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

Regulations are current to 2024-03-20 and last amended on 2023-06-21. Previous Versions

PART 1General (continued)

Exemptions from Certain Provisions of the Act

Marginal note:Exemption — product to be modified

  •  (1) A dealer is exempt from the application of paragraph 4(1)(a) of the Act if the dealer, for the purpose of modifying an energy-using product to comply with the applicable energy efficiency standard, ships the product from the province in which it was manufactured to another province or imports the product into Canada.

  • Marginal note:Requirements

    (2) The dealer must

    • (a) ensure that the product is brought into compliance with the applicable energy efficiency standard within 90 days after the day on which the product is shipped or imported;

    • (b) despite subsection 5(2), provide the information referred to in subsection 5(1) within 120 days after the day on which the product is shipped or imported; and

    • (c) if requested by the Minister, provide the Minister with any other information that is necessary to establish that the product has been brought into compliance with the applicable energy efficiency standard.

Marginal note:Exemption — incorporation into product for export

 A dealer is exempt from the application of sections 4 and 5 of the Act with respect to the shipment or importation of an energy-using product that is to be incorporated into any other product that is to be exported from Canada.

Marginal note:Exemption — product to be exported

 A dealer is exempt from the application of sections 4 and 5 of the Act if the dealer, for the purpose of exporting the energy-using product from Canada, ships the product from the province in which it was manufactured to another province or imports the product into Canada.

Marginal note:Exemption — motors with same unique motor identifier

 A dealer is exempt from the application of section 5 of the Act in respect of a motor if

  • (a) the information has been provided in respect of a motor that has the same unique motor identifier; and

  • (b) the motor is at least as energy efficient as the motor for which the information was provided.

Specified Energy-Using Products

Marginal note:Subsection 20.1(2) of Act

 The following energy-using products are specified for the purpose of subsection 20.1(2) of the Act:

  • (a) clothes dryers;

  • (b) clothes washers;

  • (c) integrated clothes washer-dryers;

  • (d) dishwashers;

  • (e) refrigerators and combination refrigerator-freezers;

  • (f) freezers;

  • (g) gas ranges;

  • (h) dehumidifiers;

  • (i) microwave ovens;

  • (j) miscellaneous refrigeration products;

  • (k) ceiling fans;

  • (l) room air conditioners;

  • (m) large air conditioners;

  • (n) packaged terminal air conditioners;

  • (o) single package central air conditioners;

  • (p) single package vertical air conditioners;

  • (q) split system central air conditioners;

  • (r) portable air conditioners;

  • (s) large heat pumps;

  • (t) packaged terminal heat pumps;

  • (u) single package central heat pumps;

  • (v) single package vertical heat pumps;

  • (w) split system central heat pumps;

  • (x) gas furnaces;

  • (y) oil-fired furnaces;

  • (z) electric furnaces;

  • (z.01) gas boilers;

  • (z.02) oil-fired boilers;

  • (z.03) electric boilers;

  • (z.04) gas-fired storage water heaters;

  • (z.05) oil-fired water heaters;

  • (z.06) electric water heaters;

  • (z.07) gas-fired instantaneous water heaters;

  • (z.08) general service lamps;

  • (z.09) modified spectrum incandescent lamps;

  • (z.10) general service incandescent reflector lamps;

  • (z.11) general service fluorescent lamps;

  • (z.12) fluorescent lamp ballasts;

  • (z.13) metal halide lamp ballasts;

  • (z.14) torchieres;

  • (z.15) ceiling fan light kits;

  • (z.16) exit signs;

  • (z.17) traffic signal modules;

  • (z.18) pedestrian modules;

  • (z.19) external power supplies;

  • (z.20) battery chargers;

  • (z.21) commercial refrigerators;

  • (z.22) commercial refrigerator-freezers;

  • (z.23) commercial freezers;

  • (z.24) refrigerated beverage vending machines;

  • (z.25) snack and refrigerated beverage vending machines;

  • (z.26) ice-makers;

  • (z.27) walk-in door assemblies;

  • (z.28) walk-in panels;

  • (z.29) walk-in refrigeration systems;

  • (z.30) dry-type transformers;

  • (z.31) electric motors;

  • (z.32) small electric motors;

  • (z.33) commercial pre-rinse spray valves; and

  • (z.34) clean water pumps.

