Energy efficiency standards for residential, commercial and industrial products (ICS Code):
Split-System Central Air Conditioners – 91.140.30; 23.120
Split-System Central Heat Pumps – 27.080
Single Package Central Air Conditioners - 91.140.30; 23.120
Single Package Central Heat Pumps - 27.080
Ceiling Fan Light Kits – 91.160.10; 29.140
Electric Motors – 23.100.10
Electric Water Heaters – 91.140.65
Fluorescent Lamp Ballasts – 29.140.30
Gas-Fired Storage Water Heaters - 91.140.65
Oil-Fired Water Heaters - 91.140.65
Small Electric Motors - 23.100.10 Walk-in Freezer and
Walk-in Cooler Components - 97.130.20
Regulations Amending the Energy Efficiency Regulations, 2016 (Amendment 17); (84 page(s), in English and French)
The Energy Efficiency Regulations, 2016 (the Regulations) prescribe energy efficiency standards for residential, commercial and industrial energy-using products. They also prescribe labelling requirements for certain products to disclose and compare the energy use of a given product model relative to others in their category. The Regulations are amended regularly to introduce or update energy efficiency and testing standards.
This proposed amendment would update energy efficiency and testing standards for central air conditioners and central heat pumps primarily used in the residential sector to prevent upcoming unnecessary regulatory differences between Canada and the United States. In addition, the Amendment would make other minor changes to currently regulated products to address known issues with Canadian requirements to ensure that the Regulations align with the United States more clearly where already intended. Finally, the Amendment would specify energy-using products in order for the Minister to be able to exercise the ministerial regulations authority, at its discretion, to maintain harmonization between requirements set out in another jurisdiction.