European Ecodesign Regulations
The European Ecodesign Directive applies to individual stoves operated with pellets or wood. It states that these stoves may only be marketed if they meet certain energy-efficient requirements and emission limit values. At RIKA, sustainability and environmental protection have always been important components of the corporate philosophy. RIKA stoves are therefore already Ecodesign-compliant* today.
Ecodesign guidelines are currently in force for around 30 product groups in the EU. Wood heating systems (product groups "solid fuel boilers" and "individual solid fuel appliances") were regulated by ordinance in April 2015. Emission limits and efficiency requirements apply from 2020 for central heating systems and from 2022 for all newly installed individual stoves.
Ecodesign = improved environmental compatibility
Against the background of the European climate protection targets, the negative environmental impacts of products are to be reduced on the one hand. On the other hand, the regulation at EU level also aims for a holistic environmentally compatible product design – from production to disposal – as well as the harmonisation of the European single market for energy-related products.
The Energy Labelling Directive is another key measure for tapping European energy efficiency potentials. With the so-called energy label, products on the market are labelled accordingly, are easier to compare and the end user kept sufficiently informed. RIKA also impresses here with their particularly energy-efficient stoves. The RIKA pellet stoves DOMO, MIRO and LIVO with the A++ energy efficiency class in particular are setting previously unattained standards throughout the industry among the non-water-bearing stoves.
*except REVIVO, MIRO (4 kW), PICO and MEMO - as of July 2019