11 Dec 2018
Canada Proposes New Energy Efficiency Standards for Various Products
The Canadian government is proposing to introduce (i) minimum energy performance standards and labelling and reporting requirements for clean water pumps and miscellaneous refrigeration products, (ii) more stringent minimum energy performance standards and/or updated testing standards for six currently regulated product categories (i.e. ceiling fans, central air conditioners and heat pumps, chillers, refrigerated vending machines, single package vertical air conditioners and heat pumps, and walk-in coolers and freezers) and (iii) reporting requirements for portable air conditioners. It is estimated that this amendment to the regulations would result in an annual reduction of 0.33 megatonnes of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
Among other actions, for clean water pumps manufactured on or after 27 January 2020 the proposal would set the minimum energy performance standards at levels that will apply on that same date in the United States. In the case of miscellaneous refrigeration products manufactured on or after 28 October 2019, including residential wine coolers and combination coolers, the proposal would set minimum energy performance standards at levels that will apply on that same date in the United States. Performance would be measured in accordance with testing standards aligned with those of the United States. The coolers and combination cooler refrigeration products would also be required to carry an EnerGuide label.