There are around 370,000 televisions and 400,000 computer monitors sold in New Zealand each year. Televisions, computer monitors, and digital signage displays are collectively referred to as ‘electronic displays’.
Televisions and computer monitors are already subject to Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) and Mandatory Energy Performance Labelling (MEPL) requirements in Australia and New Zealand. However, digital signage displays are not currently subject to these requirements.
MEPS are beneficial to industry, consumers, and the environment. They ensure that products to be sold in Australia and New Zealand meet minimum energy efficiency standards. MEPL provides energy efficiency information to consumers at point of sale. These measures contribute to an overall reduction in New Zealand’s energy related emissions.