Certification Programmes for RES installations (Flamme verte)

Updated: 07.02.2019

Author: Helena Vidalic

The label Flamme Verte was launched in 2000 by the French energy agency ADEME together with industrialists of the wood heating sector in order to certify high quality devices such as wood-burning fireplace inserts, stoves as well as wood-fueled boilers. All manufacturers who signed the Flamme Verte quality charter commit themselves to produce devices meeting security, pollution and energetic performance requirements. Control procedures are conducted by the certification association Certita.

In order to support the acquisition of Flamme Verte - labellised wood heating devices, the French government grants a tax credit amounting up to 30% of the equipment costs (please refer to the support section for more information on the tax credit). 


Manufacturers of wood heating systems.

Competent authority

The competent authority is the French energy agency ADEME. However the applications are handled by the certification association Certita.

Further information

Information on the requirements of the Flamme Verte quality charter can be found under: http://www.flammeverte.org/

Distribution of costs


There are no direct costs implied. However, the signing of the charter may involve higher costs expenditures regarding the higher quality of the products.


Further information

  • Agence de l’Environnement et de la Maîtrise de l‘Energie (ADEME) – Energy Agency
  • +33 241 204 120
  • ADEME website