TheEcodesign Ready Schemeis to increase the environmental benefits of wood burning stoves and is supported by DEFRA and overseen by HETAS, who will independently verify that the stoves pass the Ecodesign tests.
Ecodesign is a European-wide program to lower emissions. It is due to come into force in the UK in 2022 but most leading manufacturers in the SIA (Stove Industry Alliance) have decided to release stoves that will meet the lower emission limits now, and from 2020 to only manufacture wood-burning stoves that meet the new Ecodesign criteria, two years ahead of schedule. Watch the Parliamentary launch of Ecodesign Ready woodburning stoves on 28th February 2017 here.
Independent research conducted by Kiwa Gastec on behalf of the SIA has shown that modern clean burning stoves, designed to meet the new Ecodesign requirements will reduce significantly emissions compared to an open fire and a stove of 10 years ago, shown here in this Eco design stove comparison graph:
TheEcodesign Ready Stove label will set the standard for the most environmentally friendly stoves available today. More useful information about this can be found here.