The Energy Rating System encapsulates all the relevant Australian legislation that electrical appliances must comply with to meet Australian energy efficiency standards. Its creation allows manufacturers and importers to self-assess their products, enabling them to gain energy efficiency certification in a timely and cost-effective manner.
Developed in close collaboration with the Department of Environment and Energy, the website processes thousands of applications and appliance types, assigning a variety of business rules while ensuring compliance to the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Act 2012.
Putting the end-user at the heart
Working closely with Australian and New Zealand government bodies and key stakeholders, we gained a deep understanding of complex user needs to develop a cross jurisdictional system.
Our engagement with stakeholders allowed us to develop a clear vision of a system that would facilitate user needs effectively and played a significant role in the design and development of the system.
The scope of work provided by WSP includes:
- Project management
- Business analysis
- Design and development
- Continued hosting and support services
Our dedication to gaining a comprehensive understanding of the project’s requirements was a crucial aspect in designing and developing an intuitive system that fully adheres to regulations and performs efficiently.
Developing an efficient system
The Energy Rating program is a cross jurisdictional program through which the Australian and New Zealand Governments collaborate to deliver a single, integrated program on energy efficiency standards and energy labelling for equipment and appliances in the form of a red star energy rating certificate that is affixed to all appliances.
Building on our expertise
To deliver this system, we leveraged our previous experience in creating The Equipment Energy Efficiency (E3) program that fulfils legislative and IT requirements within the Australian Federal Government. The system was designed, developed, and continues to be hosted and supported for the Australian Department of Environment and Energy. The system was first developed in response to the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (GEMS) Act 2012, which created a national framework for product energy efficiency in Australia. The GEMS Act is the underpinning legislation for the Energy Rating program.