Industrial Chimney Company (ICC) of St. Jerome, Quebec, Canada, was recently awarded the Clean Burning Technology Award during the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 9th Clean Air Excellence Awards ceremony. The company's Renaissance Rumford 1000 was selected from 35 applicants and is reportedly the world’s first certified cleanburning open fireplace.
The Clean Air Excellence Award Program was suggested by the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee, a
federal advisory committee that provides advice to EPA on air issues, to acknowledge programs, projects or technologies that directly or indirectly reduce emissions and pollutants; are innovative and unique; provide a model for others to follow; and result in positive outcomes that are continuing/sustainable.
The Renaissance Rumford 1000 reportedly burns 73% to 90% cleaner than a traditional wood fireplace, but also incorporates a sliding style glassdoor that retracts into the wall facing. The fireplace also utilizes an insulated chimney to prevent uncontrolled cold air leakage from the chimney system, and a positive sealing outside air intake.
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