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

Regulations are current to 2017-09-27 and last amended on 2017-06-28. Previous Versions

SUBDIVISION CElectric Boilers

Marginal note:Definition of electric boiler

 In this Subdivision, electric boiler means a boiler that uses electric energy as a source of heat, is intended for application in a hot water central heating system, has an input rate of less than 88 kW (300,000 Btu/h) and is not equipped with tankless domestic water heating coils.

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

  • Marginal note:Limit

    (2) However, for the purposes of sections 4, 5 and 325, an electric boiler is not considered to be an energy-using product unless it is manufactured on or after September 1, 2012.

Marginal note:Energy efficiency standard

 The energy efficiency standard that applies to an electric boiler is that it must be equipped with an automatic water temperature adjustment device without which the boiler is not operable.

Marginal note:Information

 For the purpose of subsection 5(1) of the Act, the following information must be provided to the Minister in respect of an electric boiler:

  • (a) its input rate, expressed in kilowatts, collected in accordance with ASHRAE 103; and

  • (b) the type of automatic water temperature adjustment device that it has.

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DIVISION 6Water Heaters

Interpretation

Marginal note:Definition of Vr

 In this Division, Vr means the nominal volume, expressed in litres, of a water heater’s storage tank.

SUBDIVISION AElectric Water Heaters

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in this Subdivision.

bottom inlet

bottom inlet means a cold water inlet, other than one with a dip tube, that enters near the bottom of the water heater’s storage tank. (entrée inférieure)

CSA C191-04

CSA C191-04 means the CSA standard CAN/CSA-C191-04 entitled Performance of Electric Storage Tank Water Heaters for Domestic Hot Water Service. (CSA C191-04)

electric water heater

electric water heater means a stationary electric storage tank water heater that is intended for use on a pressurized water system and has a Vr of at least 50 L (11 imperial gallons) but not more than 454 L (100 imperial gallons). (chauffe-eau électrique)

Marginal note:Energy-using product
  •  (1) An electric water heater is prescribed as an energy-using product.

  • Marginal note:Limit

    (2) However, for the purposes of sections 4, 5 and 372, an electric water heater 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 electric water heaters described in column 1.

  • Marginal note:Testing standard

    (2) An electric water heater complies with the energy efficiency standard if it meets that standard when tested in accordance with testing procedures established by CSA C191-04 that are applicable to an electric water heater as defined in section 370.

    TABLE

    Column 1Column 2
    ItemEnergy-using ProductEnergy Efficiency Standard
    1Electric water heaters that have a bottom inlet and a Vr of ≥ 50 L but ≤ 270 LStandby loss, in W, ≤ 40 + 0.2 Vr
    2Electric water heaters that have a bottom inlet and a Vr of > 270 L but ≤ 454 LStandby loss, in W, ≤ 0.472 Vr - 33.5
    3Electric water heaters that have a top inlet and a Vr of ≥ 50 L but ≤ 270 LStandby loss, in W, ≤ 35 + 0.2 Vr
    4Electric water heaters that have a top inlet and a Vr of > 270 L but ≤ 454 LStandby loss, in W, ≤ 0.472 Vr- 38.5
Marginal note:Information

 For the purpose of subsection 5(1) of the Act, the following information must be collected in accordance with CSA C191-04 and provided to the Minister in respect of an electric water heater:

  • (a) its Vr;

  • (b) the nominal power input of its upper and lower elements, expressed in watts;

  • (c) its standby loss, expressed in watts; and

  • (d) the cold water inlet configuration, namely, a top inlet or bottom inlet.

SUBDIVISION BGas-Fired Storage Water Heaters

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in this Subdivision.

CSA P.3-04

CSA P.3-04 means the CSA standard CAN/CSA-P.3-04 entitled Testing Method for Measuring Energy Consumption and Determining Efficiencies of Gas-Fired Storage Water Heaters. (CSA P.3-04)

gas-fired storage water heater

gas-fired storage water heater means a stationary gas-heated water container that

  • (a) uses propane or natural gas for fuel;

  • (b) has an input of not more than 21.97 kW (75,000 Btu/h); and

  • (c) has a Vr of at least 76 L (20 US gallons) but not more than 380 L (100 US gallons). (chauffe-eau à réservoir alimenté au gaz)

Marginal note:Energy-using product
  •  (1) A gas-fired storage water heater is prescribed as an energy-using product.

  • Marginal note:Limit

    (2) However, for the purposes of sections 4, 5 and 376, a gas-fired storage water heater 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 1 of the table to this section apply to gas-fired storage water heaters that are manufactured during the periods set out in column 2.

  • Marginal note:Testing standard

    (2) A gas-fired storage water heater complies with the energy efficiency standard if it meets that standard when tested in accordance with testing procedures established by CSA P.3-04 that are applicable to a gas-fired storage water heater as defined in section 374.

    TABLE

    Column 1Column 2
    ItemEnergy Efficiency StandardPeriod of Manufacture
    1Energy factor of ≥ 0.67 – 0.0005 VrOn or after February 3, 1995 and before December 31, 2016
    2Energy factor of ≥ 0.675 – 0.00039 VrOn or after December 31, 2016
Marginal note:Information

 For the purpose of subsection 5(1) of the Act, the following information must be collected in accordance with CSA P.3-04 and provided to the Minister in respect of a gas-fired storage water heater:

  • (a) its Vr;

  • (b) its input rate, expressed in kilowatts;

  • (c) its recovery efficiency;

  • (d) its energy factor;

  • (e) the fuel it uses;

  • (f) its annual energy consumption, expressed in kilojoules; and

  • (g) its first hour rating, expressed in litres.

 
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