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

Regulations are current to 2017-11-20 and last amended on 2017-06-28. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Energy efficiency standards
  •  (1) The energy efficiency standards set out in column 3 of the table to this section apply to split-system heat pumps described in column 1 that are manufactured during the periods set out in column 4.

  • Marginal note:Testing standard

    (2) A split-system heat pump complies with the energy efficiency standard if it meets that standard when tested in accordance with testing procedures established by the standard set out in column 2 that are applicable to a split-system heat pump as defined in section 211.

    TABLE

    Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
    ItemEnergy-using ProductStandardEnergy Efficiency StandardPeriod of Manufacture
    1Split-system heat pumps, other than those that are small-duct and high-velocityCSA C656-05

    Seasonal energy efficiency ratio ≥ 13.0

    Heating seasonal performance factor (Region V) ≥ 6.7

    On or after December 31, 1998 and before January 1, 2017
    2Split-system heat pumps, other than those that are small-duct and high-velocityCSA C656-14

    Seasonal energy efficiency ratio ≥ 14.0

    Heating seasonal performance factor (Region V) ≥ 7.1

    On or after January 1, 2017
    3Split-system heat pumps that are small-duct and high-velocityCSA C656-05

    Seasonal energy efficiency ratio ≥ 11.0

    Heating seasonal performance factor (Region V) ≥ 5.9

    On or after December 31, 1998 and before January 1, 2017
    4Split-system heat pumps that are small-duct and high-velocityCSA C656-14

    Seasonal energy efficiency ratio ≥ 12.0

    Heating seasonal performance factor (Region V) ≥ 6.3

    On or after January 1, 2017
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 split-system heat pump described in column 1.

TABLE

Column 1Column 2Column 3
ItemEnergy-using ProductStandardInformation
1Split-system heat pumps manufactured on or after December 31, 1998 and before January 1, 2017CSA C656-05
  • (a) product classification set out in column II of Table 1 of CSA C656-05;

  • (b) phase of electric current;

  • (c) cooling capacity, in kW (Btu/h);

  • (d) heating capacity, in kW (Btu/h);

  • (e) information that indicates whether the product is small-duct and high-velocity;

  • (f) the system the product has, namely, mini-split, multi-split or ducted;

  • (g) seasonal energy efficiency ratio;

  • (h) heating seasonal performance factor and the region for the factor; and

  • (i) the stage type the product has, namely, single-stage or multi-stage.

2Split-system heat pumps manufactured on or after January 1, 2017CSA C656-14
  • (a) product classification set out in column II of Table 1 of CSA C656-14;

  • (b) phase of electric current;

  • (c) cooling capacity, in kW (Btu/h);

  • (d) heating capacity, in kW (Btu/h);

  • (e) information that indicates whether the product is small-duct and high-velocity;

  • (f) the system the product has, namely, mini-split, multi-split or ducted;

  • (g) seasonal energy efficiency ratio;

  • (h) heating seasonal performance factor and the region for the factor; and

  • (i) the stage type the product has, namely, single-stage or multi-stage.

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DIVISION 4Furnaces, Fireplaces and Unit Heaters

SUBDIVISION AGas Furnaces

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in this Subdivision.

CSA 2.3

CSA 2.3 means the CSA standard ANSI Z21.47-2001/CSA 2.3-2001 entitled Gas-Fired Central Furnaces. (CSA 2.3)

CSA P.2

CSA P.2 means the CSA standard CAN/CSA-P.2-13 entitled Testing Method for Measuring the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency of Residential Gas-Fired or Oil-Fired Furnaces and Boilers. (CSA P.2)

gas furnace

gas furnace means an automatic operating gas-fired central forced air furnace that uses propane or natural gas and has an input rate of not more than 117.23 kW (400,000 Btu/h). It does not include a furnace for a mobile home or for a recreational vehicle. (générateur d’air chaud à gaz)

through-the-wall

through-the-wall means, with respect to a gas furnace, one that is designed and marketed to be installed in an opening in an exterior wall that is fitted with a weatherized sleeve. (mural)

Marginal note:Energy-using product
  •  (1) A gas furnace is prescribed as an energy-using product.

  • Marginal note:Limit

    (2) However, for the purposes of sections 4, 5 and 259, a gas furnace 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 3 of the table to this section apply to gas furnaces described in column 1 that are manufactured during the periods set out in column 4.

  • Marginal note:Testing standard

    (2) A gas furnace complies with the energy efficiency standard if it meets that standard when tested in accordance with testing procedures established by the standard set out in column 2 that are applicable to a gas furnace as defined in section 257.

    TABLE

    Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
    ItemEnergy-using ProductStandardEnergy Efficiency StandardPeriod of Manufacture
    1Gas furnaces that have an input rate of ≤ 65.92 kW (225,000 Btu/h) and use single-phase electric currentCSA 2.3Annual fuel utilization efficiency ≥ 78%On or after February 3, 1995 and before December 31, 2009
    2Gas furnaces that have an input rate of ≤ 65.92 kW (225,000 Btu/h), use single-phase electric current and do not have an integrated cooling componentCSA P.2Annual fuel utilization efficiency ≥ 90%On or after December 31, 2009
    3Gas furnaces that are outdoor furnaces, have an input rate of ≤ 65.92 kW (225,000 Btu/h), use single-phase electric current and have an integrated cooling componentCSA P.2Annual fuel utilization efficiency ≥ 78%On or after December 31, 2009
    4Gas furnaces that are through-the-wall, have an input rate of ≤ 65.92 kW (225,000 Btu/h), use single-phase electric current and have an integrated cooling componentCSA P.2Annual fuel utilization efficiency ≥ 78%On or after December 31, 2009 and before December 31, 2012
    5Gas furnaces that are through-the-wall, have an input rate of ≤ 65.92 kW (225,000 Btu/h), use single-phase electric current and have an integrated cooling componentCSA P.2Annual fuel utilization efficiency ≥ 90%On or after December 31, 2012
    6Gas furnaces that have an input rate of ≤ 65.92 kW (225,000 Btu/h) and use three-phase electric currentCSA 2.3

    Annual fuel utilization efficiency ≥ 78%

    or

    Thermal efficiency ≥ 80%

    On or after February 3, 1995
    7Gas furnaces that have an input rate of > 65.92 kW (225,000 Btu/h) but ≤ 117.23 kW (400,000 Btu/h)CSA 2.3Thermal efficiency ≥ 80%On or after February 3, 1995
 
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