“Signals 2013 — every breath we take” - EEA

Hints for the current state of air quality in Europe, where they come from, how air pollutants form, and how they affect our health and the environment and a good overview of the way we build our knowledge on air, and how we tackle air pollution through a wide range of policies and measures

The European Environment Agency (EEA) publishes Signals annually, providing a snapshot of issues of interest to the environmental debate and the wider public.


Guides for clean biomass combustion

When wood, wood chips or pellets are burnt in wood stoves, particles are released into the air. If you want to minimize these emissions, you can act on the equipment, the fuel and the way you use your stove. Different institutions offer practical guides for households. Here are some examples:

« Se chauffer au bois - Bûches, plaquettes et granulés pour des appareils performants »
« La qualité de l’air et le chauffage au bois – des solutions simples pour limiter les émissions de polluants du chauffage au bois »
« Guide pratique - se chauffer au bois de manière efficace et respectueuse de l’environnement »

“Heizen mit Holz”

Landesanstalt für Umwelt, Messungen und Naturschutz Baden-Württemberg
"Richtig Heizen"

e.g. EnergieSchweiz,Lufthygieneamt beider Basel, Kaminfegermeisterverband Baselland, Basellanschaftliche GebäudeVersicherung
“Feuern mit Holz – gewusst wie ?”
“Holzheizungen richtig betreiben – Brennstoff und Ascheentsorgung”