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Publication of Regulations amending Canada’s Energy Efficiency Regulations


October 2011

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Amendment 11 to the Energy Efficiency Regulations was published on October 12, 2011 in the Canada Gazette, Part II and comes into force six months after publication, on April 12, 2012.

This is the second of three planned amendments to the Energy Efficiency Regulations to deliver energy, greenhouse gas and air pollutant reductions as part of Canada's Clean Air Regulatory Agenda.

For general contact information, please refer to Canada Gazette or to the PDF.

Summary of affected products

The amendment will:

Increase the stringency and/or scope of existing minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) for seven currently regulated products:

Introduce new MEPS and associated reporting and compliance requirements for five products:

Update the Regulations to reflect minor changes stemming from a recent amendment to the Energy Efficiency Act and other relevant standards updates.

For additional information on the Regulations, consult the Guide to the Regulations.

This amendment to the Energy Efficiency Regulations was pre-published in the June 12, 2010 edition of the Canada Gazette, Part I for a period of 75 days during which all stakeholders were invited to comment. Comments were received and there were some changes to the amendment in response to stakeholder input including delaying proposed requirements for room air conditioners and portable air conditioners to a future amendment.  

Revisions to the room air conditioners requirements are being delayed to better harmonize with regulatory requirements being developed in the US.  The introduction of MEPS for portable air conditioners is delayed to permit additional time for industry to reach consensus on a revised test procedure.