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Volume 64, No. 4
35/2021
The British Columbia Gazette, Part II
February 23, 2021

B.C. Reg. 35/2021, deposited February 16, 2021, under the ENERGY EFFICIENCY ACT [section 6]. Order in Council 82/2021, approved and ordered February 16, 2021.

On the recommendation of the undersigned, the Lieutenant Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Executive Council, orders that the Energy Efficiency Standards Regulation, B.C. Reg. 14/2015, is amended as set out in the attached Schedule.

— B. RALSTON, Minister of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation; L. POPHAM, Presiding Member of the Executive Council.

Schedule

1 Section 1 of the Energy Efficiency Standards Regulation, B.C. Reg. 14/2015, is amended by adding the following definitions:

"CIE" means the Commission internationale de l'éclairage, or International Commission on Illumination;

"IEC" means the International Electrotechnical Commission;

"ISO" means the International Organization for Standardization;

"ISO/IEC 17065" means ISO/IEC standard ISO/IEC 17065 entitled Conformity assessment – Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services.

2 Section 2 is amended

(a) by striking out "the products referred to in column 1 of the following tables are prescribed:" and substituting "the products referred to in column 1 of the efficiency standards tables in the following sections are prescribed:",

(b) in paragraphs (a) to (g) by striking out "the table in", and

(c) by adding the following paragraphs:

(h) section 54 [efficiency standards for desktop computers, mobile gaming systems and thin clients];

(i) section 63 [efficiency standards for notebook computers and portable all-in-one computers];

(j) section 69 [efficiency standards for computer monitors];

(k) section 74 [efficiency standards for high expandability computers, mobile workstations, small-scale servers and workstations].

3 Section 4 (2) is amended by adding the following paragraph:

(e) certification bodies are authorized to verify any computer or computer monitor if the certification bodies

(i) are accredited under an International Accreditation Forum Multilateral Recognition Arrangement based on ISO/IEC 17065, and

(ii) maintain an internet accessible product listing.

4 Section 5 (2) is amended by adding the following paragraphs:

(e.1) section 32.1 [label exemption for commercial gas boilers with reported information or compliant with federal Act];

(h) section 53 [label exemption for desktop computers, mobile gaming systems and thin clients with certification report];

(i) section 62 [label exemption for notebook computers and portable all-in-one computers with certification report];

(j) section 68 [label exemption for computer monitors with certification report];

(k) section 73 [label exemption for high expandability computers, mobile workstations, small-scale servers and workstations with certification report].

5 Section 6 (1) is amended by striking out "must affix to the packaging of the energy device" and substituting "must affix to the energy device or the packaging of the energy device".

6 The heading of Part 2 is repealed and the following substituted:

Part 2 – Compact Audio Products, Televisions, Video Products
and Consumer Battery Charging Systems .

7 Section 15 is amended by striking out "consumer electronic products" and substituting "compact audio products, televisions, video products and consumer battery charging systems".

8 Section 16 (1) is amended

(a) by adding the following definition:

"CAN/CSA A440.2-19/A440.3-19" means CSA standard CAN/CSA A440.2-19/A 440.3-19 entitled Fenestration energy performance,

(b) by repealing the definitions of "CMA" and "CMA Label Certificate",

(c) by repealing the definition of "energy compliant building" and substituting the following:

"energy compliant building" means a building that

(a) is not a smaller building, and

(b) meets one of the following:

(i) ASHRAE standard ASHRAE 90.1 (2010, 2013 or 2016) entitled Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings;

(ii) ASHRAE standard ASHRAE 189.1 (2014) entitled Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings;

(iii) the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2011 or 2015; ,

(d) by repealing the definition of "larger building" and substituting the following:

"larger building" means

(a) a residential building that has

(i) 4 or more storeys, or

(ii) floor space of more than 600 m2, or

(b) a non-residential building; ,

(e) by adding the following definition:

"NFRC 100-2017" means NFRC standard NFRC 100-2017 entitled Procedure for Determining Fenestration Product U-factors, and

(f) by repealing the definition of "smaller building" and substituting the following:

"smaller building" means a residential building that has

(a) less than 4 storeys, or

(b) floor space of 600 m2 or less; .

