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Amendment 17

Energy Efficiency Regulations

May 2021

The Energy Efficiency Regulations Forward Regulatory Plan has been updated in April indicating Natural Resources Canada’s intent to proceed with the development of Amendment 17 to increase the energy efficiency for all new home appliances to the ENERGY STAR® level, to deliver on the Mandate Letter of December 13, 2019, in which the Prime Minister of Canada asked the Minister of Natural Resources to make ENERGY STAR® certification mandatory for all new home appliances starting in 2022. The Amendment would also update other regulated products as described below:

  • Introduce Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS), testing standards, verification and reporting requirements for one household appliance;
  • Introduce more stringent MEPS and update testing standards for central air conditioners and heat pumps;
  • Make miscellaneous updates for some currently regulated products; and
  • Introduce the authority to use Ministerial Regulations for some products.

Consultation in advance of pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I

Technical bulletins with upcoming webinars have been released to initiate a public consultation process.

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