Resources & Links
HPBA offers many resources to stay up-to-date with our current issues. Through our Government Links, a wealth of information about our Legislative, Executive and Judicial branches of government is now available through the Internet. Our Industry Links provide more technical knowledge about industry.
Become familiar with them and bookmark those that interest you!
The monthly, short-term Energy Outlook, the best quick look at the next few months' energy prices and availability.
The U.S. government's official web portal, USA.gov is a one-stop shop where you can find almost any information about federal, state and local government, federal laws and regulations, and much more. Because it contains links to many of the sites listed below, it could be the only site you ever use.
Direct access to one of the two federal lawmaking Houses of the Congress of the United States. Each state is entitled to two Senators, each serving a six-year term.
Direct access to one of the two federal lawmaking Houses of the Congress of the United States. Each State is entitled to at least one Representative, serving a two-year term. Additional House seats are apportioned on the basis of state population.
Named for Thomas Jefferson, THOMAS is where to go for information on federal legislation. Run by the Library of Congress, THOMAS provides the text and history of legislation, public laws, the Congressional Record, committee reports and more.
This is the main site for one of our most influential federal agencies. Burn Wise is an important source of information on the EPA voluntary partnership program that emphasizes the importance of properly burning wood, especially in Hydronic Heaters and Fireplaces.
Official energy statistics from the U.S. Government.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regulates and oversees energy industries in the economic, environmental and safety interests of the American public.
Particulate Non-Attainment Areas (last updated, summer 2006)
AHRI is the trade association representing more than 300 manufacturers of air conditioning, heating and commercial refreigeration equipment.
American Gas Association (AGA)
The American Gas Association is an advocate for local natural gas utility companies, member natural gas pipelines, marketers, gatherers, international gas companies and industry associates.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) coordinates the development and use of voluntary consensus standards in the United States.
A non-profit, educational institution dedicated to chimney and venting system safety.
CSA America, Inc. is a standards writing body in the United States for appliances and accessories fuelled by natural, liquified petroleum and hydrogen gases.
International Code Council (ICC)
The largest building and safety code organization.
Intertek Testing Services
Intertek offers services such as testing, inspection and certification of products, commodities and systems.
National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) - Broad information regarding home ownership, new home construction and remodeling.
OMNI Testing Laboratories
OMNI provides gas, wood, pellet and masonry heater testing and certifications.
Underwriter's Laboratories (UL)
Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) is an independent, not-for-profit product-safety testing and certification organization.
Vent-Free Gas Products Alliance
The Vent-Free Gas Products Alliance works to assure that current markets are preserved and that barriers are removed in all trade areas for future growth of America's vent-free gas products industry.