SM15: MEPS for Fans: New developments on the path towards legislation

Dr Simon Bradwell, Managing Director, ebm-papst A&NZ

Currently the sale of non-domestic fans and fan motors in Australia and New Zealand is unregulated and lags behind the European Union, US, and China, where regulations exist or are being developed. A regulation concerning Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS for Fans) has been in development for a number of years. Chairperson of the Fan Manufacturers Association, Dr Simon Bradwell will give an update on the state of the legislation process, including both voluntary and mandatory regulations, to increase the energy efficiency of new fans sold in Australia.

A technical analysis of the products that are included - will be provided, along with an overview on how the legislation will impact the industry. With a benefit-cost ratio of 6.8 and an estimated net benefit of 2,126 million AUD, there is significant supporting data for the introduction of MEPS to the HVAC industry.


Simon Bradwell, PhD, CEng, FIEAust, is Chairman of the Fan Manufacturers Association of Australia and New Zealand (FMA-ANZ) and Managing Director of ebm-papst A&NZ. He is an Executive Director at ARBS and the ARBS Foundation and part of the Executive Management Committee of AREMA. He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Simon works broadly with Australian federal and state governments on fan efficiencies and other motor related issues. His 16 years of fan industry experience and engineering work spans Europe, Africa and Australasia. He is a Chartered Engineer with a Doctorate in Engineering from the UK. In 2015 he was recognised as Fellow of Engineers Australia.



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