clearSkies Scheme objectives:
- To incentivise the development of cleaner more efficient stoves and fireplaces
- Provide a nationally recognised standard of verified appliance performance in terms of emissions and efficiency
- To identify, by means of the clearSkies mark, products that achieve defined requirements at or beyond those defined by ecodesign
- To enable products in the market to be differentiated on the basis of emissions and energy performance, facilitating informed product selection by purchasers.
Scope of the clearSkies Scheme
The clearSkies Scheme certifies solid fuel local space heaters and solid fuel local space heater boilers that meet net efficiency and carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen oxides (NOx), organic gaseous compounds (OGC) and particulate matter (PM) emissions criteria. Independent test results of a product from an approved laboratory allows its producer to apply for a clearSkies Mark licence to use the clearSkies Mark on the certified appliance. Manufacturers self-certify to clearSkies that they comply with all other aspects of Ecodesign and CE mark compliance.
The scope of the clearSkies Scheme includes both solid fuel local space heaters (used to provide heat to spaces and people and objects within a space by convection and radiation) AND solid fuel local space heater boilers (used to provide heat to spaces and people and objects within a space by convection and radiation and to heat water for space heating or sanitary uses provided that the direct heat output is at least 6% of the combined direct and indirect heat output at nominal heat output).
Any manufacturer who sells products in the UK can apply to have its products certified under the Scheme.
For full details of the clearSkies Scheme rules please click here.