9 Section 16 is amended by adding the following subsection:

(5.1) Residential windows and sliding glass doors (for smaller buildings) referred to in column 1 in item 4.2 of the efficiency standards table in section 27

(a) include only those residential windows and sliding glass doors that

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

(ii) are installed in smaller buildings, and

(b) do not include products referred to in section 19.

10 Section 19 is amended

(a) by striking out "section 16 (4) (b), (5) (b), (7) (b)" and substituting "section 16 (4) (b), (5) (b), (5.1) (b), (7) (b)", and

(b) by striking out "in item 3, 3.1, 4, 4.1, 6, 7, 7.1, 7.2, 8 or 8.1" and substituting "in item 3, 3.1, 4, 4.1, 4.2, 6, 7, 7.1, 7.2, 8 or 8.1".

11 Section 24 (2) (d) is repealed.

12 The efficiency standards table in section 27 is amended by adding the following item as indicated:



Item 
Column 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 
4.2  Residential windows
and sliding glass
doors (for smaller buildings) (for
exclusions, see
sections 16 (5.1)
and 19) 
Jan 1, 2022  Products manufactured on or after Jan 2, 2022  U-value must be ≤ 1.61 W/[m2×K]  The procedure set out in one of the following:
(a)   CAN/CSA
A440.2-14/
A440.3-14;
(b)   CAN/CSA
A440.2-19/
A440.3-19;
(c)   NFRC 100-2014;
(d)   NFRC 100-2017.

13 Section 28 is amended

(a) by adding the following definition:

"CAN/CSA C300-15" means CSA standard CAN/CSA C300-15 entitled Energy performance and capacity of household refrigerators, refrigerator-freezers, freezers and wine chillers,

(b) by repealing the definition of "combination refrigerator-freezer" and substituting the following:

"combination refrigerator-freezer" means a household combination refrigerator-freezer that has

(a) a defrost system, and

(b) a capacity of up to 1 105 litres; ,

(c) by repealing the definition of "freezer" and substituting the following:

"freezer" means a household freezer that has a capacity of up to 850 litres; , and

(d) by repealing the definition of "refrigerator" and substituting the following:

"refrigerator" means a household refrigerator that

(a) has a capacity of up to 1 105 litres,

(b) has a defrost system, and

(c) does not use an absorption refrigeration system; .

14 The efficiency standards table in section 30 is amended

(a) by repealing item 9 and substituting the following as indicated:



Item 
Column 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
Combination refrigerator-freezers, freezers and refrigerators   Jan 1, 1994  Products manufactured between Jan 2, 1994 and Apr 1, 2021  Standard set out in column 4 of CAN/CSA
C300-M91 
CAN/CSA
C300-M91 

, and

(b) by adding the following item as indicated:



Item 
Column 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
9.1  Combination refrigerator-freezers, freezers and refrigerators  Apr 1, 2021  Products manufactured on or after Apr 2, 2021  Standard set out in Table 1 of CAN/CSA
C300-15 
CAN/CSA
C300-15 

15 Section 31 is amended

(a) by adding the following definitions:

"AHRI" means the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute;

"ANSI/AHRI 1500" means ANSI/AHRI standard ANSI/AHRI 1500 entitled 2015 Standard for Performance Rating of Commercial Space Heating Boilers,

(b) by repealing the definitions of "boiler" and "CAN/CSA C828-06",

(c) by adding the following definitions:

"CAN/CSA C828-13" means CSA standard CAN/CSA C828-13 entitled Performance Requirements for Thermostats Used With Individual Room Electric Space Heating Devices;

"commercial gas boiler" means a boiler that

(a) is fired by propane or natural gas,

(b) is intended for application in a hot water central heating system or in a potable water service, and

(c) has an input rating of

(i) no less than 87.92 kW (300 000 BTU/h), and

(ii) no more than 2 930.71 kW (10 000 000 BTU/h);

"commercial gas boiler – large" means a commercial gas boiler that has an input rating of

(a) more than 732.68 kW (2 500 000 BTU/h), and

(b) no more than 2 930.71 kW (10 000 000 BTU/h);

"commercial gas boiler – small" means a commercial gas boiler that has an input rating of

(a) no less than 87.92 kW (300 000 BTU/h), and

(b) no more than 732.68 kW (2 500 000 BTU/h);

