ENERGY STAR Communiqué - updated guidelines
Dianna Miller, Chief, ENERGY STAR Initiative in Canada - April 28, 2015
This winter, the ENERGY STAR Initiative in Canada announced a change in the terminology used to describe products that meet the requirements of ENERGY STAR technical specifications.
Products are to be described as ENERGY STAR certified rather than ENERGY STAR qualified. The French version of the term is produit(s) “certifié /e/s” ENERGY STAR instead of produit(s) “homologué /e/s” ENERGY STAR.
This change in terminology reflects the requirement for all products to tested AND certified to meet ENERGY STAR specifications – a move made by the U.S. EPA in 2011. This will also keep our Canadian initiative aligned with terminology used by the U.S. ENERGY STAR program and its partners.
For your convenience, we have updated the Guidelines for the application and reproduction of the ENERGY STAR name and symbol in Canada to reflect this change. The Guidelines specify that Participants must use the new term “ENERGY STAR certified” on any and all materials published starting January 1, 2016. Material using the old term “ENERGY STAR qualified” and published before January 1, 2016 can be used until stock is depleted.
We also have added the ENERGY STAR Most Efficient Guidelines for 2015 to our Participants extranet site. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to obtain a copy via email, or to chat about how you can use and promote ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2015 products.
Thank you for your cooperation
Chief, ENERGY STAR Initiative in Canada