Stovax have embraced the SIA Ecodesign standards, making wood burners which are more environmentally friendly than ever.
Many of us, both in our home and work life, are striving to reduce our carbon footprint and impact on the environment – not only for ourselves but for future generations. And our industry is no exception.
We know that our products must burn as cleanly and efficiently as possible, so that you can be safe in the knowledge you are heating your home with one of the most eco-friendly stoves and fires available. This is one of the reasons we are working with the Stove Industry Alliance (SIA) to meet European Ecodesign stove and fire emission standards way ahead of 2022, when they will come into effect.
The SIA’s Ecodesign Ready scheme has been put into place to ensure new British wood burning stoves meet high environmental standards ahead of the Ecodesign requirements, minimising emissions for cleaner burning products now, as opposed to later. As covered by Which?, the new scheme means that you can choose an Ecodesign compliant stove or fire for your home right away.
Before embarking on the scheme, the SIA conducted research early in 2016 which investigated the effectiveness of Ecodesign compliant models. They found that there was a 90% reduction in particulate emissions from Ecodesign ready stoves and glass fronted fires in comparison to an open fire, and between 80-84% less emissions when compared with an older stove. Find out more about the SIA’s research here.
The SIA Ecodesign Ready scheme is overseen by HETAS, who independently test wood burners to check which are able to meet these high standards, awarding those that do with the Ecodesign Ready label – showing they are among the most environmentally friendly stoves and fires on the market.
To demonstrate what can be achieved we have specially designed stoves and fires to produce lower levels of emissions than even those permitted by Ecodesign standards, and have several ranges that proudly bear the SIA’s Ecodesign Ready label.
As more and more households turn to wood burning for warmth, we are continuously working towards creating a greener future by ensuring this is one of the cleanest and eco-friendliest ways to heat your home.