Bulletin: Amendments to the Energy Efficiency Regulations in Canada

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The Energy Efficiency Regulations have been amended to add new products, harmonize minimum energy performance requirements with those of other jurisdictions, and update testing methodologies or labelling requirements. The amendments will:

  • Increase the stringency of existing minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) for some currently regulated products
  • Introduce new MEPS and associated reporting and compliance requirements for six products:
    • Residential wine chillers,
    • Commercial clothes washers,
    • Torchieres (floor lamps),
    • Ceiling fan lighting,
    • Traffic signal modules and pedestrian modules,
    • Commercial and industrial gas unit heaters;
  • Introduce MEPS for general service lamps in 2012;
  • Require consumer energy performance labelling for most common lamp types

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