely populated Zone 2. (Portola, CA)