Canada to Update Energy Efficiency Standards

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 15:52 -- MrGreen

Canada’s Department of Natural Resources recently announced that it is considering tightening energy efficiency requirements for nine existing product categories and initiating new standards for six other product groups.

Canada’s Energy Efficiency Regulations were first introduced in 1995, prescribing efficiency requirements for residential, commercial and industrial energy using products. The regulations have been amended over the years to align with technology improvements and new product availability. In 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy and Natural Resources Canada established a goal to harmonize test procedures and energy efficiency standards as a way of reducing the burden on manufacturers, preventing unnecessary duplication and cost, and increasing consumer product choice.

The proposed changes to the Energy Efficiency Regulations, known as Amendment 14, affect the 15 product categories shown in the table below:

Residential

Existing Product Categories New Product Categories

Commercial and Industrial

Existing Product Categories New Product Categories

Lighting

Existing Product Categories New Product Categories

For additional information on the proposed Amendment 14, visit the Natural Resources Canada website. For a copy of the 2016 proposed Energy Efficiency Regulations, with changes from Amendment 13, click here.