Country:Canada
Year:2012
Policy status:In Force
Jurisdiction:National
Date Effective:2012
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards
Energy Efficiency Policy Targets:Residential Appliances, Computers, Residential Appliances, Cooking & Laundry, Residential Appliances, Other, Residential Appliances, Refrigeration, Residential Appliances, Space cooling, Residential Appliances, Space heating, Residential Appliances, Standby, Residential Appliances, Ventilation, Residential Appliances, Water heating, Residential Appliances, Home entertainment
Climate Change Policy Targets:Appliances, Commercial, Appliances, Residential
Agency:Natural Resources Canada, Office of Energy Efficiency
URL:http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy/regulations-codes-standards/6967
URL:http://canadagazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p2/2011/2011-10-12/html/sor-dors182-eng.html
Legal References:SOR/2011-182
Energy Efficiency Description:

Published on October 12, 2011, Amendment 11 to Canada's Energy efficiency Regulations is the second of three planned amendments to the Energy Efficiency Regulations to deliver energy, greenhouse gas and air pollutant reductions as part of Canada's Clean Air Regulatory Agenda. The amendment will increase the stringency and/or scope of existing minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) for seven currently regulated products and introduce new MEPS and associated reporting and compliance requirements for five products.

The stringency of MEPS was tightened for the following products:

  •  Electric motors (effective April 12 2012, products manufactured  on or after January 1, 2011): must meet or exceed the efficiencies outlined in either Table 2 (energy efficient) or Table 3 (premium efficiency) of CAN/CSA C390-10;
  • Residential boilers (effective April 12 2012, products manufactured on or after September 1, 2010): minimum AFUE ranging from 80%-82% for gas boilers and 82%-84% for oil boilers depending on boiler type. Additionally, gas, oil-fired and electric boilers that have their manufacturing process completed on or after September 1, 2012 will be required to meet the prescriptive requirement of an automatic means for adjusting water temperature where applicable; 
  • Dry-type transformers (effective April 12 2012, products manufactured on or after January 1, 2010): single-phase must meet a basic impulse insulation level (ranging from 97.60 to 99.31) depending on the kVA rating (ranging from 15 to 833), and three-phase must meet a basic impulse insulation level (ranging from 96.80 to 99.48) depending on the kVA rating (ranging from 15 to 7500);
  • Large air conditioners and heat pumps (effective April 12 2012, products manufactured on or after January 1, 2011): must meet minimum required EER and IEER (ranging from 9.3, 9.4 to 11.5,11.7) depending on AHRI type classification and cooling capacity range; 
  • Commercial self-contained refrigeration (effective April 12 2012, products manufactured on or after January 1, 2010): Refrigerators must meet the maximum daily energy consumption ranging from 0.00353V + 2.04 to 0.00445V + 3.51 depending on door type, refrigerator-freezers must have maximum daily consumption which is greater of either (0.00953 AV - 0.71) or 0.70 and freezers must meet minimum daily consumption of 0.01413V + 1.38 for solid doors and 0.02649V + 4.10 for transparent doors; 
  • General service incandescent reflector lamps (effective April 12 2012, products manufactured on or after June 1, 2009): must meet minimum average efficacy of 7 for ER30 or ER40 lamps with rated wattage lower than 50 and ranging from 10.5 to 15 for all other lamps depending on rated wattage.

 New MEPS were introduced for the following products:

  • Standby power (effective April 12 2012): as of 1 May 2011 Tier 1 standards limit standby power consumption to 3 watts for compact audio products and video products, and 4 watts for televisions. These were tightened in January 2012 as Tier 2 standards limiting consumption to 1 watt for all products will came into effect; 
  • External power supplies (effective April 12 2012, products manufactured on or after July 1, 2010. There is a delay in the application of MEPS for replacement EPS until July 1, 2013 and an exemption from the no load performance MEPS for security EPS manufactured prior to July 1, 2017): must meet minimum average efficiency in active mode of 0.5*nameplate output if nameplate output is smaller than 1 watt, 0.09ln (nameplate output) + 0.5 if nameplate output is between 1 and 51 watts and 0.85 if nameplate output is bigger than 51 watts. External power supplies must also have a Maximum power in no-load mode of 0.5 watts; 
  • Digital TV adaptors (effective April 12 2012, products manufactured on or after January 1, 2010): must have at most a Maximum Power Consumption of 8 Watts in active mode and 1 Watt in standby mode; 
  • Electric boilers (effective April 12 2012, products manufactured on or after September 1, 2012): must have automatic means for adjusting water temperature; 
  • Single package vertical air-conditioners and heat pumps (effective April 12 2012, products manufactured on or after January 1, 2011): Single Package Vertical Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps must meet an EER of 8.6 to 9 depending on cooling capacity and Heat pumps must have a heating coefficient of performance of 3 if cooling capacity is less than 39.5kW or 2.9 if cooling capacity is greater than 39.5kW.