"CSA C828:19" means CSA standard CSA C828:19 entitled Performance Requirements for Line Voltage Thermostats Used With Individual Room Electric Space Heating Devices;

"residential gas boiler" means a boiler that

(a) is fired by propane or natural gas,

(b) is intended for application in a hot water central space heating system,

(c) may service a potable hot water system, and

(d) has an input rating of less than 87.92 kW (300 000 BTU/h); ,

(d) by repealing the definition of "single-phase and three-phase split system heat pump" and substituting the following:

"single-phase split-system heat pump"means a heat pump that

(a) is a split-system,

(b) uses a single-phase electric current, and

(c) is rated at a capacity of less than 19 kW (65 000 BTU/h); ,

(e) by repealing the definition of "thermostat" and substituting the following:

"thermostat" means a thermostat used for switching of a controlled resistive 120 or 240 volt heating load, but does not include any of the following:

(a) a single thermostat used to control a central heating unit;

(b) a thermostat in a portable heater;

(c) a thermostat used exclusively to control

(i) a fan-forced heater,

(ii) a fireplace, or

(iii) a radiant floor heater;

(d) a built-in line voltage thermostat used to control a baseboard heater, or panel convector heater, that has a maximum rated heat output of 1 000 watts; , and

(f) by repealing the definitions of "three-phase system air conditioner" and "three-phase system heat pump".

16 Section 32 is repealed and the following substituted:

Label exemption for gas furnaces and residential gas boilers compliant with federal Act

32 An energy efficiency verification label is not required for an energy device that is a gas furnace or residential gas boiler if, in respect of the energy device,

(a) the information required under section 5 (1) [information to be provided by dealers] of the federal Act has been provided to the federal minister, or

(b) the manufacturer of the energy device provides a copy of the information required under section 5 (1) of the federal Act to an inspector designated under section 3 [inspection and testing] of the Act.

17 The following section is added:

Label exemption for commercial gas boilers with reported information or compliant with federal Act

32.1 An energy efficiency verification label is not required for an energy device that is a commercial gas boiler if any of the following apply:

(a) the energy efficiency performance information set out for the energy device in the AHRI Directory of Certified Product Performance demonstrates compliance with the energy standard set out in column 4 in item 13.2 or item 13.3, as the case may be, of the efficiency standards table in section 34;

(b) the energy efficiency performance information set out for the energy device in the United States Department of Energy Compliance Certification Database demonstrates compliance with the energy standard set out in column 4 in item 13.2 or item 13.3, as the case may be, of the efficiency standards table in section 34;

(c) the information required under section 5 (1) [information to be provided by dealers] of the federal Act has been provided to the federal minister;

(d) the manufacturer of the energy device provides a copy of the information required under section 5 (1) of the federal Act to an inspector designated under section 3 [inspection and testing] of the Act.

18 The efficiency standards table in section 34 is amended

(a) by repealing item 11 and substituting the following as indicated:



Item 
Column 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
11  Thermostats  Jan 1, 2007  Products manufactured between Jan 2, 2007 and Apr 1, 2021  Differential must be ≤ 0.5°C

Droop must be ≤ 2°C 
CAN/CSA
C828-06 

(b) by adding the following item as indicated:



Item 
Column 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
11.1  Thermostats  Apr 1, 2021  Products manufactured on or after Apr 2, 2021  Differential must be ≤ 0.5°C

Droop must be ≤ 1.5°C 
The procedure set out in either of the following:
(a)   CAN/CSA
C828-13;
(b)   CSA C828:19.

(c) by repealing item 13 and substituting the following as indicated:



Item 
Column 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
13  Commercial gas boilers  Jan 1, 2007  Products manufactured between Jan 2, 2007 and Jan 1, 2023  Combustion efficiency must be ≥ 80% The procedure set out in either of the following:
(a)   ANSI Z21.13-2004/
CSA 4.9-2004;
(b)   GAMA BTS-2000.

