Earth’s Flame™ wins 2010 Green Award at HPBA Expo
Hearth & Home honors Earth’s Flame™ hybrid retrofit for reducing emissions up to 72%
Corona, CA—Earth’s Flame™ took top honors at the 2010 Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Expo’s 10th Annual Vesta Awards where they were presented “The Green Award”. Earth’s Flame™’s environmentally-friendly fire grate was honored for its revolutionary design and superior technology for reducing emissions in wood burning fireplaces. The Vesta Awards are presented by Hearth & Home Magazine and were created as a recognition of accomplishment in the Hearth and Outdoor Room categories.
The Vesta Awards recognize and honor companies and specific products for innovation in design and/or technology. Judging teams were made up of retailers, distributors, product designers, test lab engineers, affiliate leaders and industry experts, and were selected to be a balanced representation of different disciplines. Winners in all categories will be featured in the May issue of Hearth & Home. “Earth’s Flame™ worked diligently to develop a product worthy of The Green Award,” says Lisa Leighton, Owner of Canterbury Enterprises located in Corona, California. “We created a simple retrofit solution for most existing fireplaces. It allows homeowners to once again enjoy their fireplace. The product is ‘Green’ because it improves ambient air quality and reduces the health risks associated with harmful emissions. This award is an honor for Canterbury Enterprises and great news for our environment.”
For years Air Quality Management Districts all over the United States have told homeowners when they can and cannot use their wood-burning fireplaces depending on air quality. In many areas, such as Southern California, wood-burning fireplaces were banned in new construction. Earth’s Flame™ has created a solution. Earth’s Flame™ looks forward to working with air quality authorities to amend and create positive guidelines and with the EPA to promote their Burn Wise program. The hybrid retrofit grate reduces emissions 33% below the Phase 2 Emissions Level of the EPA’s Voluntary Wood-Burning Fireplace Program as tested in a typical 36″ zero clearance fireplace. Pollutants from wood burning fireplaces will be reduced up to 72% by using the Earth’s Flame Grate/Log Lighter System.
Earth’s Flame™ was developed by Canterbury Enterprises and engineer Steve Marple of Project Services International of Bayfield, Colorado, to reduce fireplace emissions and preserve the tradition of wood-burning home fireplaces.
About Earth’s Flame™
The new hybrid retrofit for wood-burning fireplaces features a gas-enhanced combustion system combined with an emission-reducing grate. Earth’s Flame™ (patent pending) can be retrofit into almost any fireplace, and requires no maintenance. Its 304 Stainless Steel construction ensures the reduction of pollutant emissions with the same efficiency over the entire lifespan of Earth’s Flame™. The unique design addresses the three “T’s” of good combustion: Time, Temperature and Turbulence. Earth’s Flame™ starts with a Blue Flame™ Log Lighter underneath the fire grate that creates a rapid and sustained ignition of the wood diminishing the initial smoke when a fire is lit. The refractory plate above the fire keeps combustion gases in the fireplace longer for more complete combustion. The refractory plate also prevents gases and particles from going straight up the chimney and
it creates turbulence. The resulting fire has reduced harmful emissions.
Where to Find Earth’s Flame™
Coming this summer, Earth’s Flame™ will be available at fireplace retail stores, fireplace distributors, plumbing wholesalers and hardware stores.