The SIA Repeats Its Defence Against Wood Burning Stoves Producing Excessive Indoor Emissions
25 March 2021
There are a number of important updates for members in this issue, including information on the progress made on the SIA research projects, news of a new YouTube video by Certainly Wood featuring SIA Chair, Morley Sage, and updates on work that has been ongoing with a number of key SIA stakeholders.
This March issue also includes details of the new government Kickstart scheme, which fully funds work placements for 16-24 year olds, and a scheme specifically tailored for the fireplace and chimney sector.
Stove Industry Alliance (SIA) is to conduct research project in defence of wood stoves indoor emissions.
Dr Amanda Lea-Langton and her team have been commissioned by the SIA to conduct a literature review into internal air quality pollution sources. This research will seek to establish reference-able measurements of PM and other pollutant sources affecting internal air quality. This will then guide further research and determine whether any independent testing is required to fill knowledge gaps.
A key output of the indoor air quality research will be the development of a clear and easy to understand infographic to put into context the use of a wood burning stove alongside other activities in the home that produce emissions, for example using the toaster, burning candles, hoovering, cleaning or cooking a roast dinner.
This research project should produce reports around the end of May.