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Amendment 16 to the Energy Efficiency Regulations

June 2019

Publication in the Canada Gazette, Part II

Amendment 16 to the Energy Efficiency Regulations was published in the Canada Gazette, Part II on June 12, 2019. Interested parties should consult the regulations directly or Natural Resources Canada’s Guide to the Regulations for more information.

Affected products


  • air conditioners and heat pumps under 19 kW (65,000 Btu/h)
  • ceiling fans (air flow) 
  • portable air conditioners
  • wine coolers/chillers (miscellaneous refrigeration products)

Commercial and industrial

  • chillers
  • pumps
  • vending machines (refrigerated)
  • vertical air conditioners and heat pumps (single package)
  • walk-in coolers and freezers

Pre-publication in the Canada Gazette, Part I

Amendment 16 was pre-published on December 8, 2018 in the Canada Gazette, Part I, and updates existing energy efficiency standards for 9 product categories to align with requirements in force or soon to be in force in the U.S. 

Pre-consultation in advance of pre-publication in Canada Gazette

Technical bulletins were released to initiate a public consultation process. Archived bulletins relating to this amendment are no longer available on our web site. To obtain a copy, please contact us by e-mail.

Notice of Intent (March 4, 2017)

A Notice of Intent was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on March 4, 2017 indicating Natural Resources Canada’s intent to proceed with the development of Amendment 15. This original proposal was split into two amendments, renumbered to Amendment 15 and Amendment 16.

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