March 4: Feedback Sought on Proposed Updates to Energy Efficiency Regulations


The government is seeking comments on plans to update minimum energy performance standards for products including furnaces, water heaters, vending machines and ceiling fans. On March 4, 2017, a Notice of Intent was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, outlining proposed updates to 17 product categories under the Energy Efficiency Regulations. This 15th amendment to Canada’s Energy Efficiency Regulations is part of a series of updates expected over the next few years that’ll improve energy efficiency across Canada and give Canadians, consumers and businesses better access to energy-efficient products, saving them money while helping to reduce GHG emissions.