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Energy Efficiency Act

Energy Efficiency Standards Regulation

B.C. Reg. 14/2015

NOTE: Links below go to reg content as it was prior to the changes made on the effective date. (PIT covers changes made from September 19, 2009 to present)
SECTIONEFFECTIVE DATE
Section 1 March 6, 2018
Section 5 March 6, 2018
Section 6 March 6, 2018
Section 11 March 6, 2018
Section 13 March 6, 2018
Section 14 March 6, 2018
Section 15 March 6, 2018
Section 16 March 6, 2018
Section 17 March 6, 2018
Section 18 March 6, 2018
Section 19 March 6, 2018
Section 20 March 6, 2018
Section 22 March 6, 2018
Section 23 March 6, 2018
Section 24 March 6, 2018
Section 27 March 6, 2018
Section 29 March 6, 2018
Section 30 March 6, 2018
Section 31 March 6, 2018
Section 32 March 6, 2018
Section 33 March 6, 2018
Section 33.1 March 6, 2018
Section 33.2 March 6, 2018
Section 34 March 6, 2018
Section 36 March 6, 2018
Section 39 March 6, 2018
Section 39.1 March 6, 2018
Section 39.2 March 6, 2018
Section 41 March 6, 2018

 Section 1 definitions of "ANSI", "energy efficiency verification label" and "manufacturing information label" were added by BC Reg 29/2018, effective March 6, 2018.

 Section 1 definitions of "federal regulation" and "BTU/h" BEFORE amended by BC Reg 29/2018, effective March 6, 2018.

"BTU/h" means British Thermal Units per hour;

"federal regulation" means the Energy Efficiency Regulations made under the federal Act;

 Section 5 (1) (part) and (2) (part) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 29/2018, effective March 6, 2018.

(1) For the purpose of section 2 (1) (b) [prescribed label] of the Act, every energy device, other than an exempted energy device referred to in subsection (2) of this section, must have affixed to it a label that indicates, by way of a registered trademark, wordmark or symbol of a designated tester, that the designated tester has

(2) For the purposes of subsection (1), an exempted energy device is an energy device in respect of which one of the following sections of this regulation applies:

 Section 5 (2) (g) and (3) were added by BC Reg 29/2018, effective March 6, 2018.

 Section 6 BEFORE re-enacted by BC Reg 29/2018, effective March 6, 2018.

Placement of label

6   (1) A person placing a label on an energy device must affix the label so that the label is easily and readily seen without the need to remove any covering.

(2) The manufacturer of an energy device made in British Columbia, and the importer of an energy device not made in British Columbia, must affix the following to the shipping carton containing the energy device:

(a) the manufacturer's name or identification;

(b) the date of manufacture or a date code.

 Section 11 definitions of "C381.2-17", "CAN/CSA C62301-11", "Ebatt" and "UEC" were added by BC Reg 29/2018, effective March 6, 2018.

 Section 13 (part) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 29/2018, effective March 6, 2018.

Label exemption for compact audio products, televisions and video products compliant with federal Act

13   The label prescribed under section 5 (1) of this regulation is not required for an energy device that is a compact audio product, television or video product if, in respect of the energy device,

 Section 14 BEFORE re-enacted by BC Reg 29/2018, effective March 6, 2018.

Label exemption for consumer battery charging systems with California label

14   The label prescribed under section 5 (1) is not required for a consumer battery charging system that has the label required for consumer battery charging systems under the Appliance Efficiency Regulations, Title 20, California Code of Regulations, Division 2, Chapter 4, Article 4, sections 1601 to 1608, as those provisions read on September 14, 2012.

 Section 15 table items 1 to 7 BEFORE amended by BC Reg 29/2018, effective March 6, 2018.

