NRCan is developing Amendment 17 to the Energy Efficiency Regulations. Under discussion are:

  • Requiring ENERGY STAR level performance for residential clothes dryers, clothes washers, dishwashers, and refrigerators/freezers as of 2023.
  • Harmonizing with incoming (2023) U.S. DOE regulations and test standards for split system central air conditioners and heat pumps. Requiring the reporting of heat pump performance at the -15oC test point is also under consideration.

Caneta frequently reviews Canadian, North American and international efficiency regulations and building codes for client projects.

Amendment 17 is under development