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

Regulations are current to 2023-01-11 and last amended on 2022-12-21. Previous Versions

PART 2Energy-Using Products (continued)

DIVISION 5Boilers (continued)

SUBDIVISION BOil-Fired Boilers (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 boiler described in column 1.

TABLE

Column 1Column 2Column 3
ItemEnergy-using ProductStandardInformation
1Household oil-fired boilers manufactured on or after December 31, 1998 and before September 1, 2010CSA B212
  • (a) input rate, in kW (Btu/h); and

  • (b) seasonal energy utilization efficiency.

2Household oil-fired boilers manufactured on or after September 1, 2010 and before January 15, 2021ASHRAE 103 for information set out in paragraphs (a) to (f)
  • (a) type of central heating system for which product is intended;

  • (b) maximum heat input and output nominal capacities, in kW (Btu/h);

  • (c) power burner’s PE;

  • (d) water pump’s BE;

  • (e) average annual electrical energy consumption (EAE), in kWh;

  • (f) annual fuel utilization efficiency; and

  • (g) if product is manufactured on or after September 1, 2012,

    • (i) information that indicates whether product has tankless domestic water heating coils, and

    • (ii) type of automatic water temperature adjustment device product has, if any.

3Household oil-fired boilers manufactured on or after January 15, 2021CSA P.2 for information set out in paragraphs (a) to (e)
  • (a) type of central heating system for which product is intended;

  • (b) maximum heat input and output nominal capacities, in kW (Btu/h);

  • (c) annual fuel utilization efficiency;

  • (d) standby power, in W;

  • (e) off-mode power, in W;

  • (f) information that indicates whether product has tankless domestic water heating coils; and

  • (g) type of automatic water temperature adjustment device product has, if any.

4Commercial oil-fired boilers manufactured on or after January 1, 202510 C.F.R. Appendix A
  • (a) type of central heating system for which product is intended;

  • (b) maximum heat input nominal capacity, in kW (Btu/h); and

  • (c) thermal efficiency or, if product has an input rate of > 732.68 kW (2,500,000 Btu/h) but ≤ 2 930.71 kW (10,000,000 Btu/h) and is intended for hot water systems, combustion efficiency.

SUBDIVISION CElectric Boilers

Marginal note:Definition of electric boiler

 In this Subdivision, electric boiler means a boiler that uses electric energy as a source of heat, is intended for application in a hot water central heating system, has an input rate of less than 88 kW (300,000 Btu/h) and is not equipped with tankless domestic water heating coils.

Marginal note:Energy-using product

  •  (1) An electric boiler is prescribed as an energy-using product.

  • Marginal note:Limit

    (2) However, for the purposes of sections 4, 5 and 325, an electric boiler is not considered to be an energy-using product unless it is manufactured on or after September 1, 2012.

Marginal note:Energy efficiency standard

 The energy efficiency standard that applies to an electric boiler is that it must be equipped with an automatic water temperature adjustment device without which the boiler is not operable.

Marginal note:Information

 For the purpose of subsection 5(1) of the Act, the following information must be provided to the Minister in respect of an electric boiler:

  • (a) its input rate, expressed in kilowatts, collected in accordance with ASHRAE 103; and

  • (b) the type of automatic water temperature adjustment device that it has.

[327 to 368 reserved]

DIVISION 6Water Heaters

Interpretation

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in this Division.

CSA P.3-15

CSA P.3-15 means the CSA standard CAN/CSA-P.3-15 entitled Testing method for measuring energy consumption and determining efficiencies of gas-fired and fuel oil-fired water heaters. (CSA P.3-15)

first-hour rating

first-hour rating means, in respect of a gas-fired storage water heater or an oil-fired water heater, the measure of the maximum volume of hot water that the water heater can supply within an hour that begins when the water in the water heater is fully heated. (capacité de première heure)

10 C.F.R. Appendix A

10 C.F.R. Appendix A means Appendix A to 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 Storage Water Heaters and Storage-Type Instantaneous Water Heaters, as amended from time to time. (appendice A 10 C.F.R.)

