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New E3 Project: Hot Water Systems

04May

New E3 Project: Hot Water Systems

Topic: Water Heating

Exploring new standards and labelling for hot water systems

The New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) is leading a project to develop a high level policy roadmap for hot water systems.

In conjunction with the E3 Program and Prioritisation Plan 2017-18, EECA will look at possible new standards and labelling for hot water systems in New Zealand and Australia. To assist with the policy development process, EECA will undertake initial research into international best practice.

Currently only some hot water systems are required to meet energy performance requirements in New Zealand and Australia and none are labelled.

Electric Storage Water Heaters, Gas Storage Water Heaters and Gas instantaneous water heaters must currently meet Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS). There are currently no MEPS in place for solar water heaters, heat pump water heaters or electric instantaneous water heaters.

EECA will lead a new E3 project which will develop a high level policy roadmap looking at new standards and labelling for hot water products.

Further updates will be provided as the project develops. Opportunities will also be provided for stakeholders to participate in consultations about the policy proposals.

To make an enquiry or be notified of progress with this project, please contact EECA at regs@eeca.govt.nz.  Please also contact EECA at this email address if you wish to be added to the stakeholder list for future consultations.