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Video: Helping you help your customers

What retailers and tradies need to know about the E3 program.

If you cannot see the video try viewing it on YouTube or download a transcript.

Supplying a product?

Know your obligations.

If you are a retailer or tradie and supply a product in Australia and New Zealand that is regulated for energy efficiency, you have legal obligations to ensure that these products are registered, and if required by the legislation, that Energy Rating Labels are displayed at point of sale.

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Search the Registration database

Use the registration database to view and compare all products registered under the GEMS Act.

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Energy Rating Calculator

Compare the energy efficiency of fridges, televisions and computer monitors, clothes washers and dryers, dishwashers, and air conditioners.

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Energy Rating Calculator app

Use the Energy Rating Calculator app to compare the energy efficiency and running costs of similar products.


Light Bulb Saver app

Learn how choosing more efficient light bulbs can save you money – download the free Light Bulb Saver app now on the iTunes App Store or Google Play.


Online training for retailers

Man using computerWe have partnered with Smarter Choice to deliver online training to help you support your customers choose an energy efficient appliance.

Contact us for more information on how to access the online training and incorporate in your learning 
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Lighting retailers

Specialist lighting retailer training

Lighting retail stores are well positioned to assist customers to make lighting choices that result in more efficient energy use and good light quality for their homes.

The specialist lighting retailer training package consists of a retailer guide and suite of residential case studies designed to help retailers support their customers to choose efficient lighting solutions that meet their needs.

Specialist lighting retailer training

Resources for plumbers

Several states and territories now have regulations regarding the types of water heaters that can be installed in homes, which generally promote the installation of low greenhouse gas emission water heaters. As a result of these regulations and the availability of government incentives, the number of heat pump water heaters being installed is expected to increase.

The Plumber Training Handbook and Plumber Reference Guide are resources to assist plumbers in installing heat pump hot water systems. They are a useful resource for plumbers and other installers of solar and heat pump water heating technologies, and will help installers to update their installation skills and techniques.

Solar and Heat Pump Water Heater Plumber Reference Guide

Solar and Heat Pump Water Heater Plumber Training Handbook

Lighting installers

Training Guide: The Basics of Efficient Lighting

The Basics of Efficient Lighting reference manual is a joint initiative of the E3 Program and the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA).

The manual introduces the basic concepts of light and lighting, and explores the key requirements of a lighting system and what standards need to be met. It also explains what is meant by sustainability and energy efficiency and how good lighting design can contribute to these.

Basics of Efficient Lighting


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