News

 

May 2017

New The Ekol Clarity Vision has now been tested and certified for the EcoDesign 2022 standard. Over the next year we plan to test all of the Ekol range for the new standard. 

 

April 2017

 

EcoDesign

 
New European legislation has been passed meaning in the future wood-burning stoves will have to meet stricter limits for emissions. This legislation is called the EcoDesign Directive (also known as Lot 20 or the Energy Related Products (ErP) Requirements). The legislation comes into force in 2022. Although this is 5 years away some progressive manufacturers including Ekol are beginning to label stoves that meet the requirement in advance as EcoDesign Compliant now.
 
The requirements mean significantly lower maximum emissions limits on Carbon Monoxide (CO), Organic Gaseous Compounds (OGC), Nitrogen Oxides (NOx), Particulate matter (e.g. dust/smoke), compared to current limits, and also mean a higher minimum Efficiency standard for the appliance.
 
All Ekol stoves have been designed to be highly efficient and clean-burning, emitting minimal pollutants to the environment so will be able to meet and exceed these future requirements. A new set of official testing is required to demonstrate this.
 
The first of the models to be tested has been the Ekol Adept Range (soon to be launched) so this is now badged as EcoDesign compliant. Further Ekol models are already scheduled for the new testing over the summer. 
 
Ekol promote burning wood - when burned in efficient stoves like ours - this is an environmentally friendly way of heating your home. Ensure your logs come from sustainable and properly managed resources. These modern stoves will help to improve air quality across the country.
 
Further updates to follow as more models are passed - please contact us for more information.