- Strengthen the minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) for 20 product categories, including large air conditions, commercial freezers, fluorescent lamp ballasts, and gas and oil boilers;
- Reduce GHG emissions and energy consumption associated with these products; and
- Eliminate unnecessary differences between Canadian and US regulations for the product categories.
To meet the above objectives, the proposed Regulations include the following requirements:
- Dealers must ensure that each regulated product model they import meets the energy efficiency standards;
- Dealers must ensure that each regulated product model they ship from one province to another meets the energy efficiency standards;
- Dealers must ensure that the product has an EnerGuide label and energy efficiency verification mark if applicable;
- Dealers must submit energy efficiency reports to Natural Resources Canada when importing a regulated energy-using product; and
- Products required to contain an energy efficiency verification mark must obtain one from a body accredited for energy efficiency verification by the Standards Council of Canada;
The draft 2016 Regulations on Energy Efficiency are open for comment until July 14, 2016.