Amendment 6

April 2014

Registration and publication of Regulations Amending Canada’s Energy Efficiency Regulations

Amendment 6 to the Energy Efficiency Regulations was registered on April 10, 2003 and published on April 23, 2003.

Canada Gazette, Part II

Amendment 6 was published in the Canada Gazette, Part II, or SOR/2003-136 10 on April 23, 2003.

Canada Gazette, Part I

Amendment 6 was pre-published on December 14, 2002 in the Canada Gazette, Part 1. (see pages 52 to 73).

This amendment increases the stringency of the existing energy efficiency standards for fluorescent lamp ballasts, room air conditioners and 60 to 66 Watt PAR lamps. It introduces new standards for BR and ER incandescent reflector lamps and dry-type transformers. The amendment also updates the energy performance test procedures referenced for general service fluorescent lamps and motors and introduces minor changes to dishwasher and model number definitions and to annual energy consumption calculations. The revisions to the standards for fluorescent lamp ballasts, reflector lamps, room air conditioners and dishwashers are, with some minor differences, consistent with the standards currently in effect in the United States.

The change to the model number definition is to clarify the intent and use of the model number within the compliance process of the Energy Efficiency Regulations. The term designator is not restrictive and allows for flexibility in choice of a "model number". The new definition also specifies how the "model number" is used and stresses the consistency between the requirements of the different sections of the act referencing "model number".

Effective dates

  • Effective immediately: reflector lamps, room air conditioners, and dishwashers
  • Effective January 1, 2005: dry-type transformers
  • Effective April 1, 2005: fluorescent lamp ballasts

For information on requirements in the Regulations for each product, consult Natural Resources Canada’s Requirements for energy-using products.

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