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Empowering Australian consumers with information on energy efficiency

March 3, 2021

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  • Standards Australia has published a revised series of standards with the objective of providing consumers with information to better enable them to select energy efficient dishwashers, clothes washing machines and clothes dryers.
  • The revisions will assist in minimising confusion within industry by providing manufacturers and suppliers with requirements that are consistent with legislation. They provide the methodology to measure energy efficiency as well as providing energy efficiency labelling requirements.
  • The standards are now consistent with the requirements specified in the relevant regulatory instruments, the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Act 2012 (GEMS Act) determinations.

With many options on the market, picking an energy efficient clothes dryer, washing machine or dishwasher can be challenging. Standards Australia has recently published a range of standards aimed at making that choice easier for sustainably minded consumers.

The recently published standards specify how manufacturers and suppliers across dishwashers, clothes washing machines and clothes dryers must test appliances to meet energy efficiency labelling requirements.

“In a time where sustainable living is on most people’s minds, Standards Australia are part of the movement to empower consumers to make decisions when purchasing household appliances based on their energy efficiency labelling,” said Roland Terry-Lloyd, Head of Standards Development at Standards Australia.

The revised series of standards are now consistent with the current determinations, which will minimise confusion within the industry by streamlining industry requirements.

“By aligning these standards with the legislative requirements and current market offerings, suppliers and consumers can both benefit from increased clarity in energy consumption declarations,” said Phillip Robinson, Technical Manager of Consumer Electronics Suppliers Association and Chair of committee responsible for the standards.

The standards provide manufacturers with test load requirements and test methods to measure energy and water consumption for industries to be able to supply products that meet the GEMS Act labelling requirements.

“The guidance is a reflection of how Standards Australia continues to deliver value to our communities by guiding manufacturers to provide information that will assist consumers to make educated decisions when purchasing,” concluded Mr Terry-Lloyd.

The recently published standards are:

AS/NZS 2442.1, Performance of household electrical appliances - Rotary clothes dryers, Part 1: Methods for measuring performance, energy and water consumption.

AS/NZS 2442.2, Performance of household electrical appliances - Rotary clothes dryers, Part 2: Energy efficiency labelling requirements.

AS/NZS 2007.1, Performance of household electrical appliances - Dishwashers, Part 1: Methods for measuring performance, energy and water consumption.

AS/NZS 2007.2, Performance of household electrical appliances - Dishwashers, Part 2: Energy efficiency labelling requirements.

AS/NZS 2040.1, Performance of household electrical appliances - Clothes washing machines, Part 1: Methods for measuring performance, energy and water consumption.

AS/NZS 2040.2, Performance of household electrical appliances - Clothes washing machines, Part 2: Energy efficiency labelling requirements.

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  • Standards Australia has published a revised series of standards with the objective of providing consumers with information to better enable them to select energy efficient dishwashers, clothes washing machines and clothes dryers.
  • The revisions will assist in minimising confusion within industry by providing manufacturers and suppliers with requirements that are consistent with legislation. They provide the methodology to measure energy efficiency as well as providing energy efficiency labelling requirements.
  • The standards are now consistent with the requirements specified in the relevant regulatory instruments, the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Act 2012 (GEMS Act) determinations.

With many options on the market, picking an energy efficient clothes dryer, washing machine or dishwasher can be challenging. Standards Australia has recently published a range of standards aimed at making that choice easier for sustainably minded consumers.

The recently published standards specify how manufacturers and suppliers across dishwashers, clothes washing machines and clothes dryers must test appliances to meet energy efficiency labelling requirements.

“In a time where sustainable living is on most people’s minds, Standards Australia are part of the movement to empower consumers to make decisions when purchasing household appliances based on their energy efficiency labelling,” said Roland Terry-Lloyd, Head of Standards Development at Standards Australia.

The revised series of standards are now consistent with the current determinations, which will minimise confusion within the industry by streamlining industry requirements.

“By aligning these standards with the legislative requirements and current market offerings, suppliers and consumers can both benefit from increased clarity in energy consumption declarations,” said Phillip Robinson, Technical Manager of Consumer Electronics Suppliers Association and Chair of committee responsible for the standards.

The standards provide manufacturers with test load requirements and test methods to measure energy and water consumption for industries to be able to supply products that meet the GEMS Act labelling requirements.

“The guidance is a reflection of how Standards Australia continues to deliver value to our communities by guiding manufacturers to provide information that will assist consumers to make educated decisions when purchasing,” concluded Mr Terry-Lloyd.

The recently published standards are:

AS/NZS 2442.1, Performance of household electrical appliances - Rotary clothes dryers, Part 1: Methods for measuring performance, energy and water consumption.

AS/NZS 2442.2, Performance of household electrical appliances - Rotary clothes dryers, Part 2: Energy efficiency labelling requirements.

AS/NZS 2007.1, Performance of household electrical appliances - Dishwashers, Part 1: Methods for measuring performance, energy and water consumption.

AS/NZS 2007.2, Performance of household electrical appliances - Dishwashers, Part 2: Energy efficiency labelling requirements.

AS/NZS 2040.1, Performance of household electrical appliances - Clothes washing machines, Part 1: Methods for measuring performance, energy and water consumption.

AS/NZS 2040.2, Performance of household electrical appliances - Clothes washing machines, Part 2: Energy efficiency labelling requirements.

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Communications Department
communications@standards.org.au
communications@standards.org.au
Adam Stingemore
General Manager, Engagement and Communications
+61 2 9237 6086
Chris Larsen
Senior Manager Communications & Design
+ 0431 900 712
Jess Dunne
Communications Manager
+ 61 2 9237 6381