Proposed product standards and strategies
This page lists proposed product energy efficiency standards and strategies being investigated by EECA under its forward work plan. The forward work plan is developed in conjunction with the Equipment Energy Efficiency (E3) Programme.
Products are grouped by type, and are categorised as follows.
- Revisions to product standards (MEPS and/or labelling). This means that revisions to existing product standards are being considered for introduction, subject to government approval.
- New product standards (MEPS and/or labelling). This means that new product standards are being considered for introduction, subject to government approval.
- Under investigation. These products are being investigated for possible new or revised energy efficiency measures (e.g. minimum energy performance standards, energy rating labels).
- Long-term strategy. These product groups are being reviewed through long-term energy efficiency strategies.
Commercial and industrial products
- Distribution transformers - revisions to product standards (MEPS).
- Refrigerated display cabinets (commercial refrigerators and freezers) - under investigation.
- Electric motors (three-phase) - under investigation.
- Commercial refrigeration - long-term strategy.
- Industrial products (including air compressors, industrial fans and industrial pumps) - long-term strategy.
Heating, cooling and hot water
- Air conditioners and heat pumps - revisions to product standards (MEPS).
- Gas space heaters and decorative appliances - under investigation
- Gas ducted heaters (central heating systems) - under investigation
- Heat pump water heaters - under investigation
- Electric storage water heaters - under investigation
- Refrigerators - revisions to product standards (MEPS)
- Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) - new product standards (MEPS).
- Televisions - new product standards (MEPS and labelling).
- Computers - PCs and monitors - new product standards (MEPS and labelling).
- Home entertainment products - under investigation.
Current product standards
A number of products are currently required to meet minimum energy performance and/or energy rating labelling requirements. Find out more about current product standards.