(d) by adding the following items as indicated:



Item 
Column 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
13.1  Residential gas boilers  Jan 1, 2022  Products manufactured on or after Jan 2, 2022 AFUE must be ≥ 90%  CAN/CSA P.2-13 
13.2   Commercial gas boilers – small  Jan 1, 2023  Products manufactured on or after Jan 2, 2023 Thermal efficiency must be ≥ 90%  ANSI/AHRI 1500 
13.3  Commercial gas boilers – large  Jan 1, 2023  Products manufactured on or after Jan 2, 2023 Combustion efficiency must be ≥ 90%  ANSI/AHRI 1500 

(e) by repealing item 15, and

(f) in column 1 in items 16 and 17 by striking out "Single-phase and three-phase split-system heat pumps" and substituting "Single-phase split-system heat pumps".

19 Section 35 is amended in paragraph (c) of the definition of "natural gas or propane storage-type water heater" by striking out "21.98 kW or 75 000 BTU/h" and substituting "21.98 kW (75 000 BTU/h)".

20 Section 39 is amended

(a) by repealing the definitions of "CIE" and "general service LED lamp", and

(b) in the definition of "small diameter directional lamp"

(i) by striking out "a lamp that is non-tubular and has" and substituting "a non-tubular lamp that",

(ii) by adding "has" at the beginning of paragraphs (a), (b), (c) and (d),

(iii) by striking out "and" at the end of paragraph (c),

(iv) by adding "and" at the end of paragraph (d), and

(v) by adding the following paragraph:

(e) is designed to operate at a nominal voltage of 11 to 13 volts or 110 to 130 volts, .

21 Section 39.1 is amended by adding the following paragraph:

(d) a lamp that uses light emitting diode technology.

22 Section 39.2 is amended by striking out "an energy device that is a compact fluorescent lamp, general service incandescent lamp or general service LED lamp" and substituting "an energy device that is a compact fluorescent lamp or general service incandescent lamp".

23 The efficiency standards table in section 41 is amended by repealing item 7.

24 Section 43 is amended by repealing the definition of "IEC".

25 The following Part is added:

Part 9 – Computer Products

Division 1 – Definitions for Part 9

Definitions for Part 9

50 In this Part:

"ACPI" means the UEFI Forum specification entitled Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) Specification – Version 6.3;

"CIELUV" means a colour space adopted by the CIE;

"computer" means a stationary or portable device, other than a device excluded under section 51, that performs logical operations and processes data and, at a minimum, has the following components:

(a) a CPU or the ability to function as a client gateway to a server that acts as a computational CPU;

(b) the ability to support a keyboard, mouse, touchpad or other user input device, whether or not the device is included with the computer when the computer is shipped;

(c) an integrated display screen or the ability to support an external display screen to output information, whether or not an external display screen is included with the computer when the computer is shipped;

"computer off mode" means the computer mode defined in ACPI as "S5 Soft Off State";

"computer sleep mode" means

(a) for a computer to which ACPI applies, the computer mode described as the "S3 Sleeping State" in ACPI, and

(b) for a computer to which ACPI does not apply, a low-power mode

(i) that a computer enters automatically after a period of inactivity, or by manual selection, and

(ii) from which the computer can quickly wake in response to network connections or user interface devices within a latency period of 5 seconds or less from initiation of the wake event to the system becoming fully usable, including rendering of display;

"CPU" means central processing unit;

"defined Adobe RGB colours" means the red, green, blue colour space developed by Adobe Systems Inc.;

"defined sRGB colours" means the standard red, green, blue colour space;

"ENERGY STAR test method for computers" means the test method set out in the document entitled ENERGY STAR® Program Requirements Product Specification for Computers – Final Test Method (Rev. March-2016);

"expandability score" or "ES" means a score that is determined under section 55 [expandability score for desktop computers, mobile gaming systems and thin clients] or 75 [expandability score for high expandability computers, mobile workstations, small-scale servers and workstations];

"GPU" means graphics processing unit;

"tanh" means the hyberbolic tangent function;

"TEC" means total energy consumption;

"UEFI Forum" means the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface Forum.

