The Commonwealth Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, on behalf of the Committee overseeing the Equipment Energy Efficiency (E3) Program, together with the Industrial Equipment Technical Working Group (TWG), have developed papers to provide a technical understanding of industrial pumps, compressors and boilers. These papers also investigate how the E3 Program could be expanded to include these products in Australia and New Zealand.
On Tuesday 27 October 2020, an exposure draft of the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (Swimming Pool Pumps) Determination was released for public comment. The exposure draft outlines proposed energy efficiency regulations that would apply to swimming pool pumps. The Determination is the first instance of energy efficiency regulations for swimming pool pumps, introducing minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) and mandatory energy rating labelling.
This paper sets out the approach that will be used to convert energy measured under the AS/NZS 4474.1 test standard to estimate the likely energy consumption under the International Electrotechnical Commission 62552-3 test standard. This approach will form the basis on which the GEMS Regulator will assess whether household refrigerating appliances that have been registered under the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (Household Refrigerating Appliances) Determination 2012 will meet MEPS 2021 levels that will come into effect on 15 August 2021.
This report presents the results of the market surveillance of models of the seven products regulated under the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (GEMS) Act 2012 that are required to display an Energy Rating Label (ERL) on the product when supplied in store. The report covers the period between 1 July 2019 and 30 June 2020.