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ENERGY STAR – General updates






ENERGY STAR Day takes place every year on the fourth Tuesday of October.

The purpose of ENERGY STAR Day is to raise awareness of the important role that energy efficiency plays in helping Canadians combat climate change; and to celebrate the great strides our participants, stakeholders and citizens have made together in saving energy. If there’s one day to sing the praises of the role that ENERGY STAR plays in Canada’s energy efficiency efforts, it’s this one. Find out more details on what is planned for this year.


Disqualified Heat/Energy recovery ventilators (H/ERVs)

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is pleased to launch the Disqualified H/ERVs web page. Disqualified H/ERVs are now listed publically to promote transparency and help Canadians make informed choices.

A disqualified product is one that was previously certified as ENERGY STAR but no longer meets the technical requirements of the ENERGY STAR program. Technical requirements for ENERGY STAR products are updated periodically to keep up with market trends and emerging technologies. These updates are at the heart of the ENERGY STAR program’s work to direct Canadians to more efficient products and to keep ENERGY STAR products on the cutting edge.

You can use the Disqualified H/ERVs webpage to identify disqualified products and the year in which an H/ERV was originally certified.

H/ERVs are a Canada-only ENERGY STAR product category.

Consumer caution! Be aware of deceptive sales tactics

The Government of Canada does not provide rebates for energy products

The Government of Canada does not provide rebates or incentives for energy products. If you see a website purporting to represent the Government of Canada and promising rebates, please contact the appropriate provincial or federal consumer protection authorities. Please let us know if they claim to represent ENERGY STAR Canada. Natural Resources Canada does have a searchable database to locate regional energy product rebates across the country.

Deceptive door-to-door sales tactics

Be aware of companies that claim to have Natural Resources Canada backing. The Government of Canada, Natural Resources Canada and its family of brands (ENERGY STAR, EnerGuide and ecoENERGY) NEVER go door-to-door asking to enter Canadians’ homes to inspect, sell, or rent heating and cooling equipment.

See more details.


Congratulations to the 2019 ENERGY STAR Canada award winners

Each year ENERGY STAR Canada recognizes Participants who have demonstrated particular excellence. Award winners earn the prized recognition of being the best in their class—and use of a special ENERGY STAR winner’s symbol.

The seventeen winners are program participants from across Canada representing utilities, manufacturers, retailers, associations, and homebuilders. A big thank you not only to the winners and the applicants, but to all of our 1,500+ participants who work on a daily basis to help Canadians save energy, save money and save our environment.

If you represent a participating manufacturer, retailer, builder, utility or advocate, and think your efforts deserve to be recognized, consider applying here for next year’s awards.

Not yet an ENERGY STAR Participant? Learn more about joining here.

The ENERGY STAR name and symbol are trademarks registered in Canada by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and are administered and promoted by Natural Resources Canada.

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