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.

Regulatory definition

Dishwasher, an electrically operated automatic household dishwasher.

Compliance date

Manufactured on or after May 30, 2013

Compliant product models

Dishwashers as listed on NRCan’s searchable database

Labelling requirements

EnerGuide label required

Testing standard


Energy efficiency regulations by province

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

Energy efficiency standard

Energy performance standard for dishwashers
Size category Maximum total annual energy consumption (kWh)
Compact ≤ 222 kWh
Standard ≤ 307 kWh
kWh = kilowatt-hour

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
  • total annual energy consumption in kWh
  • type and size category: built-in, portable, compact, standard
  • volume of hot water used in litres
  • annual standby energy consumption in kWh
  • drying option: power-dry with fan and heat on; power-dry with fan on and heat off power dry off

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.