Devices excluded from definition of "computer"

51 (1) In this section:

"game console" means a device designed and marketed primarily for video game usage and to which the consumer does not have the ability to add or remove system memory or a CPU;

"industrial computer" means either of the following:

(a) a process controller that is designed specifically to automate an industrial, medical or laboratory process;

(b) a device that

(i) is integrated into the chassis of industrial, medical or laboratory equipment that contains more than a computer, and

(ii) is designed specifically to perform logical operations and process data for an industrial, medical or laboratory product using product-specific software;

"small computer device" means a computer system with an integrated and primary display that has a screen area of not more than 20 square inches;

"small-volume computer model" means a custom desktop or workstation computer model that is manufactured in quantities of not more than 50;

"tablet" means a device designed for portability that

(a) has an integrated display with a diagonal size of less than 17.4 inches,

(b) does not have an integrated or physically attached keyboard in its as-shipped configuration,

(c) relies primarily on touch-screen input,

(d) relies primarily on a wireless network connection, and

(e) has and is powered primarily by an internal battery with connection to an alternating current mains power source for battery charging and not for primary powering of the device;

"television" means an analog or digital device, including a combination television, television monitor, component television or any other unit marketed as a television, that is designed primarily for the display and reception of

(a) a terrestrial, satellite, cable or internet protocol TV broadcast, or

(b) any other broadcast or recorded transmission of analog or digital video and audio signals,

but does not include

(c) a computer monitor as defined in section 66 [definitions for Division 4], or

(d) a television that is marketed exclusively for commercial use and is without an internal tuner.

(2) For the purpose of the definition of "computer" in section 50, the following are excluded:

(a) a game console;

(b) an industrial computer;

(c) a server, other than small-scale server as defined in section 72 [definitions for Division 5];

(d) a small computer device;

(e) a small-volume computer model;

(f) a tablet;

(g) a television.

Division 2 – Desktop Computers,
Mobile Gaming Systems and Thin Clients

Definitions for Division 2

52 In this Division:

"allowance for applicable adders" means the sum of the allowances determined under the following in respect of each applicable adder for a desktop computer, mobile gaming system or thin client:

(a) section 56 [allowance for certain adders for desktop computers, mobile gaming systems and thin clients];

(b) section 57 [allowance for integrated displays for desktop computers, mobile gaming systems and thin clients];

(c) section 59 [allowance for first discrete GPUs for desktop computers, mobile gaming systems and thin clients];

"applicable adder", in relation to a desktop computer, mobile gaming system or thin client, means any of the following:

(a) an adder described in section 56 (4);

(b) an integrated display described in section 57 (2);

(c) a first discrete GPU described in section 59 (2);

"desktop computer" means a computer, including an integrated desktop computer, that has a main unit that is designed to be in a fixed location, but does not include any of the following as defined in section 72 [definitions for Division 5]:

(a) a high-expandability computer;

(b) a small-scale server;

(c) a workstation;

"energy compliant power management settings", in relation to a desktop computer, mobile gaming system or thin client, means power management settings that meet the requirements set out in section 60 [power management setting requirements for desktop computers, mobile gaming systems and thin clients];

"enhanced performance display" or "EPD" means a computer monitor that has all of the following:

(a) a contrast ratio of at least 60:1 measured at a horizontal viewing angle of at least 85°, with or without a screen cover glass;

(b) a native resolution of at least 2.3 megapixels;

(c) a colour gamut size of at least sRGB as defined in IEC 61966-2-1:1999, with shifts in colour space allowable if at least 99% of defined sRGB colours are supported;

"IEC 61966-2-1:1999" means IEC standard IEC 61966-2-1:1999 entitled Amendment 1 – Multimedia systems and equipment – Colour measurement and management – Part 2-1: Colour management – Default RGB colour space – sRGB;

"integrated desktop computer" means a desktop computer

(a) in which the display and the computer are physically combined into a single unit, or

(b) that is packaged as a single system and is powered from a single power supply but has a display that is separate from but connects to the computer chassis by a direct current power cord;

"mobile gaming system" means a portable computer that

(a) is used primarily for gaming,

(b) is designed to be operated for extended periods both with and without a direct connection to an alternating current mains power source,

(c) is sold or offered for sale with an integrated display and physical keyboard,

(d) has a first discrete GPU with a frame buffer bandwidth of at least 128 gigabytes per second,

(e) has a system memory of at least 16 gigabytes,

(f) has an external power supply with a nameplate output power of at least 150 watts, and

(g) has a total battery capacity of at least 75 watts;

"thin client" means an independently-powered computer that meets all of the following criteria:

(a) the main computing functions of the computer are provided by a remote computing resource;

(b) the computer does not have integral rotational storage media;

(c) the computer is designed to be operated in a fixed location.

