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

Regulations are current to 2023-01-25 and last amended on 2022-12-21. Previous Versions

PART 2Energy-Using Products (continued)

DIVISION 6Water Heaters (continued)

SUBDIVISION COil-Fired Water Heaters (continued)

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 an oil-fired storage water heater described in column 1.

TABLE

ItemColumn 1Column 2Column 3
Energy-using ProductStandardInformation
1Household oil-fired water heaters that are manufactured on or after February 3, 1995 and before January 1, 2018CSA B211-00
  • (a) input rate, in kW (Btu/h);

  • (b) recovery efficiency;

  • (c) annual energy consumption, in kJ;

  • (d) first-hour rating, in L;

  • (e) Vr; and

  • (f) energy factor.

2Household oil-fired water heaters that are manufactured on or after January 1, 2018

CSA B211-00, if a certification body has verified that product is in compliance with energy efficiency standard set out in any of paragraphs 3(a), 4(a), 5(a) and 6(a) of Table 1 to section 380; and

CSA P.3-15, if a certification body has verified that product is in compliance with energy efficiency standard set out in any of paragraphs 3(b), 4(b), 5(b) and 6(b) of Table 1 to section 380.

  • (a) input rate, kW (Btu/h);

  • (b) recovery efficiency;

  • (c) annual energy consumption, in kJ;

  • (d) first-hour rating, in L;

  • (e) Vr;

  • (f) energy factor, and

  • (g) uniform energy factor and Vs, if a certification body has verified that product is in compliance with energy efficiency standard set out in any of paragraphs 3(b), 4(b), 5(b) and 6(b) of Table 1 to section 380.

3Commercial oil-fired storage water heaters that have an input rate of > 30.5 kW (105,000 Btu/h) but ≤ 40.99 kW (140,000 Btu/h), a Vr of ≤ 454 L (120 US gallons), use single-phase power, limit water temperatures to < 82°C (180°F) and are manufactured on or after January 1, 202010 C.F.R. Appendix A
  • (a) input rate, in kW (Btu/h);

  • b) uniform energy factor;

  • (c) Vr; and

  • (d) Vs.

4Commercial oil-fired water heaters, other than those described in item 3, that are manufactured on or after January 1, 202010 C.F.R. Appendix A
  • (a) input rate, in kW (Btu/h);

  • (b) thermal efficiency;

  • (c) Vr;

  • (d) Vs; and

  • (e) standby loss, in W.

SUBDIVISION DGas-Fired Instantaneous Water Heaters

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in this Subdivision.

gas-fired instantaneous water heater

gas-fired instantaneous water heater means a flow-activated water heater that uses natural gas or propane for fuel, that has a Vr that is less than or equal to 37.85 L (10 US gallons) and has an input rate to Vr ratio of not less than 309 W/L (4,000 Btu/h/US gallon). (chauffe-eau instantané au gaz)

maximum flow rate

maximum flow rate means, in respect of a gas-fired instantaneous water heater, the maximum litres per minute (gallons per minute) of hot water that can be supplied by the water heater while operating in a steady state and maintaining a nominal temperature rise of 37.3°C (67°F). (débit maximal)

10 C.F.R Appendix C

10 C.F.R Appendix C means Appendix C to the Subpart G, Part 431 of Title 10 to the United States Code of Federal Regulations, entitled Uniform Test Method for the Measurement of Thermal Efficiency and Standby Loss of Gas-Fired and Oil-Fired Instantaneous Water Heaters and Hot Water Supply Boilers (Other Than Storage-Type Instantaneous Water Heaters), as amended from time to time. (appendice C 10 C.F.R.)

Marginal note:Type

 For the purpose of these Regulations, a gas-fired instantaneous water heater is one of the following types:

  • (a) household, if it has an input rate of less than 58.56 kW (200,000 Btu/h), has a Vr of no greater than 7.6 L (2 US gallons) and is designed to provide hot water at a temperature no greater than 82°C (180°F); or

  • (b) commercial, if it is not described in paragraph (a).

