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-using product
  •  (1) A gas-fired unit heater is prescribed as an energy-using product.

  • Marginal note:Limit

    (2) However, for the purposes of sections 4, 5 and 270, a gas-fired unit-heater is not considered to be an energy-using product unless it is manufactured on or after August 8, 2008.

Marginal note:Energy efficiency standards
  •  (1) The following energy efficiency standards apply to a gas-fired unit heater:

    • (a) its thermal efficiency must be at least 80% at the maximum heat input nominal capacity; and

    • (b) it must be equipped with an intermittent ignition device and

      • (i) a power-vented system,

      • (ii) an automatic vent damper, or

      • (iii) an automatic flue damper.

  • Marginal note:Testing standard

    (2) A gas-fired unit heater complies with the energy efficiency standard if it meets that standard when tested in accordance with testing procedures established by CSA P.11 that are applicable to a gas-fired unit heater as defined in section 268.

Marginal note:Information

 For the purpose of subsection 5(1) of the Act, the following information must be collected in accordance with CSA P.11 and provided to the Minister in respect of a gas-fired unit heater:

  • (a) the type of fuel it uses;

  • (b) the type of ignition system it has;

  • (c) the venting configuration it has, namely, a power-vented system, an automatic vent damper or an automatic flue damper;

  • (d) its maximum heat input and output nominal capacities, expressed in kilowatts;

  • (e) its thermal efficiency when at the maximum heat input nominal capacity;

  • (f) its electricity consumption, expressed in kilowatt hours, when at the maximum nominal heat input capacity; and

  • (g) if it is a modulating or staged control gas-fired unit heater,

    • (i) its reduced heat input and output nominal capacities, expressed in kilowatts, and

    • (ii) its electricity consumption, expressed in kilowatt hours, when at reduced heat input nominal capacity.

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DIVISION 5Boilers

Interpretation

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in this Division.

ASHRAE 103

ASHRAE 103 means the ANSI/ASHRAE standard 103-2007 entitled Method of Testing for Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency of Residential Central Furnaces and Boilers. (ASHRAE 103)

automatic water temperature adjustment device

automatic water temperature adjustment device means a device that

  • (a) adjusts the temperature of the water supplied by a boiler to ensure that an incremental change in inferred heat load produces a corresponding incremental change in the temperature of the water supplied or, if the boiler fires at a single input rate, automatically allows the burner or heating element to fire only when the device has determined that the inferred heat load cannot be met by the residual heat of the water in the system; and

  • (b) when there is no inferred heat load, limits the water temperature in the boiler to not more than 60°C. (dispositif automatique de réglage de la température de l’eau)

SUBDIVISION AGas Boilers

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in this Subdivision.

CGA P.2

CGA P.2 means the CGA standard CGA P.2-1991 entitled Testing Method for Measuring Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiencies of Residential Furnaces and Boilers. (CGA P.2)

CSA P.2

CSA P.2 means the CSA standard CAN/CSA-P.2-07 entitled Testing Method for Measuring the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency of Residential Gas-Fired Furnaces and Boilers. (CSA P.2)

gas boiler

gas boiler means a boiler that uses propane or natural gas, is intended for application in a low pressure steam, or hot water, central heating system and has an input rate of less than 88 kW (300,000 Btu/h). (chaudière à gaz)

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

  • Marginal note:Limits

    (2) However, a gas boiler is not considered to be an energy-using product

    • (a) for the purpose of section 4, unless it is manufactured on or after June 30, 1999; and

    • (b) for the purposes of sections 5 and 317, unless it is manufactured on or after December 31, 1998.

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

  • Marginal note:Testing standard

    (2) A gas boiler 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 boiler as defined in section 315.

    TABLE

    Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
    ItemEnergy-using ProductStandardEnergy Efficiency StandardPeriod of Manufacture
    1Gas boilers that are intended for low pressure steam systemsCGA P.2Annual fuel utilization efficiency ≥ 75%On or after December 31, 1998 and before September 1, 2010
    2Gas boilers that are intended for low pressure steam systemsCSA P.2 for annual fuel utilization efficiency

    Annual fuel utilization efficiency ≥ 80%

    No continuously burning pilot light

    On or after September 1, 2010
    3Gas boilers that are intended for hot water systemsCGA P.2Annual fuel utilization efficiency ≥ 80%On or after December 31, 1998 and before September 1, 2010
    4Gas boilers that are intended for hot water systemsCSA P.2 for annual fuel utilization efficiency

    Annual fuel utilization efficiency ≥ 82%

    No continuously burning pilot light

    On or after September 1, 2010 and before September 1, 2012
    5Gas boilers that are intended for hot water systems and have tankless domestic water heating coilsCSA P.2 for annual fuel utilization efficiency

    Annual fuel utilization efficiency ≥ 82%

    No continuously burning pilot light

    On or after September 1, 2012
    6Gas boilers that are intended for hot water systems and do not have tankless domestic water heating coilsCSA P.2 for annual fuel utilization efficiency

    Annual fuel utilization efficiency ≥ 82%

    No continuously burning pilot light

    Equipped with automatic water temperature adjustment device and not operable without the device

    On or after September 1, 2012
 
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