There are a number of electrical appliances and equipment that must meet energy efficiency standards and be registered prior to being offered for sale or used for commercial purposes in Australia.
Regulated products must meet the required Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) and/or carry an Energy Rating Label. The requirements are set in the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (GEMS) Act 2012 and for individual product types, the relevant GEMS Determinations.
The Equipment Energy Efficiency (E3) Program includes a range of activities, undertaken with the cooperation of industry, to promote the manufacture and sale of energy efficient equipment and appliances, a key component being the Energy Rating labelling scheme that is designed to make the energy efficiency of a product a key feature in its selection.
The E3 Program also undertakes monitoring, verification and enforcement activities to ensure compliance with program requirements. Compliance audits of retail showrooms are undertaken to ensure that relevant equipment is registered and correctly labelled for energy efficiency. Check testing of equipment is also undertaken to verify and ensure that the claims made by manufacturers and importers on the energy label are correct.
To find out which electrical appliances and equipment are covered by the E3 Program
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