ItemColumn 1
Energy Device
Column 2
Prescribed Date
(s. 2 (3) (a) of Act)
Column 3
Manufacturing
Period
Column 4
Efficiency
Standard
Column 5
Testing
Procedure
1Compact audio productsJan 1, 2013Products manufactured on or after Jan 2, 2013Must be capable of entering each of the following modes that are applicable to the individual product:
(a) a standby mode with a power consumption of ≤ 1 watt, with information or status display active;
(b) a standby mode with a power consumption of ≤ 0.5 watts, with information or status display inactive;
(c) a standby mode with a power consumption of ≤ 0.5 watts, without information or status display;
(d) an off mode with a power consumption of ≤ 0.5 watts.
CAN/CSA C62301-07 tested at 115 volts, regardless of the nominal voltage of the energy device
2TelevisionsJan 1, 2013Products manufactured on or after Jan 2, 2013Must be capable of entering each of the following modes that are applicable to the individual product:
(a) a standby mode with a power consumption of ≤ 1 watt, with information or status display active;
(b) a standby mode with a power consumption of ≤ 0.5 watts, with information or status display inactive;
(c) a standby mode with a power consumption of ≤ 0.5 watts, without information or status display;
(d) an off mode with a power consumption of ≤ 0.5 watts.
CAN/CSA C62301-07, tested at 115 volts, regardless of the nominal voltage of the energy device
3Video productsJan 1, 2013Products manufactured on or after Jan 2, 2013Must be capable of entering each of the following modes that are applicable to the individual product:
(a) a standby mode with a power consumption of ≤ 1 watt, with information or status display active;
(b) a standby mode with a power consumption of ≤ 0.5 watts, with information or status display inactive;
(c) a standby mode with a power consumption of ≤ 0.5 watts, without information or status display;
(d) an off mode with a power consumption of ≤ 0.5 watts.
CAN/CSA C62301-07, tested at 115 volts, regardless of the nominal voltage of the energy device
4Consumer battery charging systems with Eb ≤ 2.5 watt-hoursMay 31, 2015Products manufactured on or after June 1, 2015E24 must be ≤ (16 x N) watt-hours
PM + PO must be ≤ (N + 0.0021 x Eb) watt-hours
CAN/CSA C381.2-14
CAN/CSA C381.2-14
5Consumer battery charging systems with Eb > 2.5 watt-hours but ≤ 100 watt-hoursMay 31, 2015Products manufactured on or after June 1, 2015E24 must be ≤ (12 x N + 1.6 x Eb) watt-hours
PM + PO must be ≤ (N + 0.0021 x Eb) watt-hours
CAN/CSA C381.2-14
CAN/CSA C381.2-14
6Consumer battery charging systems with Eb > 100 watt-hours but ≤ 1 000 watt-hoursMay 31, 2015Products manufactured on or after June 1, 2015E24 must be ≤ (22 x N + 1.5 x Eb) watt-hours
PM + PO must be ≤ (N + 0.0021 x Eb) watt-hours
CAN/CSA C381.2-14
CAN/CSA C381.2-14
7Consumer battery charging systems with Eb > 1 000 watt-hoursMay 31, 2015Products manufactured on or after June 1, 2015E24 must be ≤ (36.4 x N + 1.486 x Eb) watt-hours
PM + PO must be ≤ (N + 0.0021 x Eb) watt-hours
CAN/CSA C381.2-14
CAN/CSA C381.2-14

 Section 15 table items 1.1, 2.1, 3.1 and 8 to 14 were added by BC Reg 29/2018, effective March 6, 2018.

 Section 16 definitions of "energy compliant building" BEFORE amended by BC Reg 29/2018, effective March 6, 2018.

"energy compliant building" means a building that meets one of the following:

(a) ASHRAE standard ASHRAE 90.1 (2010 or 2013) entitled Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings;

(b) ASHRAE standard ASHRAE 189.1 (2011) entitled Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings;

(c) the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2011;

 Section 16 definition of "CAN/CSA A440.2-14/A440.3-14" and "NFRC 100-2014" were added by BC Reg 29/2018, effective March 6, 2018.

 Section 16 (4) (part), (5) (part), (6) (part), (7) (part) and (8) (part) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 29/2018, effective March 6, 2018.

(4) Non-metal, non-wood framed windows and sliding glass doors (for smaller buildings) referred to in column 1 in item 3 of the efficiency standards table in section 27

(5) Wood framed windows and sliding glass doors (for smaller buildings) referred to in column 1 in item 4 of the efficiency standards table in section 27

(6) Skylights (for smaller buildings) referred to in column 1 in item 5 of the efficiency standards table in section 27

(7) Metal framed windows, sliding glass doors, curtain walls, window walls and storefront windows (for smaller buildings) referred to in column 1 in items 6 and 7 of the efficiency standards table in section 27

(8) Hinged and bi-folding doors (for smaller buildings) referred to in column 1 in item 8 of the efficiency standards table in section 27

 Section 16 (6) (a) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 29/2018, effective March 6, 2018.

