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Ecodesign of stoves

  • Published on February 10, 2022

From 1 January 2022 all stoves placed on the market in the UK must be Ecodesign compliant. Ecodesign stoves, compared to non-Ecodesign stoves, produce lower emissions and are more efficient. The measures we have introduced will protect health and promote sustainable consumption by ensuring more efficient burning of solid fuels in domestic settings.

From 1 January 2022 all stoves placed on the market in the UK must be Ecodesign compliant. This means that they have been tested to meet emission requirements for particulate matter, organic gaseous compounds, carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides and meet a set efficiency level.

Because Eco-design stoves are more efficient, they require less fuel to produce the same amount of heat when compared to a non-Ecodesign compliant stove.

Ecodesign products include performance criteria, allowing consumers to make more informed choices at the purchasing stage.

The UK Government will continue to work on consumer education regarding the benefits of using Ecodesign stoves and clearer ways of burning.

It is the responsibility of the manufacturer’s authorised representatives and importers to ensure that new stoves placed on the market after 1 January are Ecodesign compliant. The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) is responsible for the enforcement of the Ecodesign regulations for solid fuel local space heaters (log burning stoves). OPSS aims to deliver regulation to support and enable those we regulate to meet their obligations. OPSS plan to engage further with stakeholders regarding the Ecodesign regulations.

Through these regulations the UK government is encouraging a shift towards cleaner, more efficient burning in the domestic sector, which will lead to more sustainable consumption of solid fuels.

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