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Refrigerated Beverage Vending Machines

Energy Efficiency Regulations

Technical requirements

Regulatory definition

Refrigerated beverage vending machine
A self-contained system designed to accept consumer payments and dispense only bottled, canned or other sealed beverages

Snack and refrigerated beverage vending machine
A self-contained system that is designed to accept consumer payments and dispense packages of solid non-refrigerated food and bottled, canned or other sealed refrigerated beverages, and has a vendible capacity of no more than 100 beverages

Test standard
ASHRAE Standard 32.1-2004 sections 1 to 7.2
except that testing to determine the Edaily shall be conducted under the following temperature and relative humidity:

Product Conditions
  Number of discrete types of beverages displayed and dispensed Ambient temperature 
(°C)
Relative humidity
Refrigerated beverage vending machine   < 20 32.2 ± 1 65% ± 5%
  ≥ 20 23.9 ± 1 45% ± 5%
Snack and refrigerated beverage vending machines 23.9 ± 1 45% ± 5%

Compliance date
January 2, 2007 and January 1, 2008

EnerGuide label
Not required

EnerGuide directory:
List of models available

Energy efficiency standard
Product Maximum Edaily (kWh/day)
  Number of discrete types of beverages displayed and dispensed January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2007 January 1, 2008
Refrigerated beverage vending machine   < 20 0.55 (8.66 + 0.009 × VC) 0.45 (8.66 + 0.009 × VC)
  ≥ 20 0.55 (8.66 + 0.009 × VC) 0.55 (8.66 + 0.009 × VC)
Snack and refrigerated beverage vending machines 0.55 (8.66 + 0.009 × VC) 0.55 (8.66 + 0.009 × VC)

Notes:

  1. "Edaily" means, the daily energy consumption of the product expressed in kilowatt hours per day.
  2. "VC" or "vendible capacity" means the maximum quantity of product that is recommended by the manufacturer to be dispensed from one full loading of the machine.
  3. All refrigerated beverage vending machines must be capable of operating in low power mode (standby mode).

    "standby mode", a mode - into which the vending machine automatically enters during a period of extended inactivity - that is capable of reducing the energy consumption of the machine by means of the following power states:
    1. a refrigeration power state in which the average temperature of the refrigerated beverages is allowed to rise to 4.4°C, and
    2. if the machine is equipped with lights,
      1. a lighting power state in which the lights are turned off, and
      2. a machine power state in which the reduced power states (a) and (b)(i) are both in operation at the same time.

Requirements for the energy efficiency report prior to import, as listed in Schedule IV of the Regulations

  • type of product
    • refrigerated beverage vending machine
    • snack and refrigerated beverage vending machine
  • brand name
  • manufacturer
  • model number
  • name of the organization or province that carried out the verification and authorized the verification mark that will appear on the product
  • daily energy consumption in kWh - Edaily
  • ambient Edaily test temperature in °C
  • vendible capacity - VC
  • whether intended for indoor use or outdoor use
  • front type (opaque or transparent)
  • number of discrete types of beverages that can be displayed and dispensed (for refrigerated beverage vending machines only)