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Publication announcements

  • Standards Published (4)

      • AS/NZS 2040.1:2021 Performance of household electrical appliances - Clothes washing machines, Part 1: Methods for measuring performance, energy and water consumption

        Standard specifies the energy efficiency labelling requirements for electric clothes washing machines intended for household and similar use that are within the scope of the relevant legislation. This Standard defines performance and energy efficiency labelling requirements that a clothes washing machine is to meet in order to to carry a compliant energy rating label. This Standard does not specify safety requirements.

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      • AS/NZS 2040.2:2021 Performance of household electrical appliances - Clothes washing machines, Part 2: Energy efficiency labelling requirements

        Standard specifies the energy efficiency labelling requirements for electric clothes washing machines intended for household and similar use that are within the scope of the relevant legislation. This Standard defines performance and energy efficiency labelling requirements that a clothes washing machine is to meet in order to carry a compliant energy rating label. This Standard does not specify safety requirements.

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      • AS/NZS 2442.1:2021 Performance of household electrical appliances - Rotary clothes dryers, Part 1: Methods for measuring performance, energy and water consumption.

        Standard specifies test procedures and minimum performance criteria for determining the performance characteristics of electric rotary clothes dryers intended for household and similar use that are within the scope of the relevant legislation. This Standard does not specify safety requirements.

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      • AS/NZS 2442.2:2021 Performance of household electrical appliances - Rotary clothes dryers, Part 2: Energy efficiency labelling requirements

        Standard specifies energy efficiency labelling requirements for electric rotary clothes dryers intended for household and similar use that are within the scope of the relevant legislation. This Standard defines performance and energy efficiency labelling requirements that a rotary clothes dryer is to meet in order to carry a compliant energy rating label. This Standard does not specify safety requirements.

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  • Withdrawals and Proposals to Withdraw (6)

      • AS/NZS 2007.1:2005 Performance of household electrical appliances - Dishwashers - Part 1: Methods for measuring performance, energy and water consumption

        Superseded by AS/NZS 2007.1:2021

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      • AS/NZS 2007.2:2005 Performance of household electrical appliances - Dishwashers - Part 2: Energy efficiency labelling requirements

        Superseded by AS/NZS 2007.2:2021

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      • AS/NZS 2040.1:2005 Performance of household electrical appliances - Clothes washing machines - Part 1: Methods for measuring performance, energy and water consumption

        Superseded by AS/NZS 2040.1:2021

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      • AS/NZS 2040.2:2005 Performance of household electrical appliances - Clothes washing machines - Part 2: Energy efficiency labelling requirements

        Superseded by AS/NZS 2040.2:2021

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      • AS/NZS 2442.1:1996 Performance of household electrical appliances - Rotary clothes dryers - Energy consumption and performance

        Superseded by AS/NZS 2442.1:2021

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      • AS/NZS 2442.2:2000 Performance of household electrical appliances - Rotary clothes dryers - Energy labelling requirements

        Superseded by AS/NZS 2442.2:2021

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Latest articles

  • Timber standard NZS 3604 being revised - experts invited

    New Zealand's main standard for the design and construction of timber-framed buildings, NZS 3604:2011 Timber-framed buildings, is being revised. Standards New Zealand is in the process of managing the formation of a standards development committee and technical experts interested in participating on working groups are invited to register their interest.

  • New Data and Digital Community of Practice for the NZ Public Service

    The Digital Public Service Branch, an operational arm of the Government Chief Digital Officer, Statistics New Zealand / the Government Chief Data Steward, and Standards New Zealand have formed a new Data and Digital Standards Community of Practice (CoP). This CoP will replace an existing Data Standards Community of Practice.

  • 29 joint Australia-New Zealand standards proposed for withdrawal

    Standards New Zealand constantly reviews standards that are more than 10 years old to ensure they are current and continue to be fit for purpose. As part of this review, we ask for feedback from stakeholders on standards which we propose to withdraw.

  • Standards’ key role in the fight against COVID-19

    New Zealand’s ingenuity and adaptability are apparent in how businesses are transforming in the fight against COVID-19. If you are providing or accessing services, or designing, producing or buying products related to the COVID-19 pandemic, please consult standards. Standards are a tried and tested way of improving quality and safety, enhancing products and services, and meeting industry best practice. There are some recommended standards that could help with this work.

  • Sustainability and gender diversity key themes at IEC General Meeting

    Standards New Zealand’s Senior Advisor International Relationships, Steve Lowes, attended the International Electrotechnical Commission’s (IEC) General Meeting in Shanghai late last year. Steve, who is also the Secretary of the IEC’s National Committee of NZ (NCNZ), was joined by the NCNZ President, Peter Berry, and 12 representatives from leading New Zealand companies and organisations.

  • Standards support hydrogen technologies for a greener future

    The New Zealand government’s energy strategies are focused on transitioning our country to reach 100 percent renewable electricity by 2035 and to be a net zero carbon emitter by 2050. Hydrogen is emerging as a key technology that could help to achieve this target by ‘decarbonising’ parts of our economy. Standards are playing an important role in helping develop the safe and efficient introduction of hydrogen technologies.