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ENERGY STAR retires

27Apr

ENERGY STAR retires

Topic: Labelling

Labelling change in New Zealand

By the end of 2017, the ENERGY STAR label will be retired in New Zealand. A recent review by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) shows consumers prefer using the Energy Rating Label.

The ENERGY STAR label gives consumers a guide to appliances with superior energy efficiency. EECA, which licenses the endorsement label from the Environmental Protection Agency in the United States, says the label is increasingly getting lost in a crowded label market.

EECA’s Efficient Products Manager Eddie Thompson says a recent review shows consumers prefer using the Energy Rating Label which lets consumers compare the running cost of appliances.

Read EECA's full media release here.