Energy Efficiency Regulations, 2016 (SOR/2016-311)

Regulations are current to 2017-10-13 and last amended on 2017-06-28. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Information

 For the purpose of subsection 5(1) of the Act, the information set out in column 3 of the table to this section must be collected in accordance with the standard set out in column 2 and provided to the Minister in respect of a dehumidifier described in column 1.

TABLE

Column 1Column 2Column 3
ItemEnergy-using ProductStandardInformation
1Dehumidifiers manufactured before October 1, 2007CSA C749-94
  • (a) water removal capacity, in L/day; and

  • (b) energy factor, in L/kWh.

2Dehumidifiers manufactured on or after October 1, 2007CSA C749-07
  • (a) water removal capacity, in L/day;

  • (b) energy factor, in L/kWh; and

  • (c) standby power, in watts.

[65 to 106 reserved]

DIVISION 2Air Conditioners, Condensing Units and Chillers

Interpretation

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in this Division.

CSA C656-05

CSA C656-05 means the CSA standard CAN/CSA-C656-05 entitled Performance Standard for Split-System and Single-Package Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps. (CSA C656-05)

CSA C656-14

CSA C656-14 means the CSA standard CSA-C656-14 entitled Performance Standard for Split-System and Single-Package Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps. (CSA C656-14)

CSA C746-06

CSA C746-06 means the CSA standard CAN/CSA-C746-06 entitled Performance Standard for Rating Large and Single Packaged Vertical Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps. (CSA C746-06)

CSA C746-98

CSA C746-98 means the CSA standard CAN/CSA-C746-98 entitled Performance Standard for Rating Large Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps. (CSA C746-98)

small-duct and high-velocity

small-duct and high-velocity, with respect to a single package central air conditioner or a split-system central air conditioner, means one that has an indoor blower and coil combination that

  • (a) produces at least 300 Pa (1.2 inches of water) external static pressure when operated at an air volume rate of 104 to 165 L/s (220 to 350 cubic feet/minute) per nominal ton of cooling; and

  • (b) uses room outlets that produce velocities greater than 5 m/s (1,000 feet/minute) and that each have an area less than 39 cm2 (6 square inches). (à grand débit et à petits conduits)

SUBDIVISION ARoom Air Conditioners

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in this Subdivision.

CEER

CEER means the combined energy efficiency ratio of the product, expressed in British thermal units per watt hour, that constitutes a single measure of its energy efficiency and that integrates standby mode and off mode energy use with on mode energy use. (CEER)

CSA C368.1

CSA C368.1 means the CSA standard CAN/CSA-C368.1-M90 entitled Performance Standard for Room Air Conditioners. (CSA C368.1)

CSA C370

CSA C370 means the CSA standard CAN/CSA-C370-09 entitled Cooling Performance of Portable Air Conditioners. (CSA C370)

CSA C62301

CSA C62301 means the CSA standard CAN/CSA-C62301:11 entitled Household Electrical Appliances – Measurement of Standby Power. (CSA C62301)

off mode

off mode means the mode in which a room air conditioner, while connected to mains power, provides no air circulation and cannot be switched into another mode with a remote control unit, internal signal or internal timer. (mode arrêt)

on mode

on mode means the mode in which a room air conditioner, while connected to mains power, cools or heats the conditioned space or circulates air with its fan or blower. (mode marche)

portable air conditioner

portable air conditioner means a single package air conditioner, with or without mounted wheels, that is portable and that

  • (a) is represented by the configurations shown in Table 1 of CSA C370; and

  • (b) has a cooling capacity of less than 19 kW (65,000 Btu/h). (climatiseur portatif)

room air conditioner

room air conditioner means a single-phase electric air conditioner that has a cooling capacity of 10.55 kW (36,000 Btu/h) or less. It does not include a packaged terminal air conditioner, a portable air conditioner or a single package vertical air conditioner. (climatiseur individuel)

standby mode

standby mode means the mode in which a room air conditioner, while connected to mains power, provides no air circulation, but can be switched into another mode with a remote control unit, internal signal or internal timer. (mode veille)

Marginal note:Type

 For the purposes of these Regulations, a room air conditioner is one of the following types:

  • (a) 120 V louvred with reverse cycle;

  • (b) 120 V louvred without reverse cycle;

  • (c) 120 V non-louvred with reverse cycle;

  • (d) 120 V non-louvred without reverse cycle;

  • (e) 120 V casement-only;

  • (f) 120 V casement-slider;

  • (g) 240 V louvred with reverse cycle;

  • (h) 240 V louvred without reverse cycle;

  • (i) 240 V non-louvred with reverse cycle;

  • (j) 240 V non-louvred without reverse cycle;

  • (k) 240 V casement-only; or

  • (l) 240 V casement-slider.

Marginal note:Cooling capacity category

 For the purposes of these Regulations, the cooling capacity category of a room air conditioner is

  • (a) if the product was manufactured before June 1, 2014, the applicable cooling capacity range set out in Table 2 of CSA C368.1; or

  • (b) if the product is manufactured on or after June 1, 2014, the applicable cooling capacity category set out in column 2 of the table to section 112.

Marginal note:Energy-using product
  •  (1) A room air conditioner is prescribed as an energy-using product.

  • Marginal note:Limit

    (2) However, for the purposes of sections 4, 5, 13 to 15 and 112, a room air conditioner is not considered to be an energy-using product unless it is manufactured on or after February 3, 1995.

Marginal note:Energy efficiency standards
  •  (1) The energy efficiency standards set out in column 2 of the table to this section apply to room air conditioners described in column 1 that are manufactured during the periods set out in column 3.

