Energy Efficiency Regulations

Regulatory Definition

A factory assembled electric device that removes moisture from the air, is mechanically refrigerated and has a water removal capacity not exceeding 87.5 litres per day (L/d) (185 U.S. pints/day).

Compliance Date

Manufactured on or after October 1, 2012

List of Compliant Models

Test Standard


Energy Efficiency Standard

Water Removal Capacity (Cr)
Minimum Energy Factor  (EF)
≤16.6 ≥1.35
> 16.6 but ≤ 21.3   ≥1.5
> 21.3 but 25.5 ≥1.6
> 25.5 but ≤ 35.5 ≥ 1.7
> 35.5 ≥2.5
Cr = water removal capacity in litres per day

Energy Efficiency Report Requirements

  • name of product;
  • brand name;
  • model number;
  • manufacturer;
  • the name of the certification body or province whose verification mark will be on the product or its package;
  • water-removal capacity in L/d;
  • energy factor in L/kWh; and
  • standby power in watts;

Download the energy efficiency reporting template.

This document does not constitute part of the Energy Efficiency Act (Act) or its associated regulations.  This document is an administrative document that is intended to facilitate compliance by the regulated party with the Act and its associated regulations.  This document is not intended to provide legal advice regarding the interpretation of the Act or its associated regulations. If a regulated party has questions about their legal obligations or responsibilities under the Act or its associated regulations, they should seek the advice of legal counsel.