Equipment Energy Efficiency Programme
The Equipment Energy Efficiency Programme (known as E3) aims to introduce measures that increase the energy efficiency of products used in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors in New Zealand.
E3 Programme measures are jointly funded and developed under the leadership of the E3 Committee, comprising officials from the New Zealand Government and the Australian State, Territory and Commonwealth Governments.
By working jointly under the E3 Committee, New Zealand and Australia honour their commitments under the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Arrangement, which facilitates trade in goods between the two countries.
Proposals by the E3 are subject to cost benefit analysis, public consultation, and the final decisions of the Ministerial Council on Energy (MCE), of which New Zealand's Minister of Energy and Resources is an honorary member with voting rights on TTMRA-related issues.
The E3 Committee reports to the MCE through the Energy Efficiency Working Group (E2WG) and the Standing Committee of Officials (SCO).
All E3 new requirements are incorporated in Australian, New Zealand or joint Australian/New Zealand Standards (AS/NZS). These Standards are developed by Standards Committees comprising government and industry representatives. The process to develop Standards is managed by Standards Australia and Standards New Zealand.
National legislation in New Zealand (and State and Territory legislation in Australia) gives legal effect to the relevant Standards for each specific product type.
Check out the E3 Charter and a list of E3 Committee member organisations at the Energy Rating website.
For more information about TTMRA, visit the Ministry of Economic Development website.
E3 Compliance Newsletter
Keep up-to-date with the Equipment Energy Efficiency (E3) newsletter. This features developments about compliance, provides updates on the E3 programme, and issues.
For the latest issue and back copies, visit the Energy Rating website.