SIA ECODESIGN AND WHAT IT MEANS?
The future has arrived. The stoves of tomorrow are available today!
Air quality is important to all of us. Even though wood burning is a relatively low source of emissions, the Stove Industry Alliance feel it is important to reduce emissions from wood burning stoves even further.
Ecodesign is the European-wide programme to lowering emissions. It is due to come into force in the UK in 2022. The main manufacturers in the SIA have decided to release stoves that will meet lower limits now, six years early.
As with HD ready TV’s the Ecodesign Ready label will inform consumers that the stove will meet the new stringent emissions limits.
The Ecodesign Ready scheme is supported by DEFRA. The SIA Ecodesign Ready label will set the standard for most environmentally friendly stoves available today.
The scheme is being overseen by HETAS, who will independently verify that the stoves meet the fundamental requirements of Ecodesign. The stoves will also appear on the HETAS website search with the Ecodesign Ready label.
Independent tests have shown that an Ecodesign Ready Stove produces 90% fewer emissions than an open fire and 84% fewer than a stove of ten years ago. Ecodesign Ready stoves are measurably better for the environment.
A full listing of the Ecodesign Ready stoves can be viewed by clicking here.