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Information Sessions on the New Zoned Energy Rating Label

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A Zoned Energy Rating Label (ZERL) has been introduced for air conditioners. The ZERL enables consumers to make a more energy efficient choice, when it comes to picking an air conditioner for their home. It will be mandatory on new models from 1 April 2020. 


Information Sessions

The ZERL includes more detailed information, than the previous energy rating label on air conditioners.  The GEMS Regulator ran a series of information sessions around Australia in August and September 2019 on the new label.  These information sessions were for air conditioner retailers and installers, so they can assist their customers to choose an efficient air conditioner for their climate.  The sessions covered:

  • why there has been a change to the label
  • how to read the new label and explain it to customers 
  • the transition arrangements between the old and the new labels
  • how retailers should display the label in store, including regulated responsibilities; and
  • some questions that might be asked about the new label.

A copy of the slides from the presentation is available.