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Amendment 13

December 2016

Registration and publication of Regulations amending Canada’s Energy Efficiency Regulations

Amendment 13 to the Energy Efficiency Regulations was registered on December 9, 2016, published on December 28, 2016 and came into force on June 28, 2017.

Canada Gazette, Part II

Amendment 13 was published in the Canada Gazette, Part II*, on December 28, 2016.

Canada Gazette, Part I

Amendment 13 was pre-published on April 30, 2016 in the Canada Gazette, Part 1, and updates existing energy efficiency standards for 20 product categories to align with requirements in force or soon to be in force in the U.S.

For information on requirements in the Regulations for each product, consult Natural Resources Canada’s Requirements for energy-using products.

Affected products


  • clothes dryers (Division 1, subdivision A)
  • clothes washers (two U.S. standards: 2015 and 2018) (Division 1, subdivision B)
  • integrated washer-dryers (Division 1, subdivision C)
  • dishwashers (Division 1, subdivision D)
  • refrigerators (Division 1, subdivision E)
  • freezers (Division 1, subdivision F)
  • room air conditioners (Division 2, subdivision A)
  • central air conditioners and heat pumps (Division 2, subdivision D and F. Division 3, subdivision E and G)
  • gas-fired storage water heaters (align all sizes of tanks in Canada with the standard in the U.S. that applies only to tanks with rated storage volumes less than 208 litres) (Division 6, subdivision B)
  • oil-fired storage water heaters (Division 6, subdivision C)

Commercial and industrial

  • residential-style commercial clothes washers (two U.S. standards: 2013 and 2018) (Division 1, subdivision B)
  • packaged terminal air conditioners and heat pumps (Division 2, subdivision C)
  • chillers (Division 2, subdivision H)
  • commercial refrigeration (self-contained) (Division 10, subdivision A)
  • refrigerated beverage vending machines (Division 10, subdivision B)
  • commercial ice-makers (Division 10, subdivision C)
  • electric motors (Division 12)


  • general service incandescent reflector lamps (Division 7, subdivision D)
  • general service fluorescent lamps (two U.S. standards: 2012 and 2018) (Division 7, subdivision E)
  • fluorescent lamp ballasts (Division 7, subdivision F)


  • repeal regulated requirements for digital television adapters
  • make minor updates to scope, reporting and compliance requirements for 8 currently regulated product categories to reflect updated requirements both in the U.S. and Canada:
    • electric ranges (Division 1, subdivision G)
    • large commercial air conditioners (Division 2, subdivision B) and heat pumps (Division 3, subdivision C)
    • gas furnaces (Division 4, subdivision A)
    • gas fireplaces (Division 4, subdivision C)
    • general service lamps (Division 7, subdivision B and C)
    • exit signs (Division 8, subdivision D)
    • televisions (Division 9, subdivision C)
    • external power supplies (Division 9, subdivision D)
  • repeal and replace the Regulations with a new format that organizes products by divisions and subdivisions.
  • update some standards that are incorporated by reference

* Interested parties seeking more details on the cost-benefit analysis of the Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement can request a copy, Energy Efficiency Regulations, 2016: A Cost-Benefit Analysis.


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