Label exemption for desktop computers, mobile gaming systems and thin clients with certification report

53 An energy efficiency verification label is not required for an energy device that is a desktop computer, mobile gaming system or thin client if

(a) a valid certification report for the device is listed in either or both of the following:

(i) the California Energy Commission Modernized Appliance Efficiency Database System;

(ii) the internet accessible directory of a designated tester, and

(b) the certification report allows for verification that the energy standard set out in column 4 in item 1, 2 or 3, as the case may be, of the efficiency standards table in section 54 is met.

Efficiency standards for desktop computers, mobile gaming systems and thin clients

54 The following efficiency standards table sets out the efficiency standards for energy devices that are desktop computers, mobile gaming systems or thin clients:



Item 
Column 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
Desktop computer, mobile gaming system or thin client with ES ≤ 250 June 30, 2021  Products manufactured on or after July 1, 2021  TEC must be
≤ 50 kWh/yr + allowance for applicable adders

Must be shipped with energy compliant power management settings 
ENERGY STAR test method for computers 
Desktop computer, mobile gaming system or thin client with ES > 250 and ≤ 425  June 30, 2021  Products manufactured on or after July 1, 2021 TEC must be ≤ 60 kWh/yr + allowance for applicable adders

Must be shipped with energy compliant power management settings 
ENERGY STAR test method for computers 
Desktop computer, mobile gaming system or thin client with ES > 425 and ≤ 690  June 30, 2021  Products manufactured on or after July 1, 2021 TEC must be ≤ 75 kWh/yr + allowance for applicable adders

Must be shipped with energy compliant power management settings 
ENERGY STAR test method for computers 

Expandability score for desktop computers, mobile gaming systems and thin clients

55 (1) In the table in this section:

"eSATA" means External Serial Advanced Technology Attachment;

"IDE" means Integrated Development Environment;

"PCI" means Peripheral Component Interconnect;

"PCIe" means Peripheral Component Interconnect Express;

"SATA" means Serial Advanced Technology Attachment;

"USB" means Universal Serial Bus.

(2) For a desktop computer, mobile gaming system or thin client that has one or more interfaces of a type referred to in column 1 of the following table, the expandability score is the amount determined by doing the following:

(a) for each applicable type of interface referred to in column 1 in an item of the table,

(i) identifying the number of interfaces of that type the desktop computer, mobile gaming system or thin client has when sold or offered for sale, and

(ii) multiplying the number identified under subparagraph (i) by the interface score for that interface type referred to in column 2;

(b) calculating the sum of the products determined under paragraph (a) (ii);

(c) adding 100 to the amount determined under paragraph (b):



Item
Column 1

Interface Type
Column 2

Interface
Score
USB 2.0 or less 
USB 3.0 or 3.1 Generation 1  10 
USB 3.1 Generation 2  15 
USB port or Thunderbolt 3.0 or greater that can
provide ≤ 30 watts of power  
20 
USB port or Thunderbolt 3.0 or greater that can
provide ≥ 30 watts of power and < 60 watts of power
30 
USB port or Thunderbolt 3.0 or greater that can
provide ≥ 60 watts of power and < 100 watts of power 
60 
USB port or Thunderbolt 3.0 or greater that can
provide ≥ 100 watts of power  
100 
Unconnected USB 2.0 motherboard header  10 
Unconnected USB 3.0 or 3.1 Generation 1
motherboard header 
20 
10  PCI mechanical slot other than PCIe x16   25 
11  PCIe x16 or higher mechanical slot  75 
12  Thunderbolt 2.0 or less  20 
13  M.2, other than M.2 key M   10 
14  IDE, SATA, eSATA  15 
15  M.2 key M, SATA express, U.2  25 
16  Integrated liquid cooling  50 
17  Either
(a)   CPU and motherboard support for 4 or more channels of system memory and at least 8 gigabytes of installed and
compatible system memory, or
(b)   at least 8 gigabytes of system memory installed on a 256 bit or greater memory interface
100 

Allowance for certain adders for desktop computers, mobile gaming systems and thin clients

56 (1) In this section:

"add-in card" means a removable device that can be installed in a computer peripheral component interconnect or other slot, but does not include any of the following:

(a) a hard-disk;

(b) system memory;

(c) a riser card or other card that splits or physically extends a motherboard slot;

(d) an adder, other than an add-in card, referred to in column 1 of the table;

"C" means the system memory capacity of the computer, in gigabytes;

"S" means the bandwidth of the system memory, measured in gigabytes per second;

"storage device" does not include main storage device.