Vr

Vr means the nominal volume, expressed in litres, of a water heater’s storage tank. (Vr)

Vs

Vs means the measured storage volume, expressed in litres, of a water heater’s storage tank. (Vs)

SUBDIVISION AElectric Water Heaters

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in this Subdivision.

bottom inlet

bottom inlet means a cold water inlet, other than one with a dip tube, that enters near the bottom of the water heater’s storage tank. (entrée inférieure)

CSA C191-04

CSA C191-04 means the CSA standard CAN/CSA-C191-04 entitled Performance of Electric Storage Tank Water Heaters for Domestic Hot Water Service. (CSA C191-04)

electric water heater

electric water heater means a stationary electric storage tank water heater that is intended for use on a pressurized water system and that has a Vr of at least 50 L (13.21 US gallons). (chauffe-eau électrique)

10 C.F.R. Appendix B

10 C.F.R. Appendix B means Appendix B to Subpart G, Part 431 of Title 10 to the United States Code of Federal Regulations, entitled Uniform Test Method for the Measurement of Standby Loss of Electric Storage Water Heaters and Storage-Type Instantaneous Water Heaters, as amended from time to time. (appendice B 10 C.F.R.)

Marginal note:Type

 For the purpose of these Regulations, an electric water heater is one of the following types:

  • (a) household, if it has an input rate of less than 12 kW (40,982 Btu/h); or

  • (b) commercial, if it is has an input rate of greater than or equal to 12 kW (40,982 Btu/h).

Marginal note:Energy-using product

  •  (1) An electric water heater is prescribed as an energy-using product.

  • Marginal note:Limits

    (2) However, an electric water heater is not considered to be an energy-using product for the purposes of sections 4, 5 and 372 unless

    • (a) it is a household electric water heater that is manufactured on or after February 3, 1995; or

    • (b) it is a commercial electric water heater that is manufactured on or after January 1, 2020.

Marginal note:Energy efficiency standards

  •  (1) The energy efficiency standards set out in column 2 of the table to this section apply to electric water heaters described in column 1.

  • Marginal note:Testing standard

    (2) An electric water heater described in column 1 complies with the energy efficiency standard set out in column 3 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 an electric water heater as defined in section 370.

    TABLE

    ItemColumn 1Column 2Column 3
    Energy-using ProductStandardEnergy Efficiency Standard
    1Household electric water heaters that have a bottom inlet and a Vr of ≥ 50 L but ≤ 270 LCSA C191-04Standby loss, in W, ≤ 40 + 0.2 Vr
    2Household electric water heaters that have a bottom inlet and a Vr of > 270 L but ≤ 454 LCSA C191-04Standby loss, in W, ≤ 0.472 Vr - 33.5
    3Household electric water heaters that have a top inlet and a Vr of ≥ 50 L but ≤ 270 LCSA C191-04Standby loss, in W, ≤ 35 + 0.2 Vr
    4Household electric water heaters that have a top inlet and a Vr of > 270 L but ≤ 454 LCSA C191-04Standby loss, in W, ≤ 0.472 Vr - 38.5
    5Commercial electric water heaters10 C.F.R. Appendix BStandby loss, in %/hr ≤ 0.3 + 102.2/Vs

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 electric water heater described in column 1.

TABLE

ItemColumn 1Column 2Column 3
Energy-using ProductStandardInformation
1Household electric water heaters manufactured on or after February 3 1995CSA C191-04 for information set out in paragraphs (a) to (c)
  • (a) Vr;

  • (b) nominal power input of upper and lower elements, in W;

  • (c) standby loss, in W; and

  • (d) cold water inlet configuration, namely, top inlet or bottom inlet.

2Commercial electric water heaters manufactured on or after January 1, 202010 C.F.R. Appendix B
  • (a) Vr;

  • (b) Vs;

  • (c) standby loss, in %/hr; and

  • (d) input rate, in kW.

SUBDIVISION BGas-Fired Storage Water Heaters

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in this Subdivision.

CSA P.3-04

CSA P.3-04 means the CSA standard CAN/CSA-P.3-04 entitled Testing Method for Measuring Energy Consumption and Determining Efficiencies of Gas-Fired Storage Water Heaters. (CSA P.3-04)

gas-fired storage water heater

gas-fired storage water heater means a stationary gas-heated water container that uses propane or natural gas for fuel and has a Vr of at least 76 L (20 US gallons). (chauffe-eau à réservoir alimenté au gaz)

replacement unit

replacement unit means a commercial gas-fired storage water heater that is marked for replacement installations only. (unité de remplacement)

Marginal note:Type

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

  • (a) household, if it has an input rate of less than or equal to 21.97 kW (75,000 Btu/h); or

  • (b) commercial, if it is has an input rate of greater than 21.97 kW (75,000 Btu/h).

Marginal note:Energy-using product

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

  • Marginal note:Limits

    (2) However, for the purposes of sections 4, 5 and 376, a gas-fired storage water heater is not considered to be an energy-using product unless

    • (a) it is a household gas-fired storage water heater that is manufactured on or after February 3, 1995; or

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

 
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