Guide to Canada's Energy Efficiency Regulations

Canada’s Energy Efficiency Act (Act) and Energy Efficiency Regulations (the Regulations)

Introduction to the Regulations

  • Who is affected by the Regulations?
  • Responsibilities of dealers
  • Energy efficiency standards
  • Energy efficiency report
  • Import reporting
  • Verification mark
  • Labelling requirements
  • Exemptions
  • Federal and provincial energy efficiency legislation
  • Useful links

Energy efficiency regulations by province

Some provinces also have their own energy efficiency regulations for many of the federally regulated productsfind out which ones!

Regulated products

All of these regulated products must meet federal energy efficiency standards in order to be imported into Canada or shipped from one province to another for the purpose of sale or lease. The Regulations continue to apply to these products if they are incorporated into a larger unit or machine, even when that unit or machine is an unregulated product.

Household appliances

Water heaters

Heating and air-conditioning equipment

Lighting products

Electronic products

Other energy-using products