Regulations and Standards

What's New?


Amendment 12B
regarding minimum energy performance standards for general service lighting (light bulbs) is in force as of December 31, 2013.

Publication January 15, 2014 – Canada Gazette, Part II

Forward Regulatory Plan 2014-2016

NRCan is working with the Canada-U.S. Regulatory Cooperation Council to advance Canada’s ability to align energy efficiency regulations with those in the U.S. Some mechanisms being considered include: powers to streamline NRCan’s ability to regulate; better use of incorporation by reference to maintain alignment; identifying efficiencies in the current national standards making process; greater collaboration with the U.S. in standards development (to reference jointly-made standards) and compliance operations. This work may affect the form of future regulatory amendments.

Regulatory Process