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Federal Energy Efficiency Act update for HVAC Equipment

May 5, 2016

Regulatory Initiative: Canada’s Energy Efficiency Regulations

The Government of Canada is committed to improving energy efficiency standards for consumer and commercial products, reducing regulatory burden through alignment with the United States (U.S.), and collaborating with North American partners, provinces and territories to take action on climate change. Improving energy efficiency standards and decreasing regulatory burden provides both economic and environmental benefits to Canada.

Implemented in 1995 under the Energy Efficiency Act, the Energy Efficiency Regulations (the Regulations) are amended to prescribe new or updated standards for energy-using products used in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors, and to update testing methodologies or labelling requirements. They are typically aligned with standards in the U.S. unless there are unique Canadian circumstances.

Between 2016 and 2018, Natural Resources Canada intends to propose a series of amendments to the Energy Efficiency Regulations, with the approximate timing for pre-publication as follows:

  1. Amendment 13: Spring 2016
  2. Amendment 14: Spring 2017
  3. Amendment 15: Spring 2018

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The Energy Efficiency Regulations can be found here.