Kernow Fires supply and install wood burners and multi fuel stoves in Cornwall.Kernow Fires supply and install wood burners and multi fuel stoves in Cornwall.

Kernow Fires Ecodesign and our work with SIA

Ecodesign and our work with SIA

10 August 2019

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Kernow Fires have long been dedicated to ensuring we provide the most efficient fires for our clients and over the last 20 years we have been working with manufacturers to help and encourage them to design ever more efficient woodburners. 

We very much welcomed the introduction of Eco-Design ready scheme and were lucky enough, thanks to all our hard work, to be able to offer the widest range of Eco design ready stoves from the off.  We now aim to supply only Eco Design ready stoves way before the deadline of 2022.

The Stove Industry Alliance has a lot of information for those wishing to buy a woodburner and are concerned about negative press headlines such as "woodburners to be band". We all know how the press love a shocking headline!  But in reality, the industry has been working hard over the last 10 years to ensure that emissions are reducing thanks to their innovative designs and the real problem lies with open fires and solid fuel such as coal, both of which are still prevalent in inner London homes which was the cause of much of the inital concern.  Using a Eco design ready stove will reduce your emmissions from 80% to 20% a simple move with huge benefits.

You can findout more on the SIA website

Taken from the SIA website:

Both Defra and the Mayor of London are backing the installation of SIA Ecodesign Ready stoves to reduce emissions from wood burning.

In its Clean Air Strategy Defra recognises that all wood burning is not the same and that reductions in particulate emissions, (PM), can be achieved through the installation of Ecodesign Ready stoves burning Ready to Burn logs.

The Mayor of London showed his support for Ecodesign Ready stoves by sponsoring two adverts in the Evening Standard encouraging Londoners to only burn dry wood and choose a Defra exempt stove which is also Ecodesign Ready.

Sadiq Khan went on to say:
"The Stove Industry Alliance (SIA) and Woodsure have launched their voluntary “Ecodesign Ready” and “Ready to Burn” labels to help consumers make the right choice in London and other smoke control areas."

See what the Lord Mayor is advising on his web site.

Speaking at the launch of SIA Ecodesign Ready on behalf of Dr. Thérèse Coffey Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Environment, Simon Hoare MP, said:
"The Ecodesign Ready brand is a great example of industry taking the lead to promote the benefits of more efficient and cleaner technologies and bringing them to the market. Ecodesign Ready stoves will help to cut air pollution."

Neil Parish MP, Chair of the Select Committee Environment Food & Rural Affairs, said:
"What the SIA is doing fits in with the world we have; we have problems in our inner cities with very high levels of NOx and particulates. Anything we can do to reduce that from open fires and others, through SIA Ecodesign Ready stoves has got to be an absolute benefit."

See the SIA Ecodesign Ready launch in Westminster

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