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Energy Consumption of Major Household Appliances Shipped in Canada, Summary Report – Trends for 1990–2007

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Chapter 7 / Summary of Major Household Appliances

7.1 Energy Savings

Figure 10 shows the estimated annual energy consumption of all major household appliances shipped between 1992 and 2007 without the contributing factors described in the Foreword as well as how much energy was actually consumed by the appliances during this period. The gap between the two lines represents incremental annual energy savings.

Annual Energy Savings for All Major Household Appliances, 1992–2007.

Energy efficiency began to improve almost immediately after Canada’s Energy Efficiency Act came into force in 1992.

The average annual energy savings for major appliances were estimated to be 2.88 petajoules (PJ) between 1993 and 2007. (No energy savings had been expected in 1992.) This number indicates that, on average, major appliances consumed approximately 2.88 PJ less per year than they would have without the contributing factors.

The largest annual savings occurred in 2007, when major appliances consumed approximately 6.56 PJ less than they would have otherwise. That amount is the equivalent of one year’s energy for approximately 58 900 households. Cumulative energy savings for all major household appliances reached 41.69 PJ (11.56 billion kilowatt hours).

For detailed data concerning the six major household appliances for the study period 1990 to 2007, refer to Appendix A in this report.

For more information about this summary report, contact
Diane Friendly
Demand Policy and Analysis Division
Office of Energy Efficiency
Natural Resources Canada
580 Booth Street
Ottawa ON K1A 0E4

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