 

 


 

Climate Change Description:

Published on October 12, 2011, Amendment 11 to Canada's Energy efficiency Regulations is the second of three planned amendments to the Energy Efficiency Regulations to deliver energy, greenhouse gas and air pollutant reductions as part of Canada's Clean Air Regulatory Agenda. The amendment will increase the stringency and/or scope of existing minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) for seven currently regulated products and introduce new MEPS and associated reporting and compliance requirements for five products.

The stringency of MEPS was tightened for the following products:
- Electric motors (effective April 12 2012, products manufactured  on or after January 1, 2011): must meet or exceed the efficiencies outlined in either Table 2 (energy efficient) or Table 3 (premium efficiency) of CAN/CSA C390-10;
- Residential boilers (effective April 12 2012, products manufactured on or after September 1, 2010): minimum AFUE ranging from 80%-82% for gas boilers and 82%-84% for oil boilers depending on boiler type. Additionally, gas, oil-fired and electric boilers that have their manufacturing process completed on or after September 1, 2012 will be required to meet the prescriptive requirement of an automatic means for adjusting water temperature where applicable;
- Dry-type transformers (effective April 12 2012, products manufactured on or after January 1, 2010): single-phase must meet a basic impulse insulation level (ranging from 97.60 to 99.31) depending on the kVA rating (ranging from 15 to 833), and three-phase must meet a basic impulse insulation level (ranging from 96.80 to 99.48) depending on the kVA rating (ranging from 15 to 7500);
- Large air conditioners and heat pumps (effective April 12 2012, products manufactured on or after January 1, 2011): must meet minimum required EER and IEER (ranging from 9.3, 9.4 to 11.5,11.7) depending on AHRI type classification and cooling capacity range;
- Commercial self-contained refrigeration (effective April 12 2012, products manufactured on or after January 1, 2010): Refrigerators must meet the maximum daily energy consumption ranging from 0.00353V + 2.04 to 0.00445V + 3.51 depending on door type, refrigerator-freezers must have maximum daily consumption which is greater of either (0.00953 AV - 0.71) or 0.70 and freezers must meet minimum daily consumption of 0.01413V + 1.38 for solid doors and 0.02649V + 4.10 for transparent doors;
- General service incandescent reflector lamps (effective April 12 2012, products manufactured on or after June 1, 2009): must meet minimum average efficacy of 7 for ER30 or ER40 lamps with rated wattage lower than 50 and ranging from 10.5 to 15 for all other lamps depending on rated wattage.

New MEPS were introduced for the following products:
- Standby power (effective April 12 2012): as of 1 May 2011 Tier 1 standards limit standby power consumption to 3 watts for compact audio products and video products, and 4 watts for televisions. These were tightened in January 2012 as Tier 2 standards limiting consumption to 1 watt for all products will came into effect;
- External power supplies (effective April 12 2012, products manufactured on or after July 1, 2010. There is a delay in the application of MEPS for replacement EPS until July 1, 2013 and an exemption from the no load performance MEPS for security EPS manufactured prior to July 1, 2017): must meet minimum average efficiency in active mode of 0.5*nameplate output if nameplate output is smaller than 1 watt, 0.09ln (nameplate output) + 0.5 if nameplate output is between 1 and 51 watts and 0.85 if nameplate output is bigger than 51 watts. External power supplies must also have a Maximum power in no-load mode of 0.5 watts;
- Digital TV adaptors (effective April 12 2012, products manufactured on or after January 1, 2010): must have at most a Maximum Power Consumption of 8 Watts in active mode and 1 Watt in standby mode;
- Electric boilers (effective April 12 2012, products manufactured on or after September 1, 2012): must have automatic means for adjusting water temperature;
- Single package vertical air-conditioners and heat pumps (effective April 12 2012, products manufactured on or after January 1, 2011): Single Package Vertical Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps must meet an EER of 8.6 to 9 depending on cooling capacity and Heat pumps must have a heating coefficient of performance of 3 if cooling capacity is less than 39.5kW or 2.9 if cooling capacity is greater than 39.5kW.

 

 


 

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