High performance guaranteed
The energy efficiency certification granted by recognized organizations guarantees superior energy efficiency and often higher quality manufacturing. Certified products aren’t necessarily more expensive to buy than conventional ones, but they are definitely less expensive to use. In other words, they use less energy and save you money.
Types of certification
There are several types of certification.
- Efficient homes, new houses offered under a Hydro-Québec program that save energy through built-in features superior to conventional products or standard practices
- LEED® program, run in Canada by the Canada Green Building Council
- Novoclimat 2.0, certification for new houses that enable their occupants to save 20% on energy costs in relation to a standard dwelling that complies with the Québec Construction Code
- Energy efficiency verification marks from the CSA Group (formerly known as the Canadian Standards Association)
- R-2000, standard developed by Natural Resources Canada for the most energy-efficient and environmentally responsible new homes on the market
Save water and energy
The WaterSense® label confirms that the products are at least 20% more efficient than conventional ones, without compromising performance in any way.
Look for the WaterSense® logo when shopping to help you find a product that helps you save water and money, meets stringent environmental standards and offers superior performance without sacrificing comfort.
WaterSense® labeling is similar ENERGY STAR® certification, except that it applies to plumbing fixtures, sanitary appliances and watering systems. The WaterSense® program was created by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
A label with a lot to say
Use the information on the EnerGuide label to reliably compare the energy ratings of different models.
EnerGuide is the official mark of the Government of Canada for its energy performance rating and labeling program for key consumer items. It provides verified data about a product’s energy performance.
EnerGuide labeling is a requirement of Canada’s Energy Efficiency Regulations, which set minimum energy performance standards for specified products and equipment. EnerGuide applies to major household appliances and many heating and cooling products.
Look for the star and save
Treat yourself to superior energy efficiency by choosing ENERGY STAR® certified products for your home. Before shopping for a major appliance or other electrical device, check out its details on the list of ENERGY STAR® certified products. You’ll find out more about its energy rating, cost of use and other attractive features.
ENERGY STAR® is the mark of high-efficiency products in Canada. The familiar symbol makes it easy to identify the best energy performers on the market. ENERGY STAR® certified products meet strict technical specifications for energy performance—they have been tested and certified. These specifications evolve with the technology and the market and are regularly updated.