Earn up to a $1,500 Tax Credit When Purchasing a Clean, Green Heating Appliance

As temperatures fall and thoughts turn to warding off the approaching cold weather, Americans have more incentive than ever to install a new wood or pellet-burning stove. That’s because homeowners can save significantly thanks to a federal consumer tax credit designed to encourage energy-conscious purchases. [FULL ARTICLE]

IRS Guidance on Tax Credit for Purchase of Biomass Stoves
On June 1, 2009, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) finally issued its guidance for the
30% consumer tax credit (up to $1500) for the purchase and installation of a 75-percent
efficient biomass-burning stove. 

Top Tips to Green Your Home and Your Wallet
The HPBA Communications Department recently completed and posted on the website, Top Tips to Green Your Home and Your Wallet, in conjunction with Earth Day, There is a very handy PDF for retailers, and is available under
the fact sheets pull down menu on the right-hand side.
Introducing FedEx Advantage® for MWHPBA Members
HPBA is proud to support our members and has teamed up with FedEx to help boost your
bottom line. As a HPBA member, you are now eligible to receive valuable discounts of up
to 26% on select FedEx® shipping services and can also take advantage of additional
savings on FedEx Freight® and FedEx National LTLSM.
Economic Stimulus Bill Promotes Renewable Energy
Home Heat: a Rush for Alternatives
HPBA on Good Morning America
Here's some good news: FITS WORKS!

The Outlook for the U.S. Economy and the Housing Sector

New Member Benefit - LABORCHEX
Jack Goldman Appointed President of the HPBA
NEW Liability Insurance Program
HPBA Program Networking Retailers with Each Other to Launch in May
Consumers take indoor comforts to great outdoors 
The Small Business Health Fairness Act
EPA: 100 million breathing harmful air
Hearth Industry Statistics
(Updated 3/5/2008)

Barbecue Industry Statistics
(Updated 10/15/2007)

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