Canada as an International ENERGY STAR® Partner
Canada shares a 9,000-kilometre border with the United States, our biggest economic trading partner. We share access to fresh water. We share the air.
In this linked environmental and commercial ecosystem, it makes sense that Canada and the U.S. work together. This alignment reduces cost to government and the administrative burden for business, which ultimately reduces costs for consumers.
ENERGY STAR is a good example of this bilateral cooperation. Each country runs an ENERGY STAR program that promotes energy-efficient products. Both have ENERGY STAR standards, testing procedures and certified product lists that are the same or very similar.
Consumers and utilities need only consult one online listing for the vast majority of product types. (Only fenestration products—windows, doors and skylights—and heat recovery ventilators have a Canadian-only product list and technical specifications.)
Similarly, manufacturers need only meet one specification (with the above-noted exceptions) and test and submit eligible products to one place to be listed in both countries, saving administrative and testing time and costs.
The ENERGY STAR name and symbol are administered and promoted in Canada by Natural Resources Canada and are registered in Canada by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
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