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:Paper — hang tags
  •  (1) The paper that is used for hang tags must weigh not less than the equivalent of 49.9 kg (110 pounds) per 500 sheets measuring 64.77 cm (25.5 inches) by 77.47 cm (30.5 inches).

  • Marginal note:Attachment material — hang tags

    (2) The material that is used to attach a hang tag to an energy-using product must be of sufficient strength to ensure that when gradual pressure is applied to the tag by pulling it away from the product, the tag will tear before the material breaks.

SUBDIVISION AClothes Dryers

Marginal note:Definition of clothes dryer

 In this Subdivision, clothes dryer means a household tumble-type clothes dryer that is electrically operated.

Marginal note:Size category

 For the purposes of these Regulations, the size category of a clothes dryer is

  • (a) compact, if it has a drum capacity of less than 125 L (4.4 cubic feet); or

  • (b) standard, if it has a drum capacity of 125 L (4.4 cubic feet) or more.

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

  • Marginal note:Limit

    (2) However, for the purposes of sections 4, 5, 13 to 15 and 19, a clothes dryer 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 clothes dryers that are manufactured during the periods set out in column 3.

  • Marginal note:Testing standard

    (2) A clothes dryer 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 1 that are applicable to a clothes dryer as defined in section 16.

    TABLE

    Column 1Column 2Column 3
    ItemStandardEnergy Efficiency StandardPeriod of Manufacture
    1CSA C361-92CSA C361-92, Table 8.1On or after February 3, 1995 and before January 1, 2015
    2CSA C361-12 or 10 C.F.R. Appendix D2CSA C361-12, Table 1On or after January 1, 2015
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 clothes dryer described in column 1.

TABLE

Column 1Column 2Column 3
ItemEnergy-using ProductStandardInformation
1Clothes dryers manufactured on or after February 3, 1995 and before January 1, 2015CSA C361-92
  • (a) size category;

  • (b) nominal voltage;

  • (c) capacity, in L, of clothes dryer’s drum;

  • (d) annual energy consumption in kWh;

  • (e) energy factor in kg/kWh; and

  • (f) drying controls the product has, namely, timed, auto-temp or auto-moisture.

2Clothes dryers manufactured on or after January 1, 2015CSA C361-12 or 10 C.F.R. Appendix D2
  • (a) size category;

  • (b) nominal voltage;

  • (c) capacity, in L, of clothes dryer’s drum;

  • (d) annual energy consumption in kWh;

  • (e) combined energy factor in kg/kWh; and

  • (f) drying controls the product has, namely, timed, auto-temp or auto-moisture.

SUBDIVISION BClothes Washers

Marginal note:Definition of clothes washer

 In this Subdivision, clothes washer means an electrically operated clothes washer that does not require mechanical fastening to a floor or wall, is top- or front-loaded and has an internal control system that regulates the water temperature without the need for user intervention after the machine is set in operation.

Marginal note:Size category

 For the purposes of these Regulations, the size category of a clothes washer is

  • (a) compact, if it has a container capacity of less than 45 L (1.6 cubic feet); or

  • (b) standard, if it has a container capacity of 45 L (1.6 cubic feet) or more.

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

  • Marginal note:Limits

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

    • (a) for the purposes of sections 4, 5 and 24, unless it is manufactured on or after February 3, 1995; and

    • (b) for the purposes of sections 13 to 15, unless it is a household clothes washer and 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 clothes washers described in column 1 that are manufactured during the periods set out in column 4.

  • Marginal note:Testing standard

    (2) A clothes washer 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 clothes washer as defined in section 21.

    TABLE

    Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
    ItemEnergy-using ProductStandardEnergy Efficiency StandardPeriod of Manufacture
    1Clothes washersCSA C360-03CSA C360-03, Table 9On or after February 3, 1995 and before January 1, 2007
    2Clothes washers, other than household clothes washersCSA C360-03CSA C360-03, Table 10On or after January 1, 2007 and before January 8, 2013
    3Clothes washers, other than household clothes washersCSA C360-03CSA C360-13, Table 11On or after January 8, 2013 and before January 1, 2018
    4Clothes washers that are top-loaded, other than household clothes washersCSA C360-13Modified energy factor ≥ 38.23 L/kWh/cycleOn or after January 1, 2018
    5Clothes washers that are front-loaded, other than household clothes washersCSA C360-13Modified energy factor ≥ 56.63 L/kWh/cycleOn or after January 1, 2018
    6Household clothes washersCSA C360-03CSA C360-03, Table 10On or after January 1, 2007 and before March 7, 2015
    7Household clothes washersCSA C360-13CSA C360-13, Table 9On or after March 7, 2015 and before January 1, 2018
    8Household clothes washersCSA C360-13CSA C360-13, Table 10On or after January 1, 2018
 
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