(2) Item 9 [add-in card] of the table in this section does not apply in relation to an add-in card that meets either of the following criteria:

(a) the allowance is claimed for an add-in card for a device connected through the add-in card;

(b) an expandability score determined in accordance with section 55 applies to a slot or interface provided by the add-in card.

(3) Item 12 [high bandwidth system memory] of the table in this section does not apply to an energy device that is a desktop computer, mobile gaming system or thin client if the energy device meets any of the following criteria:

(a) the device has 4-channel memory that was taken into account in determining the expandability score for the device;

(b) the device has a system memory bandwidth of less than 146 gigabytes per second;

(c) less than 4 gigabytes of the system memory of the device has a bandwidth of 146 gigabytes per second or more and

(i) the maximum resolution of the device's integrated display is 9 megapixels, or

(ii) the device does not have an integrated display;

(d) the device uses a first discrete GPU described in column 1 of the table in section 59 [allowance for first discrete GPUs for desktop computers, mobile gaming systems and thin clients].

(4) For a desktop computer, mobile gaming system or thin client that has an adder referred to in column 1 in an item of the following table, the allowance for the adder is the amount referred to or determined in accordance with the formula set out opposite in column 2:

Item  Column 1

Description of Adder 
Column 2

Allowance
(kWh/yr) 
System memory  4 + (0.15 × C) 
Energy-efficient ethernet  0.9 per computer 
Storage device with 8.89 centimetre (3.5 inch) drive   26 
Storage device with 6.35 centimetre (2.5 inch) drive  4.5 
Storage device with solid-state drive  0.5 
Storage device with solid-state hybrid drive  1.0 
Storage device, other than storage device to which item 3, 4, 5 or 6 applies  26 
Additional discrete GPU  11 per GPU 
Add-in card  10 per card 
10  Video surveillance card  25 per card 
11  Wired ethernet or fibre card with a transmit rate of 10 gigabytes per second or more  25 per card 
12  High bandwidth system memory  22.78 × tanh [0.006 × (S - 70) + 0.15] - 12.33 

Allowance for integrated displays for desktop computers, mobile gaming systems and thin clients

57 (1) In the table in this section:

"A" means the viewable screen area of an integrated display, measured in square inches;

"EP value" means the enhanced performance value and has the applicable value set out in section 58;

"r" means the resolution of an integrated display and,

(a) if the display has a resolution of not more than 6 megapixels, has a value equal to the number of megapixels of the resolution, and

(b) if the display has a resolution of more than 6 megapixels, has a value of 6.

(2) For a desktop computer, mobile gaming system or thin client that has an adder that is an integrated display with a diagonal measurement referred to in column 1 in an item of the following table, the allowance for the adder is the amount determined in accordance with the formula set out opposite in column 2:

Item  Column 1

Diagonal
Measurement of
Display 
Column 2

Allowance
(kWh/yr) 
≤ 20 inches  (8.76 × 0.35 × (1 + EP value) × [(4.2 × r) + 5.7]) × 0.8 
> 20 inches and
< 23 inches 
(8.76 × 0.35 × (1 + EP value) × [(4.2 × r) + (0.02 × A) + 2.2]) × 0.8 
≥ 23 inches and
< 25 inches 
(8.76 × 0.35 × (1 + EP value) × [(4.2 × r) + (0.04 × A) - 2.4]) × 0.8 
≥ 25 inches  (8.76 × 0.35 × (1 + EP value) × [(4.2 × r) + (0.07 × A) - 10.2]) × 0.8 

EP value for integrated displays

58 For the purposes of the formulas set out in column 2 of the table in section 57, the EP value for an integrated display described in column 1 in an item of the following table is the value set out opposite in column 2:

Item  Column 1

Description of Integrated Display 
Column 2

EP Value
Integrated display with colour gamut support of 32.9% of CIELUV or greater (99% or more of defined sRGB colours)  0.20 
Integrated display with colour gamut support of 38.4% of CIELUV or greater (99% or more of defined Adobe RGB colours)  0.60 
Integrated display that is not an enhanced performance integrated display 

Allowance for first discrete GPUs for desktop computers, mobile gaming systems and thin clients

59 (1) In the table in this section, "B" means the frame buffer bandwidth of the unit, measured in gigabytes per second.

