Policy status:Superseded
Date Effective:2001
Date Ended:2005
Policy Type:Policy Support
Agency:Natural Resources Canada
Funding:CAD 30 million over five years
Energy Efficiency Description:

The Accelerated Standards Action Program (ASAP) will accelerate the market penetration of high-efficiency appliances and equipment products by providing marketing and product certification assistance to encourage the purchase of "best in class" products. One part of the program is the Energy Star label for appliances and equipment, implemented in July 2001. The Energy Star symbol - an internationally recognised endorsement label - allows consumers to easily identify the most energy efficient products available based on a standard set of criteria. The efficiency levels of the best-in-class products will be used to set the stage for the future enhancement of current standards.

Climate Change Description:

To accelerate the penetration of high-efficiency products into appliance and equipment markets, the Accelerated Standards Action Program will deploy a series of "market-based" actions that address market barriers arising from the lack of information. It will encourage consumers to purchase a best-in-class efficient products and thereby set the stage for the future enhancement of current standards. This effort is expected to result in an annual reduction in GHG emissions of about 2.8 megatonnes by 2010.

This record is superseded by:ecoENERGY for Equipment

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