On February 17, 2022, the Australian Official Gazette published a decision to revise the greenhouse effect and minimum energy performance standards for air conditioners of 65 kW or more.
Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) are referred to in Australia as Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Performance Standards (GEMS).
The announced decision to revise GEMS for air conditioners of 65 kW or more will replace the 2019 GEMS and will revise not only GEMS, but also the energy grade labeling and testing requirements for the target products. In Australia, the 2019 GEMS has applied to air conditioners of 65kW or more, and the 2020 GEMS based on the 2019 GEMS will be applied from April 1, 2022.
The 2022 GEMS will be postponed for half a year until the 2020 GEMS begins, and there are no other changes. Beginning October 1, 2022 when 2022 GEMS will be applied, all air conditioner models subject to the 2022 GEMS that will be supplied or imported must be registered through the Energy Evaluation Product Registration System. Companies can register before the start date if they wish.
The relevant documents can be viewed at the following URLs:
- Authority press release
- Official Gazette: 2022 GEMS