  • Marginal note:Testing standard

    (2) A room air conditioner complies with the energy efficiency standard if it meets the standard in the following circumstances:

    • (a) if it was manufactured before June 1, 2014, when it is tested in accordance with testing procedures established by CSA C368.1 that are applicable to a room air conditioner as defined in section 108; or

    • (b) if it is manufactured on or after June 1, 2014, when the CEER is calculated in accordance with subsection (3).

  • Marginal note:Calculation of CEER

    (3) In respect of a room air conditioner that is manufactured on or after June 1, 2014, compliance with the energy efficiency standard is to be determined by calculating the CEER in accordance with one of the following formulae:

    • (a) if the product has standby mode or off mode, but not both, the CEER must be calculated as follows:

      CEER = (3 412 × A × 750) / (B × 750 + C × 5 115)

      where

      A
      is the product’s cooling capacity, expressed in kilowatts, derived by testing the product in accordance with testing procedures established by CSA C368.1 that are applicable to a room air conditioner as defined in section 108,
      B
      is the product’s on mode power, expressed in watts, derived by testing the product in accordance with testing procedures established by CSA C368.1 that are applicable to a room air conditioner as defined in section 108, and
      C
      is the product’s standby mode power or off mode power, as applicable, expressed in watts, derived by testing the product in accordance with testing procedures established by CSA C62301 that are applicable to a room air conditioner as defined in section 108; or
    • (b) if the product has both standby mode and off mode, the CEER must be calculated as follows:

      CEER = (3 412 × A × 750) / (B × 750 + C × 2 557.5 + D × 2 557.5)

      where

      A
      is the product’s cooling capacity, expressed in kilowatts, derived by testing the product in accordance with testing procedures established by CSA C368.1 that are applicable to a room air conditioner as defined in section 108,
      B
      is the product’s on mode power, expressed in watts, derived by testing the product in accordance with testing procedures established by CSA C368.1 that are applicable to a room air conditioner as defined in section 108,
      C
      is the product’s standby mode power, expressed in watts, derived by testing the product in accordance with testing procedures established by CSA C62301 that are applicable to a room air conditioner as defined in section 108, and
      D
      is the product’s off mode power, expressed in watts, derived by testing the product in accordance with testing procedures established by CSA C62301 that are applicable to a room air conditioner as defined in section 108.

    TABLE

    Column 1Column 2Column 3
    ItemEnergy-using ProductEnergy Efficiency StandardPeriod of Manufacture
    1Room air conditionersCSA C368.1, Table 2, second columnOn or after February 3, 1995 and before June 1, 2014
    2Room air conditioners that are louvred without reverse cycle
    • (a) product that has a cooling capacity category of < 2.3 kW (8,000 Btu/h), CEER ≥ 11.0;

    • (b) product that has a cooling capacity category of ≥ 2.3 kW (8,000 Btu/h) but < 4.1 kW (14,000 Btu/h), CEER ≥ 10.9;

    • (c) product that has a cooling capacity category of ≥ 4.1 kW (14,000 Btu/h) but < 5.9 kW (20,000 Btu/h), CEER ≥ 10.7;

    • (d) product that has a cooling capacity category of ≥ 5.9 kW (20,000 Btu/h) but < 8.2 kW (28,000 Btu/h), CEER ≥ 9.4; or

    • (e) product that has a cooling capacity category of ≥ 8.2 kW (28,000 Btu/h) but ≤ 10.55 kW (36,000 Btu/h), CEER ≥ 9.0.

    On or after June 1, 2014
    3Room air conditioners that are louvred with reverse cycle
    • (a) product that has a cooling capacity category of < 5.9 kW (20,000 Btu/h), CEER ≥ 9.8; or

    • (b) product that has a cooling capacity category of ≥ 5.9 kW (20,000 Btu/h) but ≤ 10.55 kW (36,000 Btu/h), CEER ≥ 9.3.

    On or after June 1, 2014
    4Room air conditioners that are non-louvred without reverse cycle
    • (a) product that has a cooling capacity category of < 2.3 kW (8,000 Btu/h), CEER ≥ 10.0;

    • (b) product that has a cooling capacity category of ≥ 2.3 kW (8,000 Btu/h) but < 3.2 kW (11,000 Btu/h), CEER ≥ 9.6;

    • (c) product that has a cooling capacity category of ≥ 3.2 kW (11,000 Btu/h) but < 4.1 kW (14,000 Btu/h), CEER ≥ 9.5;

    • (d) product that has a cooling capacity category of ≥ 4.1 kW (14,000 Btu/h) but < 5.9 kW (20,000 Btu/h), CEER ≥ 9.3; or

    • (e) product that has a cooling capacity category of ≥ 5.9 kW (20,000 Btu/h) but ≤ 10.55 kW (36,000 Btu/h), CEER ≥ 9.4.

    On or after June 1, 2014
    5Room air conditioners that are non-louvered with reverse cycle
    • (a) product that has a cooling capacity category of < 4.1 kW (14,000 Btu/h), CEER ≥ 9.3; or

    • (b) product that has a cooling capacity category of ≥ 4.1 kW (14,000 Btu/h) but ≤ 10.55 kW (36,000 Btu/h), CEER ≥ 8.7.

    On or after June 1, 2014
    6Room air conditioners that are casement-onlyCEER ≥ 9.5On or after June 1, 2014
    7Room air conditioners that are casement-sliderCEER ≥ 10.4On or after June 1, 2014
 
Date modified: