Energy Efficiency Regulations, 2016
Marginal note:Verification mark
4 (1) Subject to subsections (3) to (5), every energy-using product that, for the purpose of sale or lease, is shipped from one province to another or imported into Canada must be labelled with a verification mark that is issued by
(a) a certification body; or
(b) a province whose energy efficiency standard for the product is equivalent to or exceeds the energy efficiency standard prescribed for the product in these Regulations.
Marginal note:Location and visibility
(2) The verification mark must be readily visible on the surface of the energy-using product. However, in respect of a CFL, general service lamp, modified spectrum incandescent lamp, general service fluorescent lamp or general service incandescent reflector lamp, the verification mark may be on the exterior of the product’s package.
Marginal note:Exception — CFL
(3) A CFL is not required to be labelled with a verification mark if
(a) a laboratory that is accredited to test the energy performance of lighting products by either the Standards Council of Canada or the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program has verified the values for nominal power, luminous flux and correlated colour temperature provided to the Minister under subsection 439(1); and
(b) a laboratory that is referred to in paragraph (a), an A2LA certified laboratory or an ISO 9000 certified laboratory or manufacturing facility has
(i) if the life testing of the CFL is completed, verified the value for life provided to the Minister under subsection 439(1), or
(ii) if the life testing of the CFL is not completed, verified 40% of its design life and at that point in the testing not more than one unit in the test sample has failed.
Marginal note:Exception — external power supplies
(4) An external power supply is not required to be labelled with a verification mark if
(a) it is labelled with a mark in accordance with the U.S. Department of Energy publication entitled “International Efficiency Marking Protocol for External Power Supplies”, as amended from time to time;
(b) a certification body has verified the information related to the product’s energy performance that is provided to the Minister for the purpose of subsection 5(1) of the Act; and
(c) it is labelled with the same model number as that used when the information was verified.
Marginal note:Exception — general service lamps
(5) Until March 31, 2018, a general service lamp is not required to be labelled with a verification mark if a certification body
(a) has determined that the lamp complies with the applicable energy efficiency standard; and
(b) has verified the information related to the product’s energy performance that is provided to the Minister for the purpose of subsection 5(1) of the Act.
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