Buckley Rumford Fireplaces
Conclusions and Recommendations

LEED and the National Green Building Code should include the following:

  • Fireplace to meet national efficiency and emissions standards - mandatory

  • Air loss through fireplace and chimney system part of whole house ventilation system calculations - mandatory

  • Chimney taller than house - 1 point

  • Masonry chimney inside exterior walls of the house with top damper - 2 points

  • Fireplaces and chimneys designed to last 50 years or longer - 2 points

  • Wood-burning fireplaces (renewable fuel) - 1 point

    May your lum keep blithely reekin'*

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