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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 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).

  • SOR/2019-163, s. 21

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
  • SOR/2019-163, s. 22

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.

  • SOR/2019-163, s. 23

SUBDIVISION FSplit-System Central Air Conditioners

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 with a cooling capacity of less than 19 kW (65,000 Btu/h). (climatiseur central bibloc)

  • SOR/2019-163, s. 24

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

    ItemColumn 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
    Energy-using ProductStandardEnergy Efficiency StandardPeriod of Manufacture
    1Split-system central air conditioners, other than those that are small-duct and high-velocityCSA C656-05Seasonal energy efficiency ratio ≥ 13.0On or after February 3, 1995 and before January 1, 2017
    2Split-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 January 1, 2017
    3Split-system central air conditioners that are small-duct and high-velocityCSA C656-05Seasonal energy efficiency ratio ≥ 11.0On or after February 3, 1995 and before January 1, 2017
    4Split-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 January 1, 2017

    TABLE 2

    Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
    ItemEnergy-using ProductStandardEnergy Efficiency StandardPeriod of Manufacture
    1Split-system central air conditioners, other than those that are small-duct and high-velocityCSA C656-05Seasonal energy efficiency ratio ≥ 13.0On or after February 3, 1995 and before January 1, 2017
    2Split-system central air conditioners, other than those that are small-duct and high-velocityCSA C656-14Seasonal energy efficiency ratio ≥ 13.0On or after January 1, 2017
    3Split-system central air conditioners that are small-duct and high-velocityCSA C656-05Seasonal energy efficiency ratio ≥ 11.0On or after February 3, 1995 and before January 1, 2017
    4Split-system central air conditioners that are small-duct and high-velocityCSA C656-14Seasonal energy efficiency ratio ≥ 12.0On or after January 1, 2017
  • SOR/2019-163, s. 25
 
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