Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)

Providing guidance on product regulations

What is NRCan?

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is Canada’s regulatory authority that sets standards for consumer and industrial products in regards to energy efficiency. More than 50 separate categories of energy-using products manufactured, imported or sold in Canada have been developed under NRCan. In order to prove that their products comply with relevant regulation, suppliers must have an independent certification body test their product against such standards.

Why is NRCan Compliance Important?

Many energy-using products intended for sale or exportation to Canada must comply with NRCan energy efficiency levels. Several such products include:

  • Heating equipment and air conditioners
  • Lighting and electronic products
  • Refrigeration equipment
  • Household appliances
  • Water heaters

Compliance with NRCan regulations is a must for manufacturers of such equipment.

Why Use TÜV SÜD Services for NRCan Compliance?

TÜV SÜD is a highly experienced global provider of product testing and certification services and is an NRCan accredited certification body. Our Energy Efficiency Verification services support the efforts of manufacturers, importers and retailers to achieve compliance with NRCan requirements. Furthermore, TÜV SÜD is equipped to test and certify energy-using products to worldwide energy efficiency requirements and standards (including ENERGY STAR), making us a single source for testing and certification services.

TÜV SÜD offers a comprehensive variety of testing, certification and consulting services on the regulations, standards and voluntary energy efficiency and performance programs applicable to all types of energy-using products. TÜV SÜD’s testing and certification services for these products include:

  • Testing – TÜV SÜD holds accreditation from the Standards Council of Canada to certify energy-using products to NRCan requirements
  • Documentation – we can review your product documentation and provide consultation for any changes necessary to ensure compliance with the NRCan requirements
  • Regulations – TÜV SÜD technical experts keep up to date on regulations, standards and programs applicable to energy-using products worldwide, and participate in a number of key industry groups and trade organizations
  • Further assistance – we can offer support in complying with the requirements of other regulations and standards applicable to energy-using products

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