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Amendment 17

Energy Efficiency Regulations

April 2022

Pre-publication in the Canada Gazette, Part I

Amendment 17 to the Energy Efficiency Regulations has been pre-published in the Canada Gazette, Part I on April 2, 2022.

Pre-publication initiates a 70-day comment period, which will end on June 11, 2022. Natural Resources Canada encourages you to submit your comments online using the new commenting feature on the Canada Gazette, Part I website. You can submit comments at any point throughout the 70-day period, but early submission will allow for early analysis of any potential changes to the proposal to address concerns.


The amendment would update energy efficiency and testing standards for central air conditioners and central heat pumps primarily used in the residential sector to prevent upcoming unnecessary regulatory differences between Canada and the United States. In addition, the Amendment would make other minor changes to currently regulated products to address known issues with Canadian requirements to ensure that the Energy Efficiency Regulations, 2016 align with the U.S. requirements more clearly where already intended. Finally, the Amendment would specify energy-using products in order for the Minister of Natural Resources to be able to exercise the ministerial regulations authority, at its discretion, to maintain harmonization between requirements set out in another jurisdiction.

Pre-consultation in advance of pre-publication in Canada Gazette

Technical bulletins were released to initiate a public consultation process. Archived bulletins relating to this amendment are no longer available on our web site. To obtain a copy, please contact us by e-mail.

Forward Regulatory Plan (December 2020)

Natural Resources Canada indicated its intention to move forward with Amendment 17 through the Forward Regulatory Plan published in December 2020.

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