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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 2Air Conditioners, Condensing Units and Chillers (continued)

SUBDIVISION ESingle Package Vertical Air Conditioners

Marginal note:Definition of single package vertical air conditioner

 In this Subdivision, single package vertical air conditioner means a single package commercial air conditioner, with or without heating capability, that has its major components arranged vertically, is air-cooled and encased and is intended for mounting through, or on either side of, an exterior wall. It does not include a single package commercial air conditioner that has reverse cycle refrigeration.

Marginal note:Energy-using product

  •  (1) A single package vertical air conditioner is prescribed as an energy-using product.

  • Marginal note:Limit

    (2) However, for the purposes of sections 4, 5 and 130, a single package vertical air conditioner is not considered to be an energy-using product unless it is manufactured on or after January 1, 2011 and has a cooling capacity of less than 70 kW (240,000 Btu/h).

Marginal note:Energy efficiency standards

  •  (1) The energy efficiency standards set out in column 2 of the table to this section apply to single package vertical air conditioners described in column 1 that are manufactured during the periods set out in column 3.

  • Marginal note:Testing standard

    (2) A single package vertical air conditioner complies with the energy efficiency standard if it meets that standard when tested in accordance with testing procedures established by CSA C746-17 that are applicable to a single package vertical air conditioner as defined in section 128.

    TABLE

    ItemColumn 1Column 2Column 3
    Energy-using ProductEnergy Efficiency StandardPeriod of Manufacture
    1Single package vertical air conditioners that have a cooling capacity of < 19 kW (65,000 Btu/h)Energy efficiency ratio ≥ 9.0On or after January 1, 2011 and before September 23, 2019
    2Single package vertical air conditioners that have a cooling capacity of < 19 kW (65,000 Btu/h)Energy efficiency ratio ≥ 11.0On or after September 23, 2019
    3Single package vertical air conditioners that have a cooling capacity of ≥ 19 kW (65,000 Btu/h) and < 39.5 kW (135,000 Btu/h)Energy efficiency ratio ≥ 8.9On or after January 1, 2011 and before October 9, 2015
    4Single package vertical air conditioners that have a cooling capacity of ≥ 19 kW (65,000 Btu/h) and < 39.5 kW (135,000 Btu/h)Energy efficiency ratio ≥ 10.0On or after October 9, 2015
    5Single package vertical air conditioners that have a cooling capacity of ≥ 39.5 kW (135,000 Btu/h) and < 70 kW (240,000 Btu/h)Energy efficiency ratio ≥ 8.6On or after January 1, 2011 and before October 9, 2016
    6Single package vertical air conditioners that have a cooling capacity of ≥ 39.5 kW (135,000 Btu/h) and < 70 kW (240,000 Btu/h)Energy efficiency ratio ≥ 10.0On or after October 9, 2016

Marginal note:Information

 For the purpose of subsection 5(1) of the Act, the following information must be collected in accordance with CSA C746-17 and provided to the Minister in respect of a single package vertical air conditioner:

  • (a) its classification as set out in column II of Table 1 to CSA C746-17;

  • (b) its cooling capacity, expressed in kilowatts (British thermal units per hour); and

  • (c) its energy efficiency ratio.

SUBDIVISION FSplit System Central Air Conditioners

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  • SOR/2022-265, s. 8(E)
]

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in this Subdivision.

off mode power consumption

off mode power consumption means the power consumption when the unit is connected to mains power but is not providing cooling or heating. (consommation d’énergie en mode arrêt)

split system central air conditioner

split system central air conditioner means a single-phase or three-phase central air conditioner that is a split system and that has a cooling capacity of less than 19 kW (65,000 Btu/h). (climatiseur central bibloc)

split-system central air conditioner

split-system central air conditioner[Repealed, SOR/2022-265, s. 9]

Marginal note:Energy-using product

  •  (1) A split-system central air conditioner is prescribed as an energy-using product.

  • Marginal note:Limit

    (2) However, for the purposes of sections 4, 5 and 134, a split-system central air conditioner is not considered to be an energy-using product unless it is manufactured on or after February 3, 1995.

Marginal note:Energy efficiency standards — single-phase

  •  (1) The energy efficiency standards set out in column 3 of Table 1 to this section apply to single-phase split-system central air conditioners described in column 1 that are manufactured during the periods set out in column 4.

  • Marginal note:Energy efficiency standards — three-phase

    (1.1) The energy efficiency standards set out in column 3 of Table 2 to this section apply to three-phase split-system central air conditioners described in column 1 that are manufactured during the periods set out in column 4.

  • Marginal note:Testing standard

    (2) A split-system central air conditioner 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 split-system central air conditioner as defined in section 132.