Marginal note:Energy-using product

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

  • Marginal note:Limit

    (2) However, for the purposes of sections 4, 5 and 385, a gas-fired instantaneous water heater is not considered to be an energy-using product unless

    • (a) it is a household gas-fired instantaneous water heater that is manufactured on or after January 1, 2020; or

    • (b) it is a commercial gas-fired instantaneous water heater that is manufactured on or after July 1, 2023.

Marginal note:Energy efficiency standards

  •  (1) The energy efficiency standards set out in column 3 of the table to this section apply to gas-fired instantaneous water heaters described in column 1 that are manufactured during the period set out in column 4.

  • Marginal note:Testing standards

    (2) A gas-fired instantaneous water heater 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-fired instantaneous water heater as defined in section 382.

    TABLE

    ItemColumn 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
    Energy-using ProductStandardEnergy Efficiency StandardManufacturing Period
    1Household gas-fired instantaneous water heaters that have a maximum flow rate of < 6.4 L/minCSA P.3-15Uniform energy factor ≥ 0.86On or after January 1, 2020
    2Household gas-fired instantaneous water heaters that have a maximum flow rate of ≥ 6.4 L/minCSA P.3-15Uniform energy factor ≥ 0.87On or after January 1, 2020
    3Commercial gas-fired instantaneous water heaters10 C.F.R. Appendix CThermal efficiency ≥ 94%On or after July 1, 2023

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 gas-fired instantaneous water heater described in column 1.

TABLE

ItemColumn 1Column 2Column 3
Energy-using ProductStandardInformation
1Household gas-fired instantaneous water heaters manufactured on or after January 1, 2020CSA P.3-15
  • (a) uniform energy factor;

  • (b) Vr;

  • (c) the type of fuel used;

  • (d) input rate, in kW (Btu/h); and

  • (e) maximum flow rate.

2Commercial gas-fired instantaneous water heaters manufactured on or after July 1, 202310 C.F.R. Appendix C
  • (a) thermal efficiency;

  • (b) Vr;

  • (c) the type of fuel used;

  • (d) input rate, in kW (Btu/h); and

  • (e) maximum flow rate.

[382 to 423 reserved]

DIVISION 7Lamps and Lamp Ballasts

Interpretation

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in this Division.

ANSI C78.20

ANSI C78.20 means the ANSI standard ANSI C78.20-2003 entitled American National Standard for Electric Lamps — A, G, PS, and Similar Shapes with E26 Medium Screw Bases. (ANSI C78.20)

ANSI C78.79

ANSI C78.79 means the ANSI standard ANSI C78.79-2014 entitled American National Standard for Electric Lamps — Nomenclature for Envelope Shapes Intended for Use with Electric Lamps. (ANSI C78.79)

ANSI C79.1

ANSI C79.1[Repealed, SOR/2018-201, s. 42]

ANSI C81.61

ANSI C81.61 means the ANSI standard ANSI C81.61-2016 entitled American National Standard for Electrical Lamp Bases — Specifications for Bases (Caps) for Electric Lamps. (ANSI C81.61)

appliance lamp

appliance lamp means a lamp that is designed to operate in ambient temperatures of up to 315ºC, has a maximum nominal power of 40 W and is marketed as an appliance lamp. (lampe pour appareils électroménagers)

CIE 13.3

CIE 13.3 means the CIE standard CIE 13.3-1995 entitled Method of Measuring and Specifying Colour Rendering Properties of Light Sources. (CIE 13.3)

CIE 15

CIE 15 means the CIE standard CIE 15: 2004 entitled Colorimetry. (CIE 15)

coloured lamp

coloured lamp means a lamp that is marketed as a coloured lamp and has

  • (a) a colour rendering index of less than 50, as determined in accordance with CIE 13.3; or

