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Proposed implementation of mandatory energy performance standards and labelling

Publication date:  April 2001
Publication reference number:  ME 383

A discussion document on proposals for regulations on energy efficiency performance standards and labelling.  Submissions closed on 11 May 2001.

Energy labelling of household appliances has been voluntary in New Zealand since 1989. In November 2000, the Government decided to implement mandatory energy performance labelling (referred to in this document as “energy labelling”) for refrigerators and freezers, dishwashers, clothes dryers, clothes washers, and household-size air conditioners. It also confirmed the introduction of minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) for domestic electric storage water heaters, fluorescent tubes, and ballasts for fluorescent tubes.