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Final Bulletin on Amending the Standard
Canada's Energy Efficiency Regulations (the Regulations) have been amended in order to strengthen the minimum energy performance standards for Self-Contained, Commercial Refrigerators, Freezers and Refrigerator-Freezers imported or shipped inter-provincially, for sale or lease in Canada. The amendment has been published in the Canada Gazette, Part II. This amendment comes into force six months after publication, on April 12, 2012.
Two earlier bulletins were distributed in the development of this standard and are available at /regulations/16846.
The amendment was pre-published in the Canada Gazette, Part 1 (Vol. 144, No. 24) on June 12, 2010.
No significant changes were made from the pre-published amendment.
The Regulations apply to self-contained, commercial refrigerators, freezers and refrigerator-freezers that have cabinet doors, cabinet drawers or no doors, including refrigerators designed for pull-down temperature application.
The Regulations do not apply to buffet tables, preparation tables, and walk-in refrigerators and freezers.
Energy Performance Test Procedure
NRCan has referenced AHRI Standard 1200-2008, entitled Performance Rating of Commercial Refrigerated Display Merchandisers and Storage Cabinets as the energy performance test procedure, except that:
- all standard factory-installed accessories, such as lighting, perimeter heater and pan heater, shall be in the “on” position if manually controlled;
- all accessories, such as electric condensate pans, that are included as standard with the equipment but are not factory-installed, shall be installed and in the “on” position;
- the power management device shall be disabled unless the device cannot change to a new integrated average product temperature after the test has been concluded;
the testing shall be conducted at one or more of the following integrated average temperatures:
- for a product intended for ice cream temperature applications, -26.1°C ± 1.1°C,
- for a product intended for low temperature applications, -17.8°C ± 1.1°C,
- for a product intended for medium temperature applications, 3.3°C ± 1.1°C,
- for a product intended for wine chiller or floral storage temperature applications, or both, 7.2°C ± 1.1°C, and
- for a product that cannot maintain any of the 4 standard temperature settings above, the lowest temperature setting; and
- the refrigerated volume shall be calculated in accordance with clause 4 of CSA C300-08 entitled Energy Performance and Capacity of Household Refrigerators, Refrigerator-Freezers, Freezers and Wine Chillers.
The test procedures can be ordered from:
Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Institute
4100 N. Fairfax Dr., Suite 200
Arlington, Virginia 22203 USA
Canadian Standards Association
5060 Spectrum Way, Suite 100
Mississauga ON L4W 5N6 Canada
In Toronto, call 416-747-4000
Energy Performance Standard
The daily energy consumption, Edaily (in kWh/day) shall not exceed the maximum levels specified below:
|Product||Door or drawer type||Maximum daily energy consumption|
|Refrigerators||Solid||0.00353V + 2.04|
|Transparent not designed for pull-down temperature application||0.00424V + 3.34|
|Transparent designed for pull-down temperature application||0.00445V + 3.51|
|Refrigerator-freezers||Solid||greater of either (0.00953 AV - 0.71) or 0.70|
|Freezers||Solid||0.01413V + 1.38|
|Transparent||0.02649V + 4.10|
V is the refrigerator volume measured in litres.
AV (adjusted volume) is equal to the refrigerator volume plus 1.63 times the freezer volume.
Note that to be “transparent” the glass area must cover at least 75 % of the principal display face.
As of April 12, 2012, all self-contained, commercial refrigeration equipment will be required to meet the regulatory requirements if their manufacturing process is completed on or after January 1, 2010.
There is no requirement for self-contained, commercial refrigerators, freezers and refrigerator-freezers to have an EnerGuide label.
There is no change to the energy efficiency verification requirements currently in place for self-contained, commercial refrigerators, freezers and refrigerator-freezers. Equipment must bear an energy efficiency verification mark indicating that the ratings are verified by a certification body accredited by the Standards Council of Canada.
Energy Efficiency Reports
The energy efficiency report required for self-contained, commercial refrigerators, freezers and refrigerator-freezers will include the following information:
- type of product (refrigerator, freezer, or refrigerator-freezer)
- brand name
- model number
- model number matching accessories (e.g. condensate pan) if applicable
- name of the certification body that carried out the verification and authorized the verification mark that will appear on the product
type of refrigerator, freezer or refrigerator-freezer:
- cabinet style, if applicable (reach-in, pass-through, roll-through, or roll-in)
- whether the product has a non refrigerated or refrigerated worktop surface
- whether the product is designed for installation under a counter (yes, no)
- whether the product is used for the cooling and storage of wine or flowers (yes, no)
- is the product designed to store ice cream or similar foods (yes, no)
- number of and type of each door(s) or drawer(s) (type: opaque, transparent, or no door)
- whether the product is designed for pull-down temperature applications
- area of the principal display face in cm2
- glass area of the principal display face in cm2
- integrated average temperature (°C) at the lowest temperature setting if only tested at the lowest application product temperature
- volume (in litres) of the refrigerator compartment, if there is one
- volume (in litres) of the freezer compartment, if there is one
- for refrigerator-freezers only: adjusted volume (in litres)
- daily energy consumption in kWh/day
This report must be submitted, by the dealer, to NRCan before the product is imported into Canada or traded interprovincially for the first time.
A dealer who imports these products into Canada must include the following information on the customs release document:
- product name
- model number
- brand name
- address of the dealer importing the product
- purpose for which the product is being imported (i.e. for sale or lease in Canada without modification; for sale or lease in Canada after modification to comply with energy efficiency standards; or for use as a component in a product being exported from Canada)
This amendment is aligned with the performance levels, test standards and effective dates in the Direct Final Rule published by the U.S. DOE on October 18, 2005 (performance levels) and U.S. Direct Final Rule December 8, 2006 (test standard).
The purpose of this bulletin is to provide stakeholders with a concise interpretation of the Regulations, as they apply to self-contained, commercial refrigerators, freezers and refrigerator-freezers.