EcoDesign 2022

EcoDesign 2022 - Bespoke Fire & Flue

In 2019 the UK Government launched its ‘Clean Air Initiative’ called EcoDesign 2022 with a plan to cut air pollution and save lives. The strategy outlined their aim to tackle all sources of air pollution, making our air healthier to breathe, protecting nature and boosting the economy.

One of the key element was to reduce emissions in the home and for our industry the expansion of smokeless zones, and to ensure only the cleanest stoves are available for sale by 2022. EcoDesign 2022 is the fireplace and stove industry’s response to this strategy.

In simple terms, the EcoDesign regulations set new efficiency and maximum emission requirements for solid fuel burning stoves. Only those appliances that have been tested and verified as meeting these new limits will be able to be sold and installed legally within the UK. The emission limits include those for Particulate Matter (PM), Organic Gaseous Compounds (OGC), Carbon Monoxide (CO) and Nitrogen Oxides (NOx).

With an increasing number of brands already manufacturing stoves that meet (or in many cases exceed) the new regulations the future is certainly going to be a cleaner one.

At bespoke Fire and Flue, we are committed to supplying an ever-increasing number of EcoDesign stoves and are keen to embrace further environmental innovations, as they arrive.

Useful links –

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/clean-air-strategy-2019/clean-air-strategy-2019-executive-summary

https://www.gov.uk/smoke-control-area-rules

http://www.stoveindustryalliance.com/ecodesign-ready-stoves-and-air-quality/

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