In Australia, growing concern for climate change and rising gas and electricity prices has emphasised the value of building energy-efficient homes. The economic and environmental benefits of improved energy performance are changing the needs of homeowners. Against the backdrop of new emissions and energy efficiency regulations and an evolving local market, it is critical for designers and specifiers to be able to specify wood heating solutions that are code-compliant, environmentally-friendly and in line with contemporary aesthetics.

'Energy to Burn: A specifier’s guide to wood heater regulation and compliance' examines the regulatory framework that governs wood heaters and its impact on wood heater specification. We outline the relevant Australian Standards regulating fireplace installation and the power output, efficiency and CO2 emissions of wood heaters. This is followed by a summary of the key changes to efficiency minimums and emission limits in Australia. We discuss the key considerations when specifying wood heating solutions. Finally, we present a range of wood heating solutions that combine high performance with modern style.

For over 20 years, Castworks has been one the most respected importers and distributors of home heating products in Australia. Along with their strong network of local suppliers, this Australian-owned and operated company partners with leading global manufacturers in Denmark, the United Kingdom, Austria, Spain, Portugal and New Zealand to meet the performance and aesthetic demands of the Australian market.

Download this whitepaper to understand the latest changes in wood heater regulation and how they impact wood heater specification for modern homes and commercial spaces.