Regulatory changes will save British Columbians over $25 million by 2025

Ellen Cools
March 12, 2018
March 12, 2018 — The government of B.C. is making regulatory changes that will reduce energy bills in the province.

Amendments to the Energy Efficiency Standards Regulation, under the Energy Efficiency Act, include new and updated energy efficiency standards for gas fireplaces, residential heat pumps, general service lighting, windows for smaller buildings and consumer electronic products.

The changes will come into effect from June 2018 to January 2020.

“Our government is committed to making life more affordable, and these changes will help British Columbians save more than $25 million on their energy bills by 2025,” said Minister of Energy Michelle Mungall.

The new and updated standards will also result in 1.14 million GJ per year of energy savings in the province by 2025, equivalent to the energy requirement of 10,400 average homes.

The Energy Efficiency Standards Regulation sets energy-performance standards for devices that use, control or affect the use of energy such as windows, household appliances, space-heating systems, water heaters, lighting and some industrial equipment.

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