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GEMS/MEPS (energy efficiency)

In order to sell electrical goods that are regulated for energy efficiency, you must ensure that the products meet Australian energy efficiency compliance requirements.

The Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (GEMS) is the national framework for product energy efficiency in Australia and includes the Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS).

GEMS MEPS Energy Ratings

What you can expect from our GEMS/MEPS (energy efficiency) service

  • Advise of any applicable energy efficiency standard that is relevant to the product in question.
  • Manage and register the product(s) online on behalf of the client.
  • Ensure that all product labelling conforms to the relevant energy rating.

Fast and simple compliance with GEMS/MEPS (energy efficiency) Standards

GEMS will continue to be a top priority for the regulator who will continue with the E3 Prioritisation Plan. The Equipment Energy Efficiency, (E3) program is a cross jurisdictional program through which the Australian Government, states and territories and the New Zealand Government collaborate to deliver a single, integrated program on energy efficiency standards and energy labelling for equipment and appliances. The E3 plan is designed to maximise all opportunities to save energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lower energy costs for households and businesses. The focus is broad, but many major domestic and commercial products have been identified as “High Priority.” These include Lighting, swimming pool pumps, fridges, televisions and hot water products.

Your business can reduce its risk and potential exposure in this key area by working with the BWES team of engineers who with more than 50 years’ experience are ideally placed to provide a suite of services unrivalled in the industry. From a simple check to establish if your products are regulated under GEMS Act 2012, right through to complete turn-key management of your GEMS/MEPS portfolio, BWES engineers are committed to achieving your organisation’s total compliance demands.

GEMS/MEPS (energy efficiency) FAQs

The Australian and New Zealand Governments provide a very comprehensive listing of all products requiring  regulation.  You can head over here, to determine if your products are regulated in Australia and New Zealand.

You will need to obtain test reports that are according to the right standard before being able to register the product(s) in the MEPS database. You must then affix the appropriate Energy Rating Label containing the information on your product which should then be clearly highlighted at the point of sale.

Once your product(s) have gained registration, it will be valid for a period of 5 years. Following this period, it will be necessary to renew your registration using the latest test report. You will also be required to provide the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority New Zealand, (EECA) with product sales, import and export data on an annual basis.

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