Quebec tables draft regulation to modify energy-efficient appliance requirements
By Jillian MorganGreen Technology HPAC General
The Quebec Minister of Energy and Natural Resources has tabled a draft regulation to modify existing regulation on the energy efficiency of electrical or hydrocarbon-fuelled appliances.
Minister Pierre Moreau stated in the draft that the regulation is intended to harmonize the province’s regulations with federal regulations. The draft regulation also looks to amend labelling requirements for appliances.
Under the regulation, some energy-efficient appliances must be labelled with an energy efficiency verification mark issued or authorized by a body accredited by the Standards Council of Canada to operate a certification program.
Some appliances must also provide at least one permanent label bearing the identification of its manufacturer, its model number and its date of manufacturing, or bear a code identifying that date, such as the appliance’s serial number.
An appliance referred to in section 24 of the Act (chapter N-1.01) must provide a permanent label obtained from the minister certifying that the energy consumption is equal to or lower than that permitted by regulation results from the various authorized standards.
The draft regulation is published in the Gazette officielle du Québec for a period of 45 days, until June 30, 2018. www.gouv.qc.ca