  • (b) a correlated colour temperature of less than 2 500 K or more than 4 600 K. (lampe colorée)

IES Handbook

IES Handbook means the IES publication entitled Lighting Handbook, 9th edition. (Manuel IES)

IES LM16

IES LM16 means the IES standard IES LM-16-1993 entitled Practical Guide to Colorimetry of Light Sources. (IES LM16)

IES LM45

IES LM45 means the IES standard IES LM-45-15 entitled IES Approved Method for the Electrical and Photometric Measurement of General Service Incandescent Filament Lamps. (IES LM45)

IES LM49

IES LM49 means the IES standard IES LM-49-12 entitled IES Approved Method For Life Testing of Incandescent Filament Lamps. (IES LM49)

IES LM65

IES LM65 means the IES standard IES LM-65-14 entitled IES Approved Method for the Life Testing of Single-Based Fluorescent Lamps. (IES LM65)

incandescent reflector lamp

incandescent reflector lamp means a lamp in which light is

  • (a) produced by a filament that is heated to incandescence by an electric current; and

  • (b) directed by an inner reflective coating on the outer bulb. (lampe-réflecteur à incandescence)

infrared lamp

infrared lamp means a lamp that emits more than 90% of its radiation in the 0.7 µm to 10 µm range of the electromagnetic spectrum. (lampe infrarouge)

lamp efficacy

lamp efficacy means the number of lumens per watt determined by

  • (a) dividing a lamp’s luminous flux by its power, measured under equilibrium conditions at the time of determining the luminous flux; and

  • (b) in the case of a general service incandescent reflector lamp, rounding the number calculated under paragraph (a) to the nearest half number. (efficacité lumineuse)

modified spectrum lamp

modified spectrum lamp means a lamp, other than a coloured lamp, that

  • (a) is marketed as a modified spectrum lamp; and

  • (b) when operated at its nominal voltage and nominal power, has a colour point that, on the 1931 chromaticity diagram described in CIE 15, lies below the black-body locus and is at least 4 MacAdam steps, as described in IES LM16, distant from the colour point of a clear lamp with the same filament and bulb shape and that operates at the same nominal voltage and nominal power. (lampe à spectre modifié)

plant lamp

plant lamp means a lamp that contains a filter or coating to suppress light with wavelengths of less than 0.58 µm and that is marketed as a plant lamp. (lampe pour horticulture)

rough service lamp

rough service lamp means a lamp that is marketed as a rough service lamp and has any of the following filament constructions, as illustrated in figure 6.12 of the IES Handbook:

  • (a) a C-7A or C-11 filament construction, with at least five supports exclusive of lead wires;

  • (b) a C-17 filament construction, with eight supports exclusive of lead wires; or

  • (c) a C-22 filament construction, with 16 supports exclusive of lead wires. (lampe à construction renforcée)

shatter-resistant lamp

shatter-resistant lamp means a lamp that has an external silicone, polytetrafluoroethylene or similar coating applied to it for the purpose of resisting breakage and preventing glass from reaching the operating environment in the event of breakage and that is marketed as a shatter-resistant lamp. (lampe résistante à l’éclatement)

silver bowl lamp

silver bowl lamp means a lamp that is marketed as a silver bowl lamp and that has a reflective coating that is applied directly to a part of the bulb surface so that light is reflected toward the lamp base. (lampe à calotte argentée)

submersible lamp

submersible lamp means a lamp that meets the requirements set out in the CSA standard C22.2 No. 89-1976, entitled Swimming-Pool Luminaires, Submersible Luminaires and Accessories. (lampe submersible)

vibration service lamp

vibration service lamp means a lamp that

  • (a) is marketed as a vibration service lamp;

  • (b) has a maximum nominal power of 60 W; and

  • (c) has a C-5, C-7A or C-9 filament construction — as illustrated in figure 6.12 of the IES Handbook — or a similar construction, with less than five supports. (lampe antivibrations)

 
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