Air quality in Europe?

Air pollution is the single largest environmental health risk in Europe. Take a look at the map below, developed by the European Environment Agency, displaying live data on air quality across Europe.

 

  • Not good, right? So...

    ...what can we do about it?

    As an end-user, with few small and simple tricks, you can easily ensure that you home appliances emits the lowest particles possible while drastically improving its efficiency.

    However, policies should also be put in place in order to support consumers' willingness and commitment!

    We have some recommendations.

    Check out our series of videos below to learn more about simple guidelines to ensure clean residential wood heating systems.

  • But first...

    Let's see how aware you are. Take the quiz!

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    #1

    Replace old appliances with modern ones!

    Political and financial support should be given to end-consumers to foster a switch of appliances.

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    #2

    Improve fuel quality!

    Requirements on fuel quality should be introduced via standards and certification schemes such as ENplus®.

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    #3

    Ensure installers are trained, regular maintenance performed!

    Installers and chimney sweepers should be given a central role to ensure efficient functioning of biomass stoves.

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    #4

    Raise awareness among users!

    Consumers’ knowledge on proper burning techniques should be improved.

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  • Factsheet: Slashing Emissions From Residential Wood Heating
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