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Amendment 14 to the Energy Efficiency Regulations

October 2018

Publication in the Canada Gazette, Part II

Amendment 14 to the Energy Efficiency Regulations was published in the Canada Gazette, Part II on October 31, 2018. Some provisions offering flexibility to dealers, including revised import reporting provisions will come into force upon publication, while the balance of the Amendment will come into force on April 30, 2019. Interested parties should consult the regulations directly or Natural Resources Canada’s Guide to the Regulations for more information.

Affected products


  • microwave ovens
  • gas furnaces
  • oil-fired furnaces
  • external power supplies
  • dehumidifiers
  • battery chargers

Commercial and industrial

  • large air conditioners
  • large heat pumps
  • packaged terminal air conditioners and heat pumps
  • commercial refrigerator, commercial refrigerator-freezer, commercial freezer
  • walk-in freezer and walk-in cooler components
  • dry-type transformers
  • small electric motors
  • commercial pre-rinse spray valves


  • fluorescent lamp ballasts
  • ceiling fans light kits
  • metal halide lamp ballasts

Pre-publication in the Canada Gazette, Part I

Amendment 14 was pre-published on March 31, 2018 in the Canada GazettePart I, and updates existing energy efficiency standards for 17 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 (Spring to Winter 2016)

Technical bulletins and webinars were released to initiate the consultation process and to collect stakeholder views on the requirements under consideration.

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 (April 30, 2016)

A Notice of Intent was published in the Canada Gazette Part I on April 30, 2016 indicating Natural Resources Canada’s intent to proceed with the development of Amendment 14.

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