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Energy Efficiency Regulations, 2016 (SOR/2016-311)

Regulations are current to 2024-02-06 and last amended on 2023-06-21. Previous Versions

PART 2Energy-Using Products (continued)

DIVISION 10Commercial Refrigeration (continued)

SUBDIVISION DWalk-in Freezer and Walk-in Cooler Components (continued)

Nameplate

Marginal note:Nameplate required

  •  (1) Every walk-in door assembly and walk-in panel that is manufactured on or after June 26, 2017 must be labelled with a nameplate that is attached to the outside of the product in a location that is readily visible prior to assembly of the walk-in cooler or walk-in freezer and that sets out the following information in English and French:

    • (a) the brand name or manufacturer of the product; and

    • (b) a statement indicating whether the product is intended for use in a walk-in cooler, walk-in freezer or both.

  • Marginal note:Additional requirements

    (2) Every walk-in cooler dedicated condensing refrigeration system that is manufactured on or after January 1, 2020 and every walk-in refrigeration system that is manufactured on or after July 10, 2020 must be labelled with a nameplate that is attached to the outside of the product in a location that is readily visible prior to assembly of the walk-in cooler or the walk-in freezer and that sets out the following information in English and French:

    • (a) the brand name or manufacturer of the product;

    • (b) a statement indicating whether the product is intended for use in a walk-in cooler, walk-in freezer or both;

    • (c) the model number;

    • (d) the product’s date of manufacture, if it is not included in the model number; and

    • (e) a statement indicating that the product is for indoor use only, if applicable.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (3) For matched refrigeration systems, the statement referred to in paragraph (2)(e) must appear on the dedicated condensing unit.

Walk-in Door Assemblies

Marginal note:Energy-using product

  •  (1) A walk-in door assembly is prescribed as an energy-using product.

  • Marginal note:Limit

    (2) However, for the purposes of sections 4, 5 and 660, a walk-in door assembly is not considered to be an energy-using product unless it is manufactured on or after June 5, 2017.

Marginal note:Energy efficiency standards

  •  (1) The energy efficiency standards set out in column 3 of the table to this section apply to walk-in door assemblies described in column 1 that are manufactured on or after June 5, 2017.

  • Marginal note:Testing standard

    (2) A walk-in door assembly complies with the energy efficiency standard if it meets that standard when tested in accordance with testing procedures established by the standard set out in column 2 that are applicable to a walk-in door assembly as defined in section 657.

    TABLE

    Column 1Column 2Column 3
    ItemEnergy-using ProductTesting StandardEnergy Efficiency Standard
    1Display door assemblies for walk-in coolers10 C.F.R. Appendix AEdaily ≤ 0.4306 × Add + 0.41 (0.04 × Add+ 0.41)
    2Display door assemblies for walk-in freezers10 C.F.R. Appendix AEdaily ≤ 1.6146 × Add + 0.29 (0.15 × Add+ 0.29)
    3Freight door assemblies for walk-in coolers

    10 C.F.R. Appendix A for Edaily

    10 C.F.R. Appendix B for RSI-value (R-value)

    Edaily ≤ 0.4306 × And + 1.9 (0.04 × And + 1.9)

    RSI-value ≥ 4.40 m²·K/W (25 ft²·°F h/Btu)

    4Freight door assemblies for walk-in freezers

    10 C.F.R. Appendix A for Edaily

    10 C.F.R. Appendix B for RSI-value (R-value)

    Edaily ≤ 1.2917 × And + 5.6 (0.12 × And + 5.6)

    RSI-value ≥ 5.64 m²·K/W (32 ft²·°F h/Btu)

    5Passage door assemblies for walk-in coolers

    10 C.F.R. Appendix A for Edaily

    10 C.F.R. Appendix B for RSI-value (R-value)

    Edaily ≤ 0.5382 × And + 1.7 (0.05 × And + 1.7)

    RSI-value ≥ 4.40 m²·K/W (25 ft²·°F h/Btu)

    6Passage door assemblies for walk-in freezers

    10 C.F.R. Appendix A for Edaily

    10 C.F.R. Appendix B for RSI-value (R-value)

    Edaily ≤ 1.5069 × And + 4.8 (0.14 × And + 4.8)

    RSI-value ≥ 5.64 m²·K/W (32 ft²·°F h/Btu)

Marginal note:Information

 For the purpose of subsection 5(1) of the Act, the following information must be collected in accordance with 10 C.F.R. §431.304 and provided to the Minister in respect of a walk-in door assembly:

  • (a) its Edaily;

  • (b) information that indicates whether it is a display door assembly, freight door assembly or passage door assembly;

  • (c) information that indicates whether it is for use with a walk-in cooler or walk-in freezer; and

  • (d) if the product is a freight door assembly or passage door assembly, its RSI-value (R-value).

Walk-in Panels

Marginal note:Energy-using product

  •  (1) A walk-in panel is prescribed as an energy-using product.

  • Marginal note:Limit

    (2) However, for the purposes of sections 4, 5 and 663, a walk-in panel is not considered to be an energy-using product unless it is manufactured on or after June 5, 2017.

Marginal note:Energy efficiency standards

  •  (1) The energy efficiency standards set out in column 2 of the table to this section apply to walk-in panels described in column 1 that are manufactured on or after June 5, 2017.

  • Marginal note:Testing standard

    (2) A walk-in panel complies with the energy efficiency standard if it meets that standard when tested in accordance with testing procedures established by 10 C.F.R. Appendix B that are applicable to a walk-in panel as defined in section 657.

