SIA Ecodesign ready stoves
The importance of reducing emissions in wood burning stoves and improving the quality of air is paramount to building a greener future. Approved by the SIA, the new Ecodesign Ready scheme will be overseen by HETAS and supported by DEFRA. This scheme will set the standard for environmentally friendly stoves and verify that the stoves meet the stringent requirements to be considered Ecodesign Ready.
What does the Ecodesign Ready label mean?
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. ‘Ecodesign’ will become mandatory for all stoves by 2022 and aims at further reducing the environmental impact of burning wood.
The “Ecodesign Ready” label informs consumers that the stove will meet the new stringent emission limits. 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.