Energy Efficiency Regulations
Amendment 14 to the Energy Efficiency Regulations was published in Canada Gazette Part II on October 31, 2018. While some provisions come into force upon publication, most provisions of this Amendment will come into force on April 30, 2019. The Guide to the Regulations will be updated with new requirements for affected products in time for the coming-into-force of the Amendment.
Video product, a household electronic product that is encased in a single housing, requires a power supply device in order to operate and is designed:
- to be connected to mains power, and
- primarily to do one or both of the following, namely, produce audio and video signals from, or record those signals to, digital or analog media
It does not include a camera or a portable DVD player that has both an integral display screen and a DC power source.
Manufactured on or after January 1, 2013
Compliant product models
Video products as listed on NRCan’s searchable database
Energy efficiency regulations by province
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Energy efficiency standard
|Off mode||Standby mode|
|With display on||Without a display or with display inactive|
|≤ 0.5 W||≤ 1 W||≤ 0.5 W|
Video products must also be capable of entering off mode or standby mode.
- Display – a clock or other device that provides visual alphanumeric or graphical information or indicates the status of the equipment
- W – watts
Energy efficiency report requirements
- name of product
- brand name
- model number
- name of the certification body or province whose verification mark will be on the product or its package
- if it has standby mode, its power consumption in that mode, expressed in watts, as applicable
- with the information display active
- with the information display inactive
- without the information display
- period, expressed in minutes, that begins when standby mode is enabled and ends when the measurement of power consumption in that mode is completed
- if it has off mode, its power consumption, expressed in watts, in off mode
- type of playback or recording technology
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.