Stove Industry Alliance
The Stove Industry Alliance (SIA) has just released a series of leaflets, covering Ecodesign and its implications for the industry, Ecodesign Ready stoves and the importance of burning dry wood. The leaflets are designed to give stove retailers and installers the information they need to talk to their customers on these important topics.
The SIA is an association of stove manufacturers and distributors, wood fuel suppliers, flue and glass manufacturers and industry supporters like HETAS and Kiwa.
The following SIA downloads are now available:
Search for Ecodesign Ready appliances on the HETAS Appliance Search facility.
For more information about the SIA please visit www.stoveindustryalliance.com.
The range of HETAS advice leaflets are also available at www.hetas.co.uk/consumer/hetas-advice and can be ordered via the HETAS Shop.
Come and see us at Specflue
The next #HETASLive takes place at the end of the month at Specflue and includes a talk from the Stove Industry Alliance about Ecodesign and what it means to you.
#HETASLive at Specflue takes place on Wednesday 31st May between 4pm and 6pm. You can register for the event here.
Specflue is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of flue, chimney and renewable heat solutions; successfully supplying the UK market since 1992 and we are pleased to be hosting our next #HETASLive event at their Sudbury headquarters.
The event will provide installers, chimney sweeps and retailers with a chance to meet the HETAS and Specflue teams, pose your questions about the industry and have your say. You will also have a chance to look around the facilities on offer at Specflue and discuss your training requirements with the training team. Visit the Specflue training website to find out more about their range of HETAS Approved Training Courses and other courses available.
Are you Ecodesign Ready?
In addition Dennis Milligan of the Stove Industry Alliance will be talking about Ecodesign and what it means for you and your business. In advance of this session read up about the launch of the Ecodesign Ready Scheme by clicking here.
The HETAS team look forward to seeing you at Specflue.
Specflue can be found at the following address: Specflue Ltd, 8 Curzon Road, Chilton Industrial Estate, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2XW
Can’t make this event? We hav3e a number of Live events coming up this year with more dates to be added during the year. Keep checking www.hetas.co.uk/live to find an event near to you.
HETAS Guide 2017 is coming
The 2017 edition of the HETAS Guide will be launched at Ecobuild at the start of March. Ecobuild is the UK’s largest and number one event for specifiers across the built environment and takes place at ExCeL, London from 7th March.
Speaking about the new Guide, Bruce Allen says “We are committed to achieving industry best practice for our registrants, and most importantly, our customers. We receive lots of positive feedback about the benefits of using the Guide and will continue to improve the Guide and the online search facility.”
“The new format of the Guide is more accessible allowing all users information in a clear to understand way.”
In addition to the new Guide, the HETAS interactive search facility has been enhanced. This search also includes appliances that have been verified on the new Ecodesign Ready Scheme. Take a look at the upgraded search facility at www.hetas.co.uk/find-appliance.
Copies of the HETAS Guide 2017 will be sent out to our registrants over the coming weeks, with additional copies available via the HETAS Shop from March.
Find out more about HETAS, MCS and SIA product schemes at www.hetas.co.uk/professionals/manufacturers.
The Future Has Arrived. The stoves of tomorrow are available today
Ecodesign Ready Scheme: Air quality is important to all of us. Even though wood burning is a relatively low source of emissions, The Stove Industry Alliance feel it is important to reduce emissions from wood burning stoves even further.
The official launch of the scheme will be on 28th February in the Houses of Parliament. The key note speaker will be Neil Parish, Chair of the Select Committee on the Environment and Rural Affairs.
Ecodesign is the European-wide programme to lowering emissions. It is due to come into force in the UK in 2022. The main manufacturers in the SIA have decided to release stoves that will meet the lower emission limits now, six years early.
Ecodesign Ready Scheme
As with HD ready TVs the Ecodesign Ready label will inform consumers that the stove will meet the new stringent emission limits.
The Ecodesign Ready scheme is supported by DEFRA. The SIA Ecodesign Ready label will set the standard for the most environmentally friendly stoves available today.
The scheme is being overseen by HETAS, who will independently verify that the stoves meet the fundamental requirements of Ecodesign. The stoves will also appear on the HETAS website search with the Ecodesign Ready label.
Independent tests have shown that an Ecodesign Ready stove produces 90% fewer emissions than an open fire and 84% fewer than a stove of ten years ago. Ecodesign Ready stoves are measurably better for the environment.
You can search now for appliances that are now listed on the Ecodeisgn Ready Scheme by using the HETAS Find Appliance search function.
Get in touch with the HETAS Product Approval team to find out more about the Ecodesign Ready Scheme and getting stoves listed. Call 01684 278170 or email the team on email@example.com.
The latest DECC Domestic Wood Use Survey underlines the need to burn wood in Modern Clean burning stoves says The Stove Industry Alliance.
Looking at the appliances, log burning stoves are the most popular appliance at 52%, with open fires, second, on 40%.
The average weekly usage for a wood burning stove is 27 hours, while the average in London is seven hours. The London average has given rise to the view that wood burning is recreational, when in fact the average weekly usage for stoves, across the country, is one hour more than the average use for boilers. This supports the SIA view that stoves are a significant source of home heating.
The survey has also revealed that 70% of wood burning appliances in London are open fires, the worst way to burn wood from the point of view of heat generated, CO2 and particulate emissions. Modern clean burning stoves produce 90% fewer emissions and 14% less CO2 than burning wood in an open fire.
According to the clean Air Act wood should only be burnt in DEFRA exempted appliances in smoke control areas like London. Replacing these open fires with a modern clean burning stove would make an immediate impact on air quality in London
The SIA, working with HETAS, is encouraging the use of stoves that will meet the new European wide target for emissions. These regulations, known as Ecodesign, are due to be introduced in 2022 but the main SIA members are committed to meet the emission limits by 2020 and have already released Ecodesign ready stoves on the market.
Read the full survey at www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/517575/Summary_results_of_the_domestic_wood_use_survey_.pdf
For information and updates from the SIA visit www.stoveindustryalliance.com.
Independent research conducted by Kiwa on behalf of the Stove Industry Alliance (SIA) has shown that modern clean burning stoves, designed to meet the new Ecodesign requirements, will reduce particulate emissions by 90% compared to an open fire and by 80-84% compared to an old stove.
This confirms the European wide understanding that Ecodesign stoves will lead to improved air quality. DEFRA is using the introduction of Ecodesign to reduce emissions from wood burning in the UK. The stoves were tested at their nominal operating level and also when turned down to reflect the burning cycle of a stove at start and finish. Open fires and oId stoves have increased emissions when turned down whereas the emissions from Ecodesign stoves reduce when turned down. The 84% reduction is during the turn down period, when traditionally the possibility of emissions is at its highest.
Kiwa tested an open fire, a stove from 10 years ago and a stove designed to meet the stringent emission levels in Ecodesign. The tests covered the emission of particles, other carbon gases (OCG) and NOx, which all showed significant reductions.
The SIA’s main manufacturers will ensure that all newly-designed wood burning stove models will meet Ecodesign environmental standards for particulate emissions, from now on. Ecodesign is the European Union’s programme for lowering emissions across Europe. On 14th October the member countries agreed on the emission limits for biomass appliances including wood burning stoves. This part of Ecodesign is known as Lot 20. The legalisation is due to be implemented in 2022 and covers a broad range of emissions including CO2, NOx and CO.
Test results can be viewed on the SIA website at http://www.stoveindustryalliance.com/testresults.