NZ MEPS-compliant products

EECA maintains a list of electric storage water heaters that meet New Zealand Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS). This is based on information provided by the manufacturer/importer.

To comply with the Building Code (Acceptable Solution H1/AS1), the product must meet NZ MEPS (or use an alternative pathway to code compliance).

An electric storage water heater is a hot water cylinder that contains an electric resistive element. This includes both solar and heat pump hot water cylinders unless they meet the exclusion requirements specified in the applicable Standard. More information can be found on the electric storage water heater page.

List of models

NZ MEPS compliant ESWH [PDF, 898 KB]

Requirements to be accepted onto the list

Products are added to the list based on the information provided when the product was registered under the Energy Efficiency (Energy Using Products) Regulations 2002 or the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (Electric Water Heaters) Determination 2012.

For a product to be on the list it must meet the following criteria:

  • Meet NZ MEPS
  • Have a registration status of approved or variation approved (currently registered)
  • Be marked as available for purchase in New Zealand
  • Have a suitable test report submitted with the registration.

Manufacturers/importers can contact us for more information.


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