Regulations developed under Canada's 1992 Energy Efficiency Act establish minimum energy efficiency standards for energy-consuming products, including major electrical appliances. Canada's Energy Efficiency Regulations apply to products imported to Canada and traded between provinces/territories.
What the Regulations Specify
- which products must be labelled with an EnerGuide label
- the reference standard that describes the procedures used to test each appliance
- the minimum energy efficiency level that each appliance must meet
- how products must be labelled
A dealer (a person or an organization engaged in buying and selling) that imports major electrical appliances to Canada or that ships them between provinces/territories must ensure that they are properly labelled.
Manufacturers of major electrical household appliances to be sold in Canada must:
- test these appliances for energy consumption
- show the annual energy consumption of each model on a standardized EnerGuide label