    TABLE

    Column 1Column 2
    ItemEnergy-using ProductEnergy Efficiency Standard
    1Structural panels for walk-in coolersRSI-value ≥ 4.40 m²·K/W (25 ft²·°F h/Btu)
    2Structural panels for walk-in freezersRSI-value ≥ 5.64 m²·K/W (32 ft²·°F h/Btu)
    3Floor panelsRSI-value ≥ 4.93 m²·K/W (28 ft²·°F h/Btu)

Marginal note:Information

 For the purpose of subsection 5(1) of the Act, the following information must be collected in accordance with 10 C.F.R. Appendix B and provided to the Minister in respect of a walk-in panel:

  • (a) its RSI-value (R-value),

  • (b) information that indicates whether it is a structural panel or floor panel; and

  • (c) if it is a structural panel, information that indicates whether it is for use with a walk-in cooler or walk-in freezer.

Walk-in Refrigeration Systems

Marginal note:Energy-using product

  •  (1) A walk-in refrigeration system is prescribed as an energy-using product.

  • Marginal note:Limit

    (2) However, a walk-in refrigeration system is not considered to be an energy-using product for the purposes of sections 4, 5 and 666 unless

    • (a) it is a walk-in cooler dedicated condensing refrigeration system manufactured on or after January 1, 2020;

    • (b) it is a walk-in freezer dedicated condensing refrigeration system manufactured on or after July 10, 2020; or

    • (c) it is a walk-in cooler or walk-in freezer unit cooler manufactured on or after July 10, 2020.

Marginal note:Energy efficiency standards

  •  (1) The energy efficiency standards set out in column 2 of the table to this section apply to walk-in refrigeration systems described in column 1 that are manufactured during the periods set out in column 3.

  • Marginal note:Testing standard

    (2) A walk-in refrigeration system complies with the energy efficiency standard if it meets that standard when tested in accordance with testing procedures established by 10 C.F.R. Appendix C that are applicable to a walk-in refrigeration system as defined in section 657.

    TABLE

    ItemColumn 1Column 2Column 3
    Energy-using ProductEnergy Efficiency StandardPeriod of Manufacture
    1Walk-in cooler dedicated condensing refrigeration systems for use indoorsAnnual walk-in energy factor ≥ 1.644 W-h/W-h (5.61 Btu/W-h)On or after January 1, 2020
    2Walk-in cooler dedicated condensing refrigeration systems for use outdoorsAnnual walk-in energy factor ≥ 2.227 W-h/W-h (7.60 Btu/W-h)On or after January 1, 2020
    3Walk-in freezer dedicated condensing refrigeration systems for use indoors with a net refrigeration capacity of < 1900 W (6,500 Btu/h)Annual walk-in energy factor ≥ 9.091 x 10-5 x qnet + 0.530 W-h/W-h (9.091 x 10-5  x qnet+ 1.81 Btu/W-h)On or after July 10, 2020
    4Walk-in freezer dedicated condensing refrigeration systems for use indoors with a net refrigeration capacity of ≥ 1900 W (6,500 Btu/h)Annual walk-in energy factor ≥ 0.703 W-h/W-h (2.40 Btu/W-h)On or after July 10, 2020
    5Walk-in freezer dedicated condensing refrigeration system for use outdoors with a net refrigeration capacity of < 1900 W (6,500 Btu/h)Annual walk-in energy factor ≥ 6.522 x 10-5 x qnet + 0.800 W-h/W-h (6.522 x 10-5 x qnet + 2.73 Btu/W-h)On or after July 10, 2020
    6Walk-in freezer dedicated condensing refrigeration systems for use outdoors with a net refrigeration capacity of ≥ 1900 W (6,500 Btu/h)Annual walk-in energy factor ≥ 0.923 W-h/W-h (3.15 Btu/W-h)On or after July 10, 2020
    7Walk-in cooler unit coolers with a fan motor that operates using direct current or has a nominal voltage of not more than 480 V ACAnnual walk-in energy factor ≥ 2.638 W-h/W-h (9.00 Btu/W-h)On or after July 10, 2020
    8Walk-in freezer unit coolers with a fan motor that operates using direct current or has a nominal voltage of not more than 480 V AC and with a net refrigeration capacity of < 4540 W (15,500 Btu/h)Annual walk-in energy factor ≥ 1.575 x 10-5 x qnet + 1.146 W-h/W-h (1.575 x 10-5 x qnet + 3.91 Btu/W-h)On or after July 10, 2020
    9Walk-in freezer unit coolers with a fan motor that operates using direct current or has a nominal voltage of not more than 480 V AC and with a net refrigeration capacity of ≥ 4540 W (15,500 Btu/h)Annual walk-in energy factor ≥ 1.216 W-h/W-h (4.15 Btu/W-h)On or after July 10, 2020

Marginal note:Information

 For the purpose of subsection 5(1) of the Act, the following information must be collected in accordance with 10 C.F.R. Appendix C and provided to the Minister in respect of a walk-in refrigeration system:

  • (a) its annual walk-in energy factor;

  • (b) information that indicates whether it is designed and marketed for use indoors, outdoors or both;

  • (c) information that indicates if it is for use in a walk-in cooler or walk-in freezer;

  • (d) information that indicates if it has a unit cooler or a dedicated condensing refrigeration system; and

  • (e) if it is a walk-in freezer unit cooler or dedicated condensing refrigeration system, its net refrigeration capacity expressed in watts.

 

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