April 20, 2017
The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI) reports that a Notice of Intent was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I on March 4, 2017 indicating Natural Resources Canada’s intent to proceed with the development of Amendment 15. This Amendment would introduce or update energy efficiency standards and, where applicable, test methods and associated reporting and compliance requirements for 17 product categories.
NRCan has posted new technical bulletins for a second round of 5 products: Air conditioners and heat pumps under 19 kW, Battery chargers (uninterruptible power supplies), Residential Electric Furnaces, Pumps and Walk-in coolers and freezers on its website to outline the regulatory changes being considered for these product categories in order to solicit stakeholder views. Notices will be sent to stakeholders over the next couple of months for the remaining products.
HRAI is recommending that its members submit comments on these technical bulletins prior to May 19, 2017, to inform analysts of any potential changes.
Webinars will be held to present the details of each technical bulletin and to hear the views of stakeholders. NRCan encourages interested parties to register for these webinars.
For more information contact Caroline Czajko at HRAI.