Standards

Water Efficiency Rating and Standard Australia

Water Efficiency Rating and Standard Australia

Governing Organization

WELS Regulator

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Auditing / Certification Body

WELS Regulator

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Assessment Type

Third party assessed by verified bodies

Memberships

Government Affiliated

Sectors Covered

Various Sectors

Issues Covered

Environmental Management, Water Related

Description

Water shortages and the longer-term security of water supply are serious concerns for Australia. The WELS Scheme labels a range of products for water efficiency, helping Australian households to save water and money.  When WELS began in 2005, projections were made on the reduction in the demand for water and energy to the year 2021. Since then, a more recent study has been completed (in 2008) which shows even greater savings than the 2005 projections. By 2021, Australians could save more than one billion dollars through reduced water and energy bills by simply choosing more efficient products.  All WELS products must be registered, rated and labelled according the requirements of the WELS Standard AS/NZS6400:2005Water-efficient products-Rating and labelling.  The WELS Standard is cross-referenced to the performance requirements of other product standards and technical specifications.

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