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Presentation of LED lighting consultation sessions held in Australia and New Zealand in September 2015. The presentation provides an overview of the LED Product Profile and discusses its findings, policy options and identified areas where additional data would be useful.

Presentation of Commercial lighting consultation sessions held in Australia and New Zealand in September 2015. The presentation provides an overview of the Commercial Lighting Product Profile, and discusses its findings, policy options and identified areas where additional data would be useful.

Solar Water Heater Product Profile consultation

Water heating in Australia and New Zealand is a major contributor to energy use and cost in the residential sector, and many businesses and commercial organisations.

This paper presents policy options for consultation to streamline regulations and reduce the operating costs of electric storage hot water heaters to consumers. Water heating accounts for about 25% of an average Australian households energy use and about 30% in New Zealand.

This consultation document forms part of an investigation into the feasibility of increasing the Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) for electric motors and expanding the scope of motors covered under the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Act 2012 in Australia and the Energy Efficiency (Energy Using Products) Regulations (2002) in New Zealand.

This consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) document examines the potential impacts, costs and benefits of implementing options to increase the energy efficiency of Heat Pump Water Heaters (HPWH). The options focus on the HPWH market with consideration of consumer behaviour and the strategy to improve the energy efficiency of the whole water heater market.

This is an addendum to the decision Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS)- Minimum Energy Performance Standards for Air Conditioners: 2011, and must be read in conjunction with that document that was published in December 2010.

This Addendum updates the decision RIS for Air Conditioner MEPS scheduled for October 2011 that was issued by the Equipment Energy Efficiency Committee under the auspices of the Ministerial Council on Energy in December 2010. This Addendum now forms part of the published document.

This report is a technical appendix to accompany the main report Evaluation of Energy Efficiency Policy Measures for Household Air Conditioners in Australia prepared by EnergyConsult in 2010. The report presented further details of the background, methodology and results of the study undertaken. This report should be read in conjunction with the Evaluation of Energy Efficiency Policy Measures for Household Air Conditioners in Australia report.

Air conditioners fall into three broad categories single unit systems, packaged air conditioners (PACs) and larger commercial and industrial cooling towers. Single unit systems are purchased and used in small commercial buildings and dwellings.

Packaged air-conditioners (PACs) the main focus of this regulatory statement provide heating, cooling and air-conditioning residential (HVAC) in small to medium commercial and institutional buildings, and in larger residential dwellings. Larger air cooling towers are used in medium to larger commercial and industrial buildings.

The emphasis in the current policy setting is on greenhouse gas reduction and assisting households to transition to a low-carbon future. Energy efficiency measures are a key element of the Government’s approach, in addition to an emissions trading scheme and the renewable energy target. The Energy labelling and Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) under the Equipment Energy Efficiency (E3) program seek to address problems relating to lack of information on the energy performance of appliances and equipment and incentives that may result in poor energy efficiency choices.