(a) include only those skylights that

(i) separate heated space from non-heated space, and

(ii) are installed in smaller buildings, and

 Section 16 (7.1) was added by BC Reg 29/2018, effective March 6, 2018.

 Section 17 (b) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 29/2018, effective March 6, 2018.

(b) a door slab in a pre-hung door assembly with a maximum U-value of 2.0 W/[m2xK], tested with NFRC 100-2004;

 Section 18 (a) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 29/2018, effective March 6, 2018.

(a) a glazing product installed in a pre-hung door assembly with a maximum U-value of 2.0 W/[m2xK], tested with NFRC 100-2004;

 Section 19 (part) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 29/2018, effective March 6, 2018.

Excluded windows, doors, curtain walls, window walls and storefront windows (for smaller buildings)

19   For the purposes of section 16 (4) (b), (5) (b), (7) (b) and (8) (b), the products referred to in column 1 in items 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8 of the efficiency standards table in section 27 [efficiency standards for manufactured fenestration products] do not include any of the following products:

 Section 19 (b) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 29/2018, effective March 6, 2018.

(a) a decorative window contained in a sealed insulating glass unit that has one or more stained glass panels, iron inserts or blinds;

 Section 20 (part) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 29/2018, effective March 6, 2018.

Excluded windows, doors, curtain walls, window walls and storefront windows (for larger buildings)

20   For the purposes of section 16 (9) (b) and (10) (b), the products referred to in column 1 in items 9 and 10 of the efficiency standards table in section 27 [efficiency standards for manufactured fenestration products] do not include any of the following products:

 Section 22 (1) (part) and (2) (part) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 29/2018, effective March 6, 2018.

(1) The label prescribed under section 5 (1) must be displayed on a manufactured fenestration product, other than a door slab, in one of the following ways:

(2) The label prescribed under section 5 (1) must be displayed on a door slab in one of the following ways:

 Section 23 (1) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 29/2018, effective March 6, 2018.

(1) Subject to section 24, for the purposes of section 2 (1) (b) [prescribed label] of the Act, and in addition to the label required under section 5 (1) of this regulation, a removable label that meets the requirements set out in subsection (2) of this section must be affixed to all manufactured fenestration products, other than door slabs and glazing products.

 Section 23 (3) was added by BC Reg 29/2018, effective March 6, 2018.

 Section 24 (1) (part) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 29/2018, effective March 6, 2018.

(1) For a manufactured fenestration product, other than a door slab or glazing product, the labels prescribed under sections 5 (1) and 23 are not required if

 Section 27 table BEFORE amended by BC Reg 29/2018, effective March 6, 2018.

ItemColumn 1
Energy
Device
Column 2
Prescribed Date (s. 2 (3) (a) of Act)
Column 3
Manufacturing
Period
Column 4
Efficiency Standard
Column 5
Testing Procedure
1Door slabs (for exclusions, see sections 16 (2) and 17)June 1, 2009Products manufactured on or after June 2, 2009The door panels must be insulated with products with an RSI
≥ 0.875 m2xK/W
ASTM C518-04 or ASTM C518-10
2Glazing productsJune 1, 2009Products manufactured on or after June 2, 2009The glazing product
(a) must be multiple glazed with at least one low-emissivity coating between glazing,
(b) must have a 90% argon gas fill level with a compatible edge sealant system, and
(c) must have spacer bars and if the spacer bars are aluminum box spacer bars, the aluminum box spacer bars must have a thermal break.
Not applicable
3Non-metal, non-wood framed windows and sliding glass doors (for smaller buildings)March 1, 2009Products manufactured on or after March 2, 2009U-value must be
≤ 2.0 W/[m2xK]
The procedure set out in one of the following:
(a) CAN/CSA A440.2-04/A440.3-04;
(b) CAN/CSA A440.2-09/A440.3-09;
(c) NFRC 100-2004 or NFRC 100-2010.
4Wood framed windows and sliding glass doors (for smaller buildings)Jan 1, 2011Products manufactured on or after Jan 2, 2011U-value must be
≤ 2.0 W/[m2xK]
The procedure set out in one of the following:
(a) CAN/CSA A440.2-04/A440.3-04;
(b) CAN/CSA A440.2-09/A440.3-09;
(c) NFRC 100-2004 or NFRC 100-2010.
5Skylights (for smaller buildings)March 1, 2009Products manufactured on or after March 2, 2009U-value must be
≤ 3.10 W/[m2xK]
The procedure set out in one of the following:
(a) CAN/CSA A440.2-04/A440.3-04;
(b) CAN/CSA A440.2-09/A440.3-09;
(c) NFRC 100-2004 or NFRC 100-2010.
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Metal framed windows, sliding glass doors, curtain walls, window walls and storefront windows (for smaller buildings) (for exclusions, see sections 16 (7) and 19)






