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The Industries Response to Eco Designed Stoves
Ecodesign 2022 is the stove industry’s response to the DEFRA Clean Air Strategy which aims to improve air quality and reduce emissions/pollution.
Eco Design 2022
With the ever growing strain on the planet and focus on our health, Ecodesign 2022 is the European standard which will become law in 2022. The UK has been a driving force in the design and implementation of this standard which has been adopted by leading stove manufacturers. Therefore, making it the stove industry’s response to the DEFRA Clean Air Strategy which aims to improve air quality and reduce emissions/pollution. The Clean Air Strategy is currently in draft form, awaiting final publication in March 2019. In relation to stoves, it aims to tackle three key areas; Limit the sale of polluting fuels, Improve the efficiency of stoves and update legislation regarding Smoke Control Zones. Thankfully, reputable sections of the stove industry are way ahead of the game and in some cases are already meeting these proposed efficiency targets. This is great news for the consumer and the environment!
At Bonfire Stoves, we always strive to provide clear, impartial advice. Following recent press over emissions and wood burners, stove owners may well be confused about how all this will affect them. Here we try to dispel some myths and tackle the frequently asked questions surrounding Ecodesign 2022. First, we’ll look at who the major players are. Then we’ll look at the three areas of the Clean Air Strategy which affect stoves. Finally, we’ll look at Ecodesign and what it means for both existing and prospective solid fuel stove owners.
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What is Ecodesign?
Ecodesign is a European-wide initiative designed to lower emissions from Stoves. In 2015 DEFRA cited Ecodesign as the method it will use to improve efficiency and reduce emissions from solid fuel stoves. Ecodesign is backed by the Mayor of London and DEFRA.
After Brexit will Ecodesign still be relevant to the UK?
The simple answer is yes.
The Great Repeal Bill will bring the Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Directives into UK law. In its 2015 response to the air quality consultation DEFRA cited Ecodesign as the tool it will use to reduce emissions from solid fuel stoves. Since Brexit DEFRA has confirmed its commitment to Ecodesign, as it will introduce stricter limits on emissions.
Who are the key players?
DEFRA: DEFRA is the government Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
Stove Industry Alliance: The SIA or Stove Industry Alliance is an alliance of stove manufacturers, distributors, advisory/test house bodies and other interested parties.
HETAS: HETAS is a not for profit organisation offering competent person scheme for installers of biomass and solid fuel heating, registration for retailers and chimney sweeps and approval of appliances and fuels.
How does a stove obtain Ecodesign standard?
For a stove to be classed as SIA Ecodesign Ready it must have been independently tested by an approved test laboratory and have met the strict emissions and minimum efficiency criteria for Ecodesign. Test results are verified by HETAS and listed accordingly on their website. Only eligible stoves carry the SIA Ecodesign ready label.
What is SIA Ecodesign ready?
SIA Ecodesign ready, simply refers to stoves that meet the criteria. Many Ecodesign ready stoves are already on the market, well in advance of the new legislation. These carry the SIA Ecodesign ready label/logo.
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