Hearth Products — Special Projects

Independent Expertise for a Wide Spectrum of combustion projects

Large Scale Research

  • State, Local, Federal (U.S), and International
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Hazardous Air Pollutants
  • Partnerships with Many Analytical Laboratories
  • Emission Inventories

Comparative Emissions

  • Manufactured Fuels
  • Wax/Fiber Firelogs
  • Pellet Fuels and Compressed Logs
  • Fire Starters
  • Chafing Fuels
  • Real-Time Emissions Measurement Capabilities
  • Comparison to Typical Cordwood
  • Real World Fueling Protocols
  • Spectrum of Typical Appliances

Custom R&D

  • Custom Testing Programs
  • Research and Product Development
  • Emission Reduction Devices
  • Electrostatic Precipitators
  • Novel Products
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Carbon Credit Evaluations

Standardized Testing

  • SCAQMD Rule 1174-VOC Emissions for Charcoal Lighter Products (Screening and Complete Rule 1174)
  • ANSI / UL / ULC 2115 Standard for Processed Solid-Fuel Firelogs and Firestarters
  • ULC/ORD-C127 Composite Fire Logs

To learn more about Special Projects services, please contact:


Lyrik Pitzman
Special Projects Manager

503.650.0088    (x3004)


Key Words: emissions, real-time, emission factors, woodsmoke, woodstoves, fireplace, residential wood combustions, cookstoves, climate change, methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur dioxide (SO2), volatile organic compounds (VOC), carbon monoxide (CO), metals, air toxics, benzene, hazardous air pollutants (HAP), fine particulate matter (PM2.5), particulate matter (PM), carbon dioxide (CO2), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)