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Amendment 7

October 2003

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

Amendment 7 to the Energy Efficiency Regulations was registered on September 25, 2003 and published on October 8, 2003.

Canada Gazette, Part 11

Amendment 7 was published in the Canada Gazette, Part II, on October 8, 2003.

Canada Gazette, Part 1

Amendment 7 was pre-published on May 31, 2003 in the Canada Gazette, Part 1 (PDF go to page 53). 

This amendment addresses the energy efficiency of vented gas fireplaces and electric ranges.

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

Further details

The amendment requires that fireplace efficiency (FE) of vented gas fireplaces be tested and verified using a recently published Canadian Standards Association (CSA) test method. The information reported to NRCan by Canadian dealers will enable NRCan to produce an EnerGuide Directory for Gas Fireplaces. This directory, which will be similar to existing ones for major household appliances, will help consumers make an informed decision when purchasing a gas fireplace. The amendment does not prescribe a minimum energy performance level.

For point-of-sale consumer information, the industry has agreed to participate in a voluntary EnerGuide rating program that builds on the successful collaboration between the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) and NRCan in administering similar programs for residential heating and air-conditioning equipment since 1996.

The amendment also updates the CSA standard referenced for electric ranges. The new standard incorporates new consumption factors for determining the energy efficiency of electric ovens and cook tops. There are corresponding new equations for minimum energy performance.

Archived bulletins relating to this amendment are no longer available on our web site.
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