Ecodesign: what does it mean?

Only ‘eco-compatible’ stoves and fireplaces in the EU from 2022

The environmentally-friendly nature of pellets and wood is undeniable. These renewable fuels have a substantially neutral impact on CO2 emissions in the atmosphere and allow for 95% less overall emissions of CO2 compared to the equivalent use of a traditional fossil fuel, like gas or diesel fuel, also considering the emissions associated with the cultivation, processing and transport of the fuel itself.

However, on the other hand, if burnt in technologically obsolete appliances, they might affect the quality of air, especially in terms of particulate emissions and unburnt gases. The gradual replacement of obsolete appliances with latest-generation stoves, fireplaces and boilers would drastically reduce this impact.

This is why the European Union will introduce environmentally-friendly design criteria for biomass heat generators, too. Manufacturers will be required to comply with them and they will lead to a better environmental performance of the new biomass products launched on the European market and overall lower harmful emissions into the atmosphere.

The Ecodesign Regulations will come into force in the 28 EU Member States and in all EES (European Economic Space) countries on the following dates:

  • for biomass boilers the ecodesign requirement will start from 1 January 2020 (EU Regulation 2015/1189);
  • for domestic biomass appliances, i.e. for stoves, fireplaces and range cookers, the ecodesign requirement will come into force on 1 January 2022 (EU Regulation 2015/1185).

The topics covered by Ecodesign Regulations

The two EU regulations related to Ecodesign define the minimum requirements that products running on solid fuel used for heating purposes must comply with to be introduced on the EU market.

These requirements are related to two aspects, which have been identified as important for environmental purposes:

  • energy efficiency;
  • particulate emissions (PM), gaseous organic compounds (OGC), carbon monoxide (CO) and nitrogen oxides (NOx).

However, EU Regulations do not just define basic requirements. They also establish measurement and calculation methods, which need to be harmonised at a European level. They need to be reliable, accurate, reproducible and based on advanced and generally recognised measurement methods.

The commitment of MCZ: a whole generation of products already compatible with Ecodesign

Even if the Ecodesign Regulations will not come into force before 2022, MCZ has chosen to adapt the design of its stoves and fireplaces for several years now, so that they already comply with the envisaged parameters.

This is why the whole collection, with both pellet and wood appliances, already exceed the minimum requirements in terms of efficiency and emissions set by Ecodesign regulations.

What does this mean for consumers?

  • Lower consumption
  • More savings
  • Respect for the environment
  • Protecting the quality of air

Check out all the models already compatible with Ecodesign 2022

STOVES / PELLET
FORCED VENTILATION
Pellet stove designed by Patricia Urquiola, round shape and essential design
Small pellet stove, ventilated, ideal for a fireplace
6 kW pellet stove, ventilated, airtight, ideal for small spaces or well-insulated houses
Eco friendly pellet stove, classic style, air, ducted and hydro versions
Ceramic pellet stove, air, ducted and hydro versions
Steel pellet stove, available in ventilated, ducted or hydro version
Economical 7 kW pellet stove, ventilated and with sealed structure
Sealed cast iron and steel pellet stove, round shape
Round 7 kW pellet stove, economical and easy-to-use
Round pellet stove with forced ventilation, top or rear smoke outlet
Modern, economical, easy-to-use pellet stove
Steel pellet stove, available in 6 versions (air, ducted, hydro)
Classic-style small pellet stove, made of cast iron, ideal for a fireplace
Small, ventilated pellet stove, ideal for installation in a fireplace
Ceramic pellet stove, air, ducted and hydro versions
Steatite pellet stove, ventilated, round shape, essential design
6 kW pellet stove, ventilated, with airtight structure and sides in ceramic, ideal for small spaces or well-insulated houses
Economical, airtight slim pellet stove with a depth of 28 cm
Ducted pellet stove with essential Nordic-style design
DUCTED AIR
Design pellet stove with essential Nordic-style
Eco friendly pellet stove, classic style, air, ducted and hydro versions
Stone or steel ducted pellet stove, essential design
Ceramic pellet stove, air, ducted and hydro versions
Design pellet stove, created by Michael Geldmacher, ductable
Ducted slim pellet stove, available with stone, steel or ceramic front
Space-saving pellet stove, ideal for corridors and small spaces, ducted, economical
Ducted pellet stove, 14 kW, shallow structure for space-saving installation
Steel pellet stove, available in ventilated, ducted or hydro version
Ducted pellet stove, modern design, made of steel
Modern, economical, easy-to-use ducted pellet stove
Ducted pellet stove with minimalist Nordic-style design
Ducted round ceramic pellet stove, 10 kW of power
Steel pellet stove, available in 6 versions (air, ducted, hydro)
Slim ductable pellet stove, with essential Nordic-style design
Ceramic ducted pellet stove, round shape, essential design
Ceramic pellet stove, air, ducted and hydro versions
Ducted pellet stove with essential Nordic-style design
HYDRO
Hydro pellet stove with front ventilation and reduced depth, economical and easy to use
Eco friendly pellet stove, classic style, air, ducted and hydro versions
Ceramic pellet stove, air, ducted and hydro versions
Round hydro pellet stove, ecological and efficient
Steel pellet stove, available in ventilated, ducted or hydro version
30 kW hydro pellet stove with ceramic front and self-cleaning brazier
Steel pellet stove, available in 6 versions (air, ducted, hydro)
Ceramic pellet stove, air, ducted and hydro versions
Economical, front-ventilated hydro pellet stove with airtight construction
Slim hydro stove with ceramic or steel sides and self-cleaning brazier, 16 and 24 kW
FIREPLACES / WOOD
INSERTS / PELLET
The new high performance pellet insert
The new high performance pellet insert