    TABLE 1

    Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
    ItemEnergy-using ProductTesting StandardEnergy Efficiency StandardPeriod of Manufacture
    1Split system central air conditioners, other than those that are small-duct and high-velocity

    CSA C656-14 for seasonal energy efficiency ratio

    10 C.F.R. Appendix M for off mode power consumption

    Seasonal energy efficiency ratio ≥ 13.0

    Off mode power consumption ≤ 30 W

    On or after February 3, 1995 and before January 1, 2023
    2Split system central air conditioners that are small-duct and high-velocity

    CSA C656-14 for seasonal energy efficiency ratio

    10 C.F.R. Appendix M for off mode power consumption

    Seasonal energy efficiency ratio ≥ 12.0

    Off mode power consumption ≤ 30 W

    On or after February 3, 1995 and before January 1, 2023
    3Split system central air conditioners, other than those that are space-constrained or small-duct and high-velocity10 C.F.R. Appendix M1

    Seasonal energy efficiency ratio 2 ≥ 13.4

    Off mode power consumption ≤ 30 W

    On or after January 1, 2023
    4Split system central air conditioners that are small-duct and high-velocity10 C.F.R. Appendix M1

    Seasonal energy efficiency ratio 2 ≥ 12.0

    Off mode power consumption ≤ 30 W

    On or after January 1, 2023
    5Split system central air conditioners that are space-constrained10 C.F.R. Appendix M1

    Seasonal energy efficiency ratio 2 ≥ 11.7

    Off mode power consumption ≤ 30 W

    On or after January 1, 2023

    TABLE 2

    Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
    ItemEnergy-using ProductTesting StandardEnergy Efficiency StandardPeriod of Manufacture
    1Split system central air conditioners, other than those that are small-duct and high-velocityCSA C656-14Seasonal energy efficiency ratio ≥ 13.0On or after February 3, 1995
    2Split system central air conditioners that are small-duct and high-velocityCSA C656-14Seasonal energy efficiency ratio ≥ 12.0On or after February 3, 1995

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 and provided to the Minister in respect of a split-system central air conditioner described in column 1 and, if applicable, the information must be collected in accordance with the standard set out in column 2.

TABLE

Column 1Column 2Column 3
ItemEnergy-using ProductTesting StandardInformation
1Split system central air conditioners that are single-phase and manufactured on or after February 3, 1995 and before January 1, 2023

CSA C656-14 for information set out in paragraphs (a) to (c)

10 C.F.R. Appendix M for off mode power consumption

  • (a) product classification set out in column II of Table 1 to CSA C656-14;

  • (b) cooling capacity in kW (Btu/h);

  • (c) seasonal energy efficiency ratio;

  • (d) off mode power consumption, in watts; and

  • (e) phase of electric current.

2Split system central air conditioners that are three-phase and manufactured on or after February 3, 1995CSA C656-14 for information set out in paragraphs (a) to (c)
  • (a) product classification set out in column II of Table 1 to CSA C656-14;

  • (b) cooling capacity in kW (Btu/h);

  • (c) seasonal energy efficiency ratio; and

  • (d) phase of electric current.

3Split system central air conditioners that are single-phase and manufactured on or after January 1, 202310 C.F.R. Appendix M1 for information set out in paragraphs (b) to (d)
  • (a) type;

  • (b) cooling capacity in kW (Btu/h);

  • (c) seasonal energy efficiency ratio 2;

  • (d) off mode power consumption, in watts; and

  • (e) phase of electric current.

SUBDIVISION GLarge Condensing Units

Marginal note:Definition of large condensing unit

 In this Subdivision, large condensing unit means a commercial or industrial condensing unit that is intended for air conditioning applications and that has a cooling capacity of at least 40 kW (135,000 Btu/h) but not more than 70 kW (240,000 Btu/h).

Marginal note:Energy-using product

  •  (1) A large condensing unit is prescribed as an energy-using product.

  • Marginal note:Limit

    (2) However, for the purposes of sections 4, 5 and 138, a large condensing unit is not considered to be an energy-using product unless it is manufactured on or after December 31, 1998.

Marginal note:Energy efficiency standards

  •  (1) The energy efficiency standards set out in column 2 of the table to this section apply to large condensing units described in column 1.

  • Marginal note:Testing standard

    (2) A large condensing unit complies with the energy efficiency standard if it meets that standard when tested in accordance with testing procedures established by CSA C746-98 that are applicable to a large condensing unit as defined in section 136.

    TABLE

    Column 1Column 2
    ItemEnergy-using ProductEnergy Efficiency Standard
    1Large condensing units that are cooled by airEnergy efficiency ratio ≥ 10.1
    2Large condensing units that are cooled by water or evaporationEnergy efficiency ratio ≥ 13.1
 
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