FMA-ANZ Efficiency Performance

The drive for higher energy efficiencies is impacting many industries.  The non-domestic fan equipment industry has to face this challenge and work with regulatory bodies in both Australia and New Zealand so that the industry can thrive and grow.

The FMA-ANZ wish to develop systems of self-regulation to be incorporated within the framework of the Minimum Efficiency Performance Standards (MEPS) in Australia and New Zealand; and work with Standards Australia and New Zealand to effect changes in appropriate standards; and to represent the non-domestic fan industry’s views and capabilities in the following bodies:

  • ISO
  • Standards Australia and New Zealand
  • Australian Building Codes Board (BCA)
  • National departments/agencies responsible for energy efficiency policy and regulation of air movement products, components and systems
  • Testing facilities


Underpinning these efforts, FMA-ANZ members have voted to adopt a voluntary industry performance code detailing energy efficiency performance levels for key categories of non-domestic fans.

See the FMA-ANZ Voluntary online Performance Code Calculator here:

The Australian government is currently investigating a range of policy options to increase the energy efficiency of fans sold in Australia. The key focus will be improving the energy efficiency of non-domestic fan units used in Commercial and Industrial applications in Australia with a motor input of 125 Watts to 500 KWatts.

It was recently announced that non-domestic fans are included in the 6 priority areas for improving appliance energy efficiency. The FMA-ANZ will be closely engaging in the consultation process.

“This is a critical step in engaging industry and other stakeholders in the development of regulations on minimum energy performance standards. Fan producers have long contended that regulation to ensure that Australia accesses highly efficient, high quality fans is necessary” said FMA-ANZ Chairman, Simon Bradwell. “Fans are not just those things that sit in a corner and move air in a room, or off a ceiling. They are also critical components in many building air conditioning systems and are also in motors and other equipment” he added.