The Hearth, Patio & BBQ Association is constantly promoting the industry through a number of efforts on all fronts: National, regional, local, and very grassroots with consumers. We do this with the guidance of both internal industry professionals and with outside consultants with backgrounds vital to our interests. This may include attorneys and lobbyists when necessary.
The association aggressively seeks up to the minute information about regulatory activity that may affect our members. But, far from being defensive, we preemptively work with elected officials, appointed officials and our own members to send out accurate information about our products.
Importantly, we work to keep our own membership aware of changing codes and standards, tax credits, product change outs, DOE rulings and published articles that may be of interest. We use public outreach and even paid advertising when advisable as outreach to other stakeholders and consumers.