|Policy status:||In Force|
|Policy Type:||Information and Education>Performance Label>Endorsement label|
|Policy Target:||Residential Appliances, Lighting|
|Agency:||Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority|
|Funding:||Around NZD 3 million a year is allocated to MEPS and labelling, ENERGY STAR and Vehicle Fuel Economy Rating|
• ENERGY STAR® is an independent, international endorsement mark used by industry/retail partners to promote the most energy efficient products on the market. The ENERGY STAR concept was developed by the US Environmental Protection Agency in 1992.
• ENERGY STAR was launched in New Zealand in 2005, and by 2015 coverage had been extended to twenty product categories, including white ware, windows, home electronics, office equipment, air conditioners (heat pumps), solar water heating, and some types of lighting.
• This scheme is used in New Zealand alongside minimum energy performance standards and energy rating labels to achieve reductions in energy intensity, energy demand and energy-related GHG emissions as well as generating savings for the end user through stimulating the uptake of, demand for, and marketability of high efficiency products. ENERGY STAR qualified heat pumps (air conditioners) were the only products specified for use under the Warm Up New Zealand: Heat Smart insulation and clean heating programme. Some ENERGY STAR specifications also feature as optional criteria in New Zealand Government procurement guidelines.
Last modified: Mon, 15 Jun 2015 16:16:51 CEST