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SIA Ecodesign Ready Westminster launch

The SIA Ecodesign Ready scheme was officially launched in Westminster at a reception hosted by Robert Jenrick MP and Neil Parish MP, chair of the Select Committee on the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

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Dennis MilliganDennis Milligan

Dennis Milligan outlined the environmental benefits of Ecodesign Ready stoves.

  • The stoves of tomorrow are here now.
  • Ecodesign Ready stoves can reduce PM emissions by 90% compared to an open fire.
  • More efficient use of heat in living area.
  • Modern wood burning stoves are virtually carbon neutral.
  • Ecodesign Ready stoves are banded A+ at 80% efficient.
  • Logs come from thinning woodland, not cutting it down
  • Stoves are not just a fashion fad, they are a serious form of home heating.
  • Ecodesign stoves are part of the solution to PM emissions.

Pictured: Dennis Milligan – SIA Head of Communications at the date of the launch.

Simon Hoare MPSimon Hoare, MP

Speaking at the launch on behalf of Dr. Thérèse Coffey (Minister of State for Environment at the date of the launch), Simon Hoare, MP, said: 

The Ecodesign Ready brand will help the consumer easily choose those appliances that meet the most important standards required by the Ecodesign Directive.

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.

Therefore, Defra and the Minister welcome this proactive approach.

Neil ParishNeil Parish, MP

In his speech Neil Parish, MP, said:

“What you, (SIA), are 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 your stoves has got to be an absolute benefit.

“We also want to manage our wood land better. There is a lot fuel out there, a lot that can be used in the way of thinning and managing that woodland so much better.

“With a new wood burner not only are the emissions reduced you will get a great deal more heat from that wood; and of course, if you are burning less wood to get that heat you have got less emissions.”

Since the launch, the SIA manufacturers have produced many stoves that meet the Ecodesign ready criteria and you can click here to a listing of all the Ecodesign Ready accredited stoves and fireplaces.


Pic 01: Robert Jenrick welcoming the audience.
Pic 02:  Phil Wood with Rupert Snook & John Tucker, Woodland Trust. Pic 03: Ed Henry & Morley Sage with Dr Gary Fuller, Kings College. Pic 04: Susie Willows of DEFRA & Jeremy Fry.

Ecodesign Ready Stoves


Available today, SIA Ecodesign Ready Appliances follow the European-wide programme to lower emissions due to come into force in the UK in 2022.

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