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Posted By Emily Pilloton On February 19, 2007 @ 4:37 am In Design,Environment,Green Interiors,Renewable Energy | 17 Comments
Despite Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction of an early spring this year, some of us are still freezing our you-know-whats off (that groundhog is cute, but let’s face it, he’s no meteorologist). So until the temperatures rise, warming your frostbitten fingers by a stylish and eco-friendly fireplace is a good way to go…
The go-to company for environmentally-friendly fireplaces seems to be Eco-Smart Fire , which we’ve written about before. Their well-designed modern fireplaces and ranges require no gas hookup and instead rely on clean-burning denatured ethanol. Their systems are also flue-less, which means they can be installed basically anywhere in your home.
Another stunning option is Spark’s Fire Ribbon , $3999, a vent-free system that boasts nearly complete fuel combustion, eliminating carbon monoxide and soot.
For a more portable option, the $650 Geniol Fireplace  makes for a great (and warm!) tabletop centerpiece and burns using a clean fuel “paste.”
And for a more functional option, Schultedesign’s Fire Furniture  line offers both warmth and a usable surface with their coffee table and podium. Most importantly, the flame burns off of a liquid that is both smoke and emission-free.
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/2007/02/19/environmentally-friendly-fireplaces/
 Eco-Smart Fire: http://inhabitat.com/2005/09/13/ecosmart-fireplace/
 Spark’s Fire Ribbon: http://www.sparkfires.com/products/fire_ribbon_VF.htm
 Geniol Fireplace: http://www.pid.se/en/lighting/for_candles/geniol_fireplace_1452.html#more_images
 Carl Mertens: http://www.carl-mertens.com
 “tabletop fireplace”: http://www.nova68.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=CM5950&Category_Code=690
 Schultedesign’s Fire Furniture: http://inhabitat.com/2007/01/25/fire-furniture-by-schultedesign/
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