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

Regulations are current to 2020-07-28 and last amended on 2019-12-12. Previous Versions

PART 2Energy-Using Products (continued)

DIVISION 2Air Conditioners, Condensing Units and Chillers (continued)

SUBDIVISION ARoom Air Conditioners (continued)

Marginal note:Type

 For the purposes of these Regulations, a room air conditioner is one of the following types:

  • (a) 120 V louvred with reverse cycle;

  • (b) 120 V louvred without reverse cycle;

  • (c) 120 V non-louvred with reverse cycle;

  • (d) 120 V non-louvred without reverse cycle;

  • (e) 120 V casement-only;

  • (f) 120 V casement-slider;

  • (g) 240 V louvred with reverse cycle;

  • (h) 240 V louvred without reverse cycle;

  • (i) 240 V non-louvred with reverse cycle;

  • (j) 240 V non-louvred without reverse cycle;

  • (k) 240 V casement-only; or

  • (l) 240 V casement-slider.

Marginal note:Cooling capacity category

 For the purposes of these Regulations, the cooling capacity category of a room air conditioner is

  • (a) if the product was manufactured before June 1, 2014, the applicable cooling capacity range set out in Table 2 of CSA C368.1; or

  • (b) if the product is manufactured on or after June 1, 2014, the applicable cooling capacity range set out in Table 1 of CSA C368.1-14.

  • SOR/2019-163, s. 16

Marginal note:Energy-using product

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

  • Marginal note:Limit

    (2) However, for the purposes of sections 4, 5, 13 to 15 and 112, a room 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

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

  • Marginal note:Testing standard

    (2) A room 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 1 that are applicable to a room air conditioner as defined in section 108.

    TABLE

    Column 1Column 2Column 3
    ItemStandardEnergy Efficiency StandardPeriod of Manufacture
    1CSA C368.1CSA C368.1, Table 2, second columnOn or after February 3, 1995 and before June 1, 2014
    2CSA C368.1-14CSA C368.1-14, table 1, second columnOn or after June 1, 2014
  • SOR/2018-201, s. 19
  • SOR/2019-163, s. 17

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 or provision set out in column 2 and provided to the Minister in respect of a room air conditioner described in column 1.

TABLE

Column 1Column 2Column 3
ItemEnergy-using ProductStandardInformation
1Room air conditioners manufactured before June 1, 2014CSA C368.1, for information set out in paragraphs (b) to (d)
  • (a) type;

  • (b) power input;

  • (c) cooling capacity, in kW (Btu/h); and

  • (d) energy efficiency ratio.

2Room air conditioners manufactured on or after June 1, 2014

CSA 368.1-14, for information set out in paragraphs (b) and (c)

  • (a) type;

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

  • (c) the product’s CEER.

  • SOR/2018-201, s. 20

Marginal note:Form of labelling

 A room air conditioner must be labelled

  • (a) if it was manufactured before June 1, 2014, in the form set out in Schedule 2; or

  • (b) if it is manufactured on or after June 1, 2014, in the form set out in Schedule 3.

Marginal note:Manner of labelling

 The label must either be displayed on the principal display panel of the product’s package or must be one of the following:

  • (a) an adhesive tag that meets the requirements of section 14 and that is attached to the product or the principal display panel of its package;

  • (b) a flap tag that meets the requirements of section 14 and that is attached to the product; or

  • (c) a hang tag that meets the requirements of section 15 and that is attached to the product.

SUBDIVISION BLarge Air Conditioners

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in this Subdivision.

AHRI 340/360

AHRI 340/360 means the AHRI standard ANSI/AHRI 340/360-2007 entitled Performance Rating of Commercial and Industrial Unitary Air-Conditioning and Heat Pump Equipment. (AHRI 340/360)

CSA C746-17

CSA C746-17 means the CSA standard CAN/CSA-C746-17 entitled Energy performance rating for large and single packaged vertical air conditioners and heat pumps. (CSA C746-17)

IEER

IEER means the integrated energy efficiency ratio, expressed in British thermal units per watt hour, that constitutes a single number cooling part-load efficiency metric of a large air conditioner. (IEER)

large air conditioner

large air conditioner means a commercial or industrial unitary air conditioner with a cooling capacity of at least 19 kW (65,000 Btu/h) but less than 223 kW (760,000 Btu/h). It does not include a single package vertical air conditioner. (climatiseur de grande puissance)

  • SOR/2018-201, s. 21

Marginal note:Energy-using product

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

  • Marginal note:Limits

    (2) However, for the purposes of sections 4, 5 and 118, a large air conditioner is not considered to be an energy-using product unless

    • (a) in the case of a large air conditioner with a cooling capacity of less than 70 kW, it is manufactured on or after December 31, 1998; and

    • (b) in the case of a large air conditioner with a cooling capacity of 70 kW or more, it is manufactured on or after January 1, 2010.

 
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