Many of us, both in our home and work life, are striving to reduce our carbon footprint and impact on the environment, not only for ourselves but for future generations. And the stove industry is no exception.
We know that stove products must burn as cleanly and efficiently as possible, so that you can be safe in the knowledge you are heating your home with one of the most eco-friendly stoves and fires available. This is one of the reasons many manufacturers are working with the Stove Industry Alliance (SIA) to meet European Ecodesign stove and fire emission standards ahead of 2022, when they will come into effect.
The SIA’s Ecodesign Ready scheme has been put into place to ensure new British wood burning stoves meet high environmental standards ahead of the Ecodesign requirements, minimising emissions for cleaner burning products now, as opposed to later.
Before embarking on the scheme, the SIA conducted research early in 2016 which investigated the effectiveness of Ecodesign compliant models. They found that there was a 90% reduction in particulate emissions from Ecodesign ready stoves and glass fronted fires in comparison to an open fire, and between 80-84% less emissions when compared with an older stove. Find out more about the SIA’s research here.
The SIA Ecodesign Ready scheme is overseen by HETAS, who independently test wood burners to check which are able to meet these high standards, awarding those that do with the Ecodesign Ready label, which shows they are among the most environmentally friendly stoves and fires on the market.
Manufacturers ready for this scheme include Arada, Charlton & Jenrick, Pevex, Stovax, Westfire, Fireline, Purevision, and many others.