Ecodesign is the new European wide programme to lower emissions and improve air quality. It is due to come into force at the beginning of 2022 for stoves in the UK. From that date all stoves manufactured must meet the new more stringent emission regulations. These will be achieved by producing stoves which burn wood more efficiently and completely.
The Stove Industry Alliance is an association of Stove manufacturers and distributors and industry supporters like HETAS. They represent the stove industry in talks with government departments such as DEFRA. The SIA and its members have launched the SIA Ecodesign Ready Scheme. This scheme is verified by HETAS and supported by DEFRA. Stoves which meet the new 2022 regulations can carry the SIA Ecodesign Ready Label. These stoves will have been independently tested by an approved lab and meet the emissions criteria for Ecodesign.
Burning wood produces particulate matter (PM), but the amount produced depends on the dryness of the wood and how it is burnt. Independent research produced on behalf of the Stove Industry Alliance has shown that SIA Ecodesign ready stoves can reduce particulate emission by 90% compared to an open fire and 80% compared to an old stove.
A standard CE approved stove only needs to pass a Carbon monoxide test (CO), ecodesign ready stoves are tested to ensure low levels of CO, Organic Gaseous Compounds (OGC), Nitrogen Oxides (NOx)and Particulate matter (PM).
The minimum efficiency of a CE stove must be 65%, SIA ecodesign ready stoves need to achieve a minimum of 75%.
Many manufacturers are already producing stoves which meet or exceed the 2022 regulations. The 4 manufacturers we stock, Morso, Arada, Hunter and Burley already have many stoves which are Ecodesign ready and available to buy now, so that you can be assured that your new stove will contribute to lowering emissions and improving air quality.
Look for the SIA Ecodesign ready label, or ask us for more information about our range of ecodesign stoves.
For more information about the SIA and the Ecodesign ready scheme visit their website;