Metal framed windows, sliding glass doors, curtain walls, window walls and storefront windows (for smaller buildings) (for exclusions, see sections 16 (7) and 19)
June 1, 2009








Jan 1, 2011
Products manufactured between June 2, 2009 and Jan 1, 2011







Products manufactured between Jan 2, 2011 and June 1, 2018
U-value must be
≤ 2.57 W/[m2xK]







U-value must be
≤ 2.0 W/[m2xK]
The procedure set out in one of the following:
(a) CAN/CSA A440.2-04/A440.3-04;
(b) CAN/CSA A440.2-09/A440.3-09;
(c) NFRC 100-2004 or NFRC 100-2010.

The procedure set out in one of the following:
(a) CAN/CSA A440.2-04/A440.3-04;
(b) CAN/CSA A440.2-09/A440.3-09;
(c) NFRC 100-2004 or NFRC 100-2010.
8Hinged and bi-folding doors (for smaller buildings)Jan 1, 2012Products manufactured on or after Jan 2, 2012U-value must be
≤ 2.0 W/[m2xK]
The procedure set out in one of the following:
(a) CAN/CSA A440.2-04/A440.3-04;
(b) CAN/CSA A440.2-09/A440.3-09;
(c) NFRC 100-2004 or NFRC 100-2010.
9Metal framed windows, sliding glass doors, curtain walls, window walls and storefront windows (for larger buildings)Jan 1, 2011Products manufactured on or after Jan 2, 2011U-value must be
≤ 2.57 W/[m2xK]
The procedure set out in one of the following:
(a) CAN/CSA A440.2-04/A440.3-04;
(b) CAN/CSA A440.2-09/A440.3-09;
(c) NFRC 100-2004 or NFRC 100-2010.
10Non-metal windows, sliding glass doors, curtain walls, window walls and storefront windows (for larger buildings)Jan 1, 2011Products manufactured on or after Jan 2, 2011U-value must be
≤ 2.0 W/[m2xK]
The procedure set out in one of the following:
(a) CAN/CSA A440.2-04/A440.3-04;
(b) CAN/CSA A440.2-09/A440.3-09;
(c) NFRC 100-2004 or NFRC 100-2010.

 Section 27 table items 3.1, 4.1, 5.1, 7.1, 7.2 and 8.1 were added by BC Reg 29/2018, effective March 6, 2018.

 Section 29 (part) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 29/2018, effective March 6, 2018.

Label exemption for clothes washers, dishwashers, refrigerators, combination refrigerator-freezers and freezers compliant with federal Act

29   The label prescribed under section 5 (1) of this regulation is not required for an energy device that is a clothes washer, dishwasher, refrigerator, combination refrigerator-freezer or freezer if, in respect of the energy device,

 Section 30, table items 7, 8 and 9 BEFORE amended by BC Reg 29/2018, effective March 6, 2018.

7Compact dishwashersMay 31, 2015Products manufactured on or after June 1, 2015Estimated annual energy use must be ≤ 222 kWh/yrCAN/CSA C373-14
Water consumption must be ≤ 3.5 gal/cycleCAN/CSA C373-14
8Standard capacity dishwashersMay 31, 2015Products manufactured on or after June 1, 2015Estimated annual energy use must be ≤ 307 kWh/yrCAN/CSA C373-14
Water consumption must be ≤ 5.0 gal/cycleCAN/CSA C373-14
9Refrigerators, combination refrigerator-freezers and freezersJan 1, 1994Products manufactured on or after Jan 2, 1994Standard set out in column 4 of CAN/CSA C300-M91CAN/CSA C300-M91

 Section 31 definitions of "ANSI", "single package air conditioner" and "single package heat pump" BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 29/2018, effective March 6, 2018.

