Australia: Minimum Energy Performance Standards for commercial refrigeration now in force
As of October 1, 2004, refrigerated display cabinets manufactured in, or imported into, Australia must comply Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) which are set out in AS 1731.14-2003 Refrigerated display cabinets - Minimum energy performance standard (MEPS) requirements. The scope of commercial refrigeration MEPS includes both remote and self-contained refrigerated display cabinets primarily used in commercial applications for the storage of frozen and unfrozen food. The Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) for commercial refrigeration are set out in AS 1731.14-2003 as total energy consumption per total display area (TEC/TDA) in kWh/day/m2 for various unit types. The standard also defines minimum efficiency levels for "High Efficiency" refrigerated display cabinets. Only products which meet the specified efficiency levels can apply this term to promotional or advertising materials. A copy of these standards is available at www.standards.com.au.