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Energy Efficiency Regulations

Technical requirements

Regulatory definition
An electrically operated automatic household dishwasher.

Test standard
CAN/CSA-C373-04

Compliance date
January 1, 2004 and January 1, 2010
Regulated since February 3, 1995

EnerGuide label Required

EnerGuide directory: available
List of models available

Energy efficiency standard
 Product class Minimum EF (cycle/kWh) Total annual energy consumption (kWh)
  January 1, 2004 January 1, 2010
Compact dishwashers
(holds less than 8 place settings and 6 serving dishes)
0.62 ≤ 260 kWh
Standard dishwashers 0.46 ≤ 355 kWh
EF = Energy Factor (cycles per kilowatt hour)

Requirements for the energy efficiency report prior to import, as listed in Schedule IV of the Regulations

  • type of product (dishwasher)
  • brand name
  • model number
  • manufacturer
  • name of the organization or province that carried out the dishwasher verification and authorized the verification mark that will be affixed to the dishwasher
  • total annual energy consumption in kWh (kilowatt hours per cycle multiplied by 215 cycles/year)
  • test group type and size category: built-in or portable compact or standard
  • volume of hot water used in litres
  • energy factor in cycles/kWh and
  • drying options offered: dry heat or heat on/heat off.