PART 2Energy-Using Products

DIVISION 1Household Appliances

Interpretation

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in this Division.

10 C.F.R. Appendix D2

10 C.F.R. Appendix D2 means Appendix D2 to Subpart B, Part 430 of Title 10 to the United States Code of Federal Regulations, entitled Uniform Test Method for Measuring the Energy Consumption of Clothes Dryers, as amended from time to time. (appendice D2 10 C.F.R.)

CSA C300-00

CSA C300-00[Repealed, SOR/2019-163, s. 1]

CSA C300-12

CSA C300-12 means the CSA standard CAN/CSA-C300-12 entitled Energy Performance and Capacity of Household Refrigerators, Refrigerator-Freezers, Freezers and Wine Chillers. (CSA C300-12)

CSA C300-15

CSA C300-15 means the CSA standard CAN/CSA-C300-15 entitled Energy Performance and Capacity of Household Refrigerators, Refrigerator-Freezers, Freezers and Wine Chillers. (CSA C300-15)

CSA C358-03

CSA C358-03 means the CSA standard CAN/CSA-C358-03 entitled Energy Consumption Test Methods for Household Electric Ranges. (CSA C358-03)

CSA C360-03

CSA C360-03 means the CSA standard CAN/CSA-C360-03 entitled Energy Performance, Water Consumption and Capacity of Household Clothes Washers. (CSA C360-03)

CSA C360-13

CSA C360-13 means the CSA standard CAN/CSA-C360-13 entitled Energy Performance, Water Consumption and Capacity of Household Clothes Washers. (CSA C360-13)

CSA C361-12

CSA C361-12[Repealed, SOR/2018-201, s. 5]

CSA C361-16

CSA C361-16 means the CSA standard CAN/CSA-C361-16 entitled Energy performance and drum volume of household electric clothes dryers. (CSA C361-16)

CSA C361-92

CSA C361-92 means the CSA standard CAN/CSA-C361-92 entitled Test Method for Measuring Energy Consumption and Drum Volume of Electrically Heated Household Tumble-Type Clothes Dryers. (CSA C361-92)

Labelling

Marginal note:EnerGuide label

  •  (1) An energy-using product prescribed in any of Subdivisions A to G or K of this Division must be labelled in the form set out in Schedule 1.

  • Marginal note:Manner of labelling

    (2) The label must be an adhesive tag, flap tag or hang tag that is attached to the product so that the tag is readily visible when the product is viewed from the front.

Marginal note:Paper — adhesive and flap tags

  •  (1) The paper that is used for adhesive tags or flap tags must weigh, exclusive of the release liner and adhesive, not less than the equivalent of 26.31 kg (58 pounds) per 500 sheets measuring 63.5 cm (25 inches) by 96.52 cm (38 inches).

  • Marginal note:Adhesive — adhesive and flap tags

    (2) The adhesive that is used to attach an adhesive tag or a flap tag to an energy-using product must

    • (a) render the tag easily removable from the product without the use of a tool or any liquid other than water; and

    • (b) have an adhesion capacity that is sufficient to prevent the tag from being dislodged from the product under normal handling conditions.

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
    ItemTesting StandardEnergy Efficiency StandardPeriod of Manufacture
    1CSA C361-92CSA C361-92, Table 8.1On or after February 3, 1995 and before January 1, 2015
    2CSA C361-16 or 10 C.F.R. Appendix D2CSA C361-16, 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 ProductTesting StandardInformation
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 C361-16 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.

 

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