The Equipment Energy Efficiency (E3) program aims to increase the energy efficiency of appliances and equipment used in Australia and New Zealand. This is achieved through the delivery of an energy efficiency standards and labelling programm. The Australian labelling programme is based on a star system. The E3 program is implemented through the Greenhouse and Minimum Standards (GEMS) Act 2012. New Zealand is a partner in the E3 Program under a bilateral agreement with Australia.