Ecodesign Ready Stoves
Successful launch of the Ecodesign Ready Scheme in Westminster
Concern about air pollution in recent years has brought home the importance of improving air quality, resulting in the introduction of a new European-wide programme, Ecodesign.
Even though wood burning is a relatively low source of emissions, The Stove Industry Alliance aim to reduce emissions from wood burning stoves even further by launching the Ecodesign Ready Scheme.
The SIA Ecodesign Ready scheme was officially launched in Westminster at a reception hosted by Robert Jenrick MP and Neil Parish MP, chair of the Select Committee on the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
Speaking at the launch on behalf of Dr. Thérèse Coffey, Simon Hoare, MP, said:
the Ecodesign Ready brand will help the consumer easily choose those appliances that meet the most important emissions standards required by the Directive. The Ecodesign Ready brand is a great example of industry taking the lead to promote the benefits of more efficient and cleaner technologies and bringing them to the market. Ecodesign Ready stoves will help to cut air pollution; therefore Defra and the Minister welcome this proactive approach.
‘Ecodesign Ready’ stoves are the most environmentally friendly stoves available today and will reduce particulate emissions by 90% compared to open fires and 80-84% compared to old stoves. Coupled with the reduction in CO2 from burning logs in a stove means that Ecodesign Ready wood burning stoves can both deliver carbon savings and help improve air quality
The Ecodesign Ready scheme is verified by HETAS and supported by DEFRA. The SIA Ecodesign Ready label will set the standard for the most environmentally friendly stoves available today and will help the consumer easily choose those appliances that meet the most important emissions standards required by the Ecodesign Directive.