Clear Skies Unlimited / Whitacre Greer Reach Distrbituion Agreement for HearthCat Technology for Clean Burning Fireplaces

Whitacre Greer is pleased to have reach a distribution agreement with Clear Skies Unlimited for Clear Skies’ HearthCat technology for the masonry new construction market.  HearthCat technology reduces PM2.5 fireplace emissions below the EPA voluntary program Phase 2 level of 5.1 g/kg.  HearthCat will be distributed through firebrick distributors nationwide for new masonry fireplace construction.  Please contact Colby at cdehoff@wgpaver.comfor information on this exciting new product.

Clear Skies Unlimited Inc. is a small business specializing in innovative catalytic solutions for the most challenging air quality problems.  Clear Skies has successfully developed and tested a wood burning fireplace emission control retrofit technology that has the potential to reduce emissions in wood burning fireplaces by as much as 70 to 90 percent in some cases.   The HearthCAT™ System Reduces PM2.5 from one modular masonry fireplace to 2.9 g/kg, well below the EPA voluntary program Phase 2 emissions level of 5.1 g/kg.  The HearthCAT™-equipped Isokern Fireplace is the cleanest burning open hearth fireplace currently qualified under EPA’s voluntary program.  The HearthCAT™ has also been successfully tested and qualified in a factory-built fireplace.  The technology has application potential in millions of fireplaces nationwide, since it can be used in new or retrofit fireplaces, and in both open hearth masonry and low mass fireplaces.  The HearthCAT™ is a passive catalytic device that employs a smoke capture hood to isolate and destroy the offensive pollutants and wood smoke.  The system is easily installed, requires little or no maintenance, and is affordable to the consumer.  For four consecutive years, Hearth & Home Magazine had issued the Vesta Challenge to hearth product manufacturers for the creation of a wood burning fireplace retrofit technology that would dramatically reduce particulate emissions without creating any smoke spillage or adversely affecting indoor air quality.  In March of 2009, Clear Skies Unlimited won this prestigious award.

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