Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:1978
Policy Type:Information and Education>Information provision, Information and Education>Performance Label>Endorsement label
Energy Efficiency Policy Targets:Buildings
Climate Change Policy Targets:Appliances, Residential, Appliances
Agency:Natural Resources Canada
Energy Efficiency Description:

Since 1978, the EnerGuide for Equipment labelling programme - a complement to the minimum efficiency standards - has attempted to stimulate consumer awareness and to influence purchasing decisions. It covers household appliances and air conditioners. This labelling scheme is mandatory for new products and gives a comparative assessment of energy efficiency and energy consumption for a range of appliances on the market. It is supported through directories for consumers, information and education campaigns, and training for retail sales staff. A voluntary Window Labelling Program (rating and labelling) similar to EnerGuide for Equipment is administered by an association of manufacturers.

An appliance’s mandatory EnerGuide label shows the model type and its annual energy consumption in kWh. It also uses a pointer to show where that value falls on a scale of energy efficiency for similar models. Use this value and scale to compare appliances.

Related policies:Amendment 10 to the Energy Efficiency Regulations: MEPS , Energy Efficiency Regulations

Last modified: Thu, 13 Jul 2017 15:24:38 CEST