Canada’s Energy Efficiency Regulations establish energy efficiency requirements for more than 50 separate categories of energy-using products manufactured, imported or sold in Canada, including lighting products, household appliances, and heating and ventilation equipment. Energy efficiency requirements for specific categories of products are detailed in Schedule 1 of the Regulations and are subject to period amendments.
Manufacturers and importers must obtain independent verification that their products meet the applicable energy efficiency requirements from a Certification Body accredited by the Standards Council of Canada for energy efficiency verification, prior to filing an energy efficiency report with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), the responsible regulatory authority. All regulated energy-using products manufactured, imported or sold in Canada must bear the energy efficiency verification mark of the accredited Certification Body. Certain types of lighting products must also bear a lighting product label that includes information on light output, energy use, and expected product life.
TÜV SÜD offers a comprehensive suite of testing, certification and advisory services on the regulations, standards and voluntary energy efficiency and performance programs applicable to all types of energy-using products. TÜV SÜD technical experts can also assist in product design and development, quality testing, environmental certification and transport monitoring, and can provide customised services in support of global supply chain activities. The TÜV SÜD blue octagon certification mark is globally recognised as a symbol of product safety.
TÜV SÜD’s testing and certification services for energy-using products include:
- Testing - TÜV SÜD holds accreditation from the Standards Council of Canada to certify energy-using products to NRCan energy efficiency requirements.
- Documentation - We can review the content of your product documentation and advise of any changes necessary to ensure compliance with the NRCan requirements.
- Regulations - TÜV SÜD technical experts keep up-to-date on regulations, standards and programmes applicable to energy-using products worldwide, and participate in a number of key industry groups and trade organisations.
- Other requirements - We can offer support in complying with the requirements of other regulations and standards applicable to energy-using products.
TÜV SÜD is a leading provider of comprehensive testing and certification services for all types of energy-using products. Our global network of technical experts, combined with our state-of-the-art testing laboratories, assure a single source solution for meeting all applicable requirements, standards and voluntary schemes. And TÜV SÜD technical professionals are actively involved in international advisory boards and standards development activities, ensuring the most up-to-date knowledge of current and changing requirements.
Represented in over 800 locations worldwide, TÜV SÜD has an unsurpassed track record of meeting and exceeding the requirements and expectations of our client companies. The TÜV SÜD brand and our distinctive blue octagon mark are instantly recognised around the globe as symbols of quality and safety, and will increase customer confidence in your brand.
TÜV SÜD’s Energy Efficiency Verification services are intended to support the efforts of manufacturers, importers and retailers to achieve compliance with NRCan requirements. We are accredited by the Standards Council of Canada to certify many types of energy-using products to NRCan energy efficiency limits. TÜV SÜD is also a recognised Testing Laboratory and Certification Body under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR programme, and a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) under the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
In addition, TÜV SÜD’s global Energy Efficiency Centres of Excellence are equipped to test and certify energy-using products to worldwide energy efficiency requirements and standards, making us a single source for testing and certification services.
Many energy-using products intended for sale or importation in Canada must comply with NRCan energy efficiency levels. Manufacturers can obtain a third-party validation of energy performance from an appropriately accredited Certification Body. Since Canada’s Energy Guide labelling requirements correspond with those of the U.S. Energy Guide labelling program, a single approval can be used for access to both U.S. and Canadian markets. In most cases, a product that complies with the U.S ENERGY STAR® requirements will also meet NRCan requirements in Canada.