"ANSI" means the American National Standards Institute;

"single package air conditioner" means an air conditioner that

(a) is a unitary device retailed in a single package,

(b) is an air source device or air sink device, and

(c) is intended for air conditioning applications that are rated at a capacity of less than or equal to 19 kW or 65 000 BTU/h;

"single package heat pump" means a heat pump that

(a) is a unitary device retailed in a single package,

(b) is an air source device or air sink device, and

(c) is intended for heating applications that are rated at a capacity of less than or equal to 19 kW or 65 000 BTU/h;

 Section 31 definitions of "ANSI Z21.50-2016/CSA 2.22-2016", "ANSI Z21.88-2016/CSA 2.33-2016", "C656-14", "CAN/CSA P.4.1-15", "FE rating", "HSPF", "single-phase and three-phase split-system heat pump", "vented decorative gas appliance" and "vented gas fireplace heater" were added by BC Reg 29/2018, effective March 6, 2018.

 Section 32 (part) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 29/2018, effective March 6, 2018.

Label exemption for gas furnaces compliant with federal Act

32   The label prescribed under section 5 (1) of this regulation is not required for an energy device that is a gas furnace if, in respect of the energy device,

 Section 33 BEFORE re-enacted by BC Reg 29/2018, effective March 6, 2018.

Rating requirement for gas fireplaces

33   (1) A gas fireplace must be rated according to the applicable testing procedure referred to in column 5 in item 12 of the efficiency standards table in section 34.

(2) For the purposes of section 2 (1) (b) [prescribed label] of the Act and section 5 (1) of this regulation, the label for a gas fireplace must set out the rating determined under subsection (1) of this section.

 Section 33.1 was enacted by BC Reg 29/2018, effective March 6, 2018.

 Section 33.2 was enacted by BC Reg 29/2018, effective March 6, 2018.

 Section 34 table items 12 and 15 BEFORE amended by BC Reg 29/2018, effective March 6, 2018.

12Gas fireplacesJan 1, 2007Products manufactured on or after Jan 2, 2007Not applicable (see section 33)CAN/CSA P.4.1-02
15Three-phase system air conditioners and three-phase system heat pumpsJan 1, 1996Products manufactured on or after Jan 2, 1996The standard set out in Clause 5.2 of CAN/CSA C656-M92CAN/CSA C656-M92

 Section 34 table item 14 BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 29/2018, effective March 6, 2018.

14Single package air conditioners and single package heat pumpsApril 1, 1993Products manufactured on or after April 2, 1993The standard set out in Clause 5.2 of CAN/CSA C656-M92CAN/CSA C656-M92

 Section 34 table items 12.1, 12.2, 16 and 17 were added by BC Reg 29/2018, effective March 6, 2018.

 Section 36 (part) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 29/2018, effective March 6, 2018.

Label exemption for water heaters compliant with federal Act

36   The label prescribed under section 5 (1) of this regulation is not required for an energy device that is an electric storage-type water heater or a natural gas or propane storage-type water heater if, in respect of the energy device,

 Section 39 definitions of "ANSI C78.79-2014", "ANSI C81.64-2005", "CAN/CSA C861-10", "CIE", "CIE 13.3-1995", "general service incandescent lamp", "general service LED lamp", "IES", "IES LM-45-15", "IES LM-49-12", "IES LM-65-14", "IES LM-79-08", "IES LM-84-14", "IES TM-28-14", "modified spectrum lamp" and "small diameter directional lamp" were added by BC Reg 29/2018, effective March 6, 2018.

 Section 39.1 was enacted by BC Reg 29/2018, effective March 6, 2018.

 Section 39.2 was enacted by BC Reg 29/2018, effective March 6, 2018.

 Section 41, table item 3 BEFORE amended by BC Reg 29/2018, effective March 6, 2018.

3Compact fluorescent lampsApril 1, 1996Products manufactured on or after April 2, 1996The standard set out in Clause 6.6 of CAN/CSA C861-95CAN/CSA C861-95

 Section 41, table items 3.1, 6, 7 and 8 were added by BC Reg 29/2018, effective March 6, 2018.