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Canada’s strategy: standards and labels
Whether you are a Canadian consumer, business or public entity, energy efficiency should play an important role in your buying decisions. Buy energy-efficient products to: save energy, lower utility bills and reduce impacts on the environment.
There are more than 100 kinds of energy efficient residential and commercial products in Canada that are regulated and/or ENERGY STAR® certified.
On each of our product pages, you’ll find helpful information, such as:
- Key product features
- Tips to further reduce your energy consumption
- Information on whether the product has an EnerGuide label or is subject to Government of Canada Energy Efficiency Regulations
- Direct links to product models that are regulated or ENERGY STAR certified.
Primarily commercial use: Commercial food service equipment, Commercial heating and cooling, Light commercial heating and cooling equipment, Industrial/commercial equipment, Office equipment, Data centres
Other products (electric vehicle chargers, laboratory-grade refrigerators and freezers, pool pumps and water coolers)
Use our on-line tool Searchable product list to find models available in Canada.
Many Canadians are already familiar with the two brands that Natural Resources Canada uses to make it easier for you to buy energy-efficient products:
The ENERGY STAR symbol indicates that a product meets or exceeds high efficiency standards. Currently, more than 75 product categories can qualify for the symbol and, typically, a certified model is in the top 15 to 30 percent of its class for energy performance.
The EnerGuide label compares a product’s energy performance to others in its class. The label is mandatory on certain products as a part of Canada’s Energy Efficiency Regulations. On other products, its presence is voluntary.
NRCan administers effective standards and labelling programs in order to ensure Canadians have access to reliable, affordable and efficient energy-using products.
Detailed information for manufacturers
Additional information for retailers
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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