Other Labels with Environmental Considerations

Energy Labels

Energy labels can help consumers identify products that make the most efficient use of energy, and therefore both save on operating costs, and, by reducing energy consumption, help the environment.


The international ENERGY STAR symbol can only be found on products that are among the most energy-efficient on the market. Only manufacturers and retailers who sign an Administrative Arrangement with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), and provide the results of third party product testing to meet ENERGY STAR criteria can label their products with this symbol. ENERGY STAR-qualified products include: major appliances, heating, cooling and ventilation equipment, lighting products, consumer electronics (for example, televisions, audio and video equipment, telephones), office equipment (for example, computers, printers, copiers), windows, doors, and skylights. For more information, visit the Natural Resources Canada’s Office of Energy Efficiency website.


EnerGuide labels list a product’s estimated annual energy consumption and compare it to the energy performance of similar products.

EnerGuide is a Government of Canada initiative that rates the energy consumption and efficiency of products such as: major household appliances, cooling and ventilation equipment, new houses and automobiles.

For more information, visit the EnerGuideNatural Resources Canada’s Office of Energy Efficiency website.