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Energy Efficiency Regulations

Regulatory definition

Dishwasher, an electrically operated automatic household dishwasher.

Compliance date

Manufactured on or after May 30, 2013

For models manufactured prior, refer to the Regulations

Compliant product models

Dishwashers as listed on NRCan’s searchable database

Labelling requirements

EnerGuide label required

Testing standard


Energy efficiency regulations by province

Some provinces also have their own energy efficiency regulations for many of the federally regulated products – find out which ones!

Energy efficiency standard

Energy performance standard for dishwashers
Size category Maximum total annual energy consumption (kWh) Water consumption (litres/cycle)
Compact ≤ 222 kWh ≤ 13.25
Standard ≤ 307 kWh ≤ 18.93

kWh = kilowatt-hour

Energy efficiency report requirements

  • name of product
  • brand name
  • model number
  • manufacturer
  • the name of the certification body or province whose verification mark will be on the product or its package
  • whether a mathematical model as defined in the Regulations was used to generate any of the information provided below
  • total annual energy consumption in kWh
  • type and size category: built-in, portable, compact, standard
  • volume of hot water used in litres
  • annual standby energy consumption in kWh
  • drying option: power-dry with fan and heat on, power-dry with fan on and heat off, power dry off
  • water consumption factor in L/cycle

Download the energy efficiency reporting template.

This document does not constitute part of the Energy Efficiency Act (Act) or its associated regulations. This document is an administrative document that is intended to facilitate compliance by the regulated party with the Act and its associated regulations. This document is not intended to provide legal advice regarding the interpretation of the Act or its associated regulations. If a regulated party has questions about their legal obligations or responsibilities under the Act or its associated regulations, they should seek the advice of legal counsel.

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