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HHT and Ravelli concur to launch performance for 5 stoves

Posted by Earth Stove on October 5, 2016 with No Commentsas , , , ,
In reaction to a Independence of Information Act request filed by the Alliance for Inexperienced Warmth, Fireside &amp Residence Technologies (HHT) and Ravelli unveiled real effectiveness figures for many of their common pellet stove models.&nbsp Efficiencies ranged from fifty six% to 76%.
Wooden and pellet stoves certified after May 2015 must take a look at for and disclose their performance to consumers, as necessary by new EPA restrictions. Prior to these restrictions, stove producers claimed that any accessible performance information was private and they usually did not give it to consumers.&nbsp Nevertheless, several organizations provided the performance information to the EPA as element of the certification process.&nbsp
The Alliance for Environmentally friendly Warmth, based on its legal counsel, argued that the EPA could not keep effectiveness knowledge it gathered prior to May possibly 2015 private since it was based mostly on emission knowledge, and emissions data can’t be private.&nbsp In July 2015 the EPA declined to launch the efficiencies to the Alliance, in keeping with its longstanding apply that they would hold all data private if it was submitted as Private Business Details (CBI). &nbsp
At first, the Alliance experienced questioned for the weighted typical efficiency as nicely as the effectiveness from each and every of the 4 burn charges that labs use to take a look at stoves.&nbsp The Alliance agreed to drop the ask for for the individual burn price efficiencies and only request the average.&nbsp Primarily based on that adjust, HHT and Ravelli agreed to allow the EPA to launch their effectiveness figures to the Alliance with some conditions.
The EPA provided a closing reaction with a data sheet (pdf) hooked up.&nbsp The performance figures (HHV based on B415.1) from that knowledge sheet are:
Organization&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Model&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Effectiveness
HHT&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Accentra 52i insert&nbsp &nbsp seventy six%
HHT &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Mt Vernon E2&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp seventy five%
HHT&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Mt Vernon AE&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspseventy one%
Ravelli&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp RV100&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp70%
Ravelli&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp RV80&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspfifty six%
The Alliance asked for effectiveness data for these certain models, together with numerous other folks, due to the fact we have been in the process of independently tests a assortment of pellet stoves.&nbsp The Alliance was also attempting to encourage the EPA to change their coverage and disclose all effectiveness knowledge, even if that performance information had been marked as Private Organization Details.&nbsp The Alliance argued &nbsp&nbsp
The Ravelli RV80 was tested at
fifty six% efficiency by a EPA
accredited test lab.

that performance was of these kinds of standard significance to shoppers and that maintaining it confidential served no valuable goal. That try was unsuccessful. &nbspThe Alliance is not appealing.

The 5 freshly unveiled real effectiveness figures are not incorporated on the EPA’s record of qualified stoves, the place about 20% of the stoves have real efficiencies outlined. &nbspExcept for a single of the Ravelli’s, these five stoves all have about average or above common efficiencies.&nbsp&nbsp The Ravelli RV80 is only fifty six% successful.&nbsp Nearly all stoves assert to be seventy five% successful to be qualified for the $ three hundred federal tax credit, and EPA listing or disclosure that reveals the stove is not even 60% successful does not appear to deter companies from continuing to claim eligibility for the tax credit rating.&nbsp &nbsp

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