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Energy Efficiency Regulations, 2016

Version of section 1 from 2017-06-28 to 2023-06-20:

Marginal note:Definitions

  •  (1) The following definitions apply in these Regulations.


    Act means the Energy Efficiency Act. (Loi)

    adhesive tag

    adhesive tag means a label that is attached to an energy-using product by at least two strips of adhesive that are located on opposite edges of the label. (étiquette adhésive)


    AHRI means the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute. (AHRI)


    ANSI means the American National Standards Institute. (ANSI)


    ASHRAE means the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE)


    CGA means the Canadian Gas Association. (ACG)


    CIE means the International Commission on Illumination. (CIE)


    CSA means the Canadian Standards Association. (CSA)

    flap tag

    flap tag means a label whose top edge is attached to an energy-using product by one strip of adhesive. (vignette)

    hang tag

    hang tag means a label that is attached to an energy-using product by material that is looped around a section of the product so that the label hangs freely from the product. (étiquette volante)


    household means manufactured or sold primarily for use in a dwelling. (domestique)


    IEC means the International Electrotechnical Commission. (CEI)


    IEEE means the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. (IEEE)


    IES means the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America. (IES)

    mains power

    mains power means an alternating current electric power source that is in a building and is less than or equal to a nominal 240-volt single-phase supply. (alimentation principale)

    model number

    model number means, in respect of any model of an energy-using product, the designator that is assigned to that model for the purposes of these Regulations and that distinguishes it from similar models. (numéro de modèle)


    NEMA means the National Electrical Manufacturers Association. (NEMA)

    unique motor identifier

    unique motor identifier means an identifier consisting of the information set out below, in the following sequence:

    • (a) the name of the manufacturer, in abbreviated form;

    • (b) the nominal power of the motor, expressed in kilowatts for an IEC design motor or in horsepower for a NEMA design motor;

    • (c) the number of poles; and

    • (d) a statement as to whether the motor is of open or enclosed construction. (identificateur unique du moteur)

  • Marginal note:Reference to energy-using product

    (2) In these Regulations, a reference to an energy-using product is a reference to that product as defined in the Division or Subdivision associated with it.

  • Marginal note:Incorporated standards

    (3) In these Regulations, a reference to an AHRI, ANSI, ASHRAE, CGA, CIE, CSA or IES standard is to be read as a reference to the standard as amended from time to time.

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