News & Views

21st June 2016

Energy Efficient Lighting Focus

21 Jun 2016

The National Electrical and Communications Association supports the Federal Government’s commitment to focus on lighting as a priority within the Equipment Energy Efficiency (E3) Program.

The E3 Program is an Inter-Governmental Agreement through which the Australian Government, States and Territories and New Zealand collaborate to deliver a single, nationally integrated scheme to enhance energy efficiency standards and labelling for equipment and appliances.

A key objective of the E3 Program is to reduce energy bills for households and businesses by driving improvements to the energy efficiency of new appliances and equipment.

“NECA endorses the Federal Government’s renewed commitment and focus towards energy efficient lighting,” said its CEO, Mr Suresh Manickam.

“Greater use of energy efficient lighting such as LEDs has delivered savings for business and the wider community, particularly when replacing outdated products such as halogen or fluorescent lamps.”

“Products such as LEDs deliver long term benefits such as increased usage, enhanced durability and lower maintenance costs. Additionally, as LEDs don’t contain mercury, there’s also a reduction in toxicity within landfill upon their eventual disposal,” Mr Manickam said.

“NECA has long supported the greater use of energy efficient products across the sector and we are encouraged by the Government’s renewed focus on lighting as a way to deliver sustainable benefits for business and the wider community.”



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Notes for editors

1. NECA is the peak industry body representing the interests of electrical and communications contractors Australia-wide.
2. NECA is run by electrical contractors, for electrical contractors.
3. We have 5,000 contracting companies as members – and they in turn employ over 50,000 people Australia-wide.
4. NECA employs almost 350 people across its seven chapters (Queensland, New South Wales, ACT, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia).
5. The chapters provide NECA members with a range of services including: Industrial Relations, Health & Safety, Legal, Technical, Training, business-support services, product discounts and advocacy representation in Canberra with Government, Industry bodies and Training bodies.
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7. NECA also employ around 2,000 apprentice electricians and provides training to a further 2,000.
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