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.