Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2008
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards
Policy Target:Appliances
Agency:Natural Resources Canada, Office of Energy Efficiency

Published on 24 December 2008, Amendment 10 to Canadas Energy Efficiency Regulations is the first of three planned amendments to the Regulations aimed to deliver energy, greenhouse gas and air pollutant reductions as part of Canadas Clean Air Regulatory Agenda. The amendment: increases the stringency of existing minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) for four products; introduced new MEPS and associated reporting and compliance requirements for six products; introduce MEPS for common light bulbs in 2012; require consumer energy performance labelling with energy use in watts, lumen output and hours of use for most common lamps. The stringency of MEPS was tightened for the following products: Residential gas furnaces (effective December 31, 2009): Annual Fuel Utilisation Efficiency (AFUE) increased to 90%; Automatic ice-makers (effective immediately; products manufactured on or after 8 August 2008): New energy performance standards specified for six equipment types according to production of ice. Residential dehumidifiers: Energy Factor (EF) defined as amount of moisture that a dehumidifier can remove from the ambient air per unit energy input as measured under standard test conditions. Applicable immediately (products manufactured on or after 1 October 2007), EF from 1.0 to 2.25 L/kWh depending on appliance capacity. These are tightened to between 1.35 and 2.5 L/kWh as of 1 October 2012. Residential dishwashers (effective 1 January 2010): Maximum total annual energy consumption (TAEC) set to 355kWh/year for standard and 260kWh/year for compact residential dishwashers. This corresponds to an energy factor (EF) in cycle/kWh of greater or equal to 0.62 for standard and greater or equal to 0.85 for compact residential dishwashers, with standby power of 1 watt. New MEPS were introduced for the following products: Residential wine chillers (or wine coolers) (effective immediately; products manufactured on or after 1 January 2008): Maximum annual energy consumption limits (kWh) for residential wine coolers with manual defrost is 0.48V + 267 and with automatic defrost is 0.61V + 344 where V is total refrigerated volume in litres. Torchieres (portable lighting fixtures): Applicable immediately (products manufactured on or after 1 January 2007) power limitation of 190 watts for torchiere with no additional sockets and 230 watts for torchiere with additional sockets. The standard is tightened to 75 watts and 100 watts respectively as of 1 January 2010. Ceiling fans and ceiling fan light kits (effective 1 January 2010): Maximum lighting power consumption for ceiling fans with integrated lighting using more than 10 watts and for ceiling fan light kits is 190 watts. Traffic signals and pedestrian modules (effective immediately; products manufactured on or after 1 January 2007): Maximum wattage between 11 and 17 depending on size and colour of traffic signal; between 12 and 16 for pedestrian modules depending on signal type. Commercial clothes washers (effective immediately; products manufactured on or after 1 January 2007): Minimum Modified Energy Factor (MEF) measured in L/kWh/cycle of 35.68 for horizontal axis (front loading) washers, 18.40 L/kWh/cycle for vertical axis (top loading) washers under 45 L and 35.68 for those between 45 and 113 L. Gas-fired unit heaters (effective immediately; products manufactured on or after 8 August 2008): Thermal efficiency at maximum heat input of 80%. The amendment also requires dealers of general service lamps, compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and general service incandescent reflector lamps - imported or shipped inter-provincially for sale in Canada - to comply with specific testing and labelling requirements for light output in lumens, energy used in watts and lifetime rating in hours. These labelling requirements come into force on 12 December for general service incandescent reflector lamps, general service lamps (regular light bulbs), and bulged reflector (BR) and elliptical reflector (ER)

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