The 1 Million Ton Campaign is a basic concept: if everyone took the initiative to make 1 change, 1 simple approach to their life style...reduce your personal carbon foot print by only 10% - this is all is going to take to make a difference.
If we wait for the politicians - wait for the major manufacturing and resource blue chip companies to do something...it will be too late to make a difference.
So how does Pivot Stove have anything to do with this?
Back in 2006 we made a decision to advertise the tested emission results of all wood heaters.
In 2010, we included the tested efficiency results for all the heaters
And in 2016, we have included the burn times
These results have been simplified into star ratings, and are listed on every page on our web site - and on every heater in our showrooms.
Each heater we list the emissions and efficiency official test results, this is managed by the Australian Home Heating Association (AHHA)
The Australian Home Heating Association has instituted a robust Certification Procedure to ensure that wood heater models offered for sale comply with the current Australian/New Zealand Standards AS/NZS 4012/4013.
All Pivot's wood heaters comply with:
AS/NZS 4012:1999"Domestic solid fuel burning appliances - Method for determination of power output and efficiency"
AS/NZS 4013:1999"Domestic solid fuel burning appliances - Method for determination of flue gas emission"
These results are publicly available on the Australian Home Heating Association web site www.homeheat.com.au
In 2015, New Australian Industry Initiative requires heaters to have a maximum of 2.5grms of Co2 per 1Kg of wood consumed - at Pivot we are promoting heaters in our Low Carbon Program any heater that is 1grm or less...promoting heaters that are half the Australian Initiative.
This complies with the upcoming Industry Standard changes...
All wood heaters need to comply with a new Standard:
•Emissions - reduced from 4grms to now a max of 2.5Grms per/Kg
•Efficiency - a Minimum efficiency of 55% is required will be required all wood heaters
With an estimated 4.5 to 5 Million ton of wood used each season for Australian wood heating systems, by choosing a heater that produces half the emissions...you will make a difference in the impact of the Smoke haze by buying a wood heater with the lowest grms/pk and the highest Efficiency.
I am proud to have the opportunity in my lifetime to not only have the knowledge that WE CAN make the changes for our children - but have the resources in my hands to do something about this
If you buy a heater from Pivot or not...this is not the concept behind the 1Million Ton Campaign - but to make it known that there is a choice you can make that will impact the future.
Ask: with your next purchase - what is the emission of the new heater you are looking at? Make a simple choice of buying a heater with 2gms or less - this alone will reduce your carbon foot print (over a 15 year life expectancy) of 10ton less of carbon emissions
Ask: with your next purchase - what is the efficiency of the new heater you are looking at? A heater with 45% efficiency compared to a heater with a 65+% efficiency will use 2 ton a year less wood...
Put this together - we get 100,000 people to change their wood heater to a model with half the Australian standards - we have reduced our carbon emissions by 1Million Tons a year!!
Get on board - make an educated choice and be a part of our 1Million Ton Campaign