(2) For a desktop computer, mobile gaming system or thin client that has an adder that is a first discrete GPU described in column 1 in an item of the following table, the allowance for the adder is the amount determined in accordance with the formula set out opposite in column 2:

Item  Column 1

Description of Adder 
Column 2

Allowance

(kWh/yr)  
First discrete GPU if
(a)   GPU not packaged on same substrate as CPU, and
(b)   computer manufactured between September 1, 2020 and July 1, 2021
58.6 × tanh (0.0038 × B - 0.137) + 26.8 
First discrete GPU if
(a)   GPU not packaged on same substrate as CPU, and
(b)   computer manufactured on or after July 2, 2021
29.4 × tanh (0.008 × B - 0.03) + 11 + (0.011 × B) 
First discrete GPU if
(a)   GPU packaged on same substrate as CPU, and
(b)   computer manufactured on or after September 1, 2021
29.4 × tanh (0.008 × B - 0.03) + 11 + (0.011 × B) 

Power management setting requirements for desktop computers, mobile gaming systems and thin clients

60 (1) The power management settings for a desktop computer, mobile gaming system or thin client must do both of the following:

(a) within 30 minutes of user inactivity, transition the desktop computer, mobile gaming system or thin client into

(i) the computer off mode, or

(ii) the computer sleep mode, which mode must the requirements set out in subsection (2) or (3), as applicable;

(b) within 15 minutes of user inactivity, transition displays connected to the desktop computer, mobile gaming system or thin client into computer sleep mode.

(2) For a desktop computer, mobile gaming system or thin client to which ACPI applies, the computer sleep mode must meet the requirements applicable to "S3 Sleeping State" in ACPI.

(3) For a desktop computer, mobile gaming system or thin client to which ACPI does not apply, the computer sleep mode must yield a power consumption that does not exceed the amount, in watts, determined in accordance with the following formula:

5 + 0.03 × C 
where 
the greater of
(a)   the system memory capacity of the desktop computer, mobile gaming system or thin client, in gigabytes, less 32 gigabytes, and
(b)   zero.

Division 3 – Notebook Computers and
Portable All-in-One Computers

Definitions for Division 3

61 In this Division:

"2-in-one notebook" means a notebook computer

(a) with a clam shell form factor and a detachable keyboard, and

(b) whose keyboard and display portions are shipped as an integrated unit;

"allowance for applicable adders" means the sum of the allowances determined under section 64 [allowance for applicable adders for notebook computers and portable all-in-one computers] in respect of each applicable adder for a notebook computer or portable all-in-one computer;

"applicable adder", in relation to a notebook computer or portable all-in-one computer, means an adder described in section 64 (4);

"energy compliant power management settings", in relation to a notebook computer or portable all-in-one computer, means power management settings that meet the requirements set out in section 65 [power management setting requirements for notebook computers and portable all-in-one computers];

"mobile gaming system" has the same meaning as in section 52 [definitions for Division 2];

"mobile workstation" has the same meaning as in section 72 [definitions for Division 5];

"notebook computer" means a 2-in-one notebook, mobile thin client, notebook computer with touch-sensitive screen or any other computer, other than a mobile gaming system or mobile workstation, that

(a) is designed specifically for portability and to be operated for extended periods with or without a direct connection to an alternating current mains power source, and

(b) is sold or offered for sale with an integrated display and physical keyboard;

"portable all-in-one computer" means a computer that is designed for limited portability and meets all of the following criteria:

(a) the computer includes

(i) an integrated display with a diagonal size of not less than 17.4 inches,

(ii) the capacity to connect to a wireless network, and

(iii) an internal battery that can power the main functions of the computer;

(b) the computer does not have a keyboard integrated into the physical housing of the product in its as-shipped configuration;

(c) the computer includes and relies primarily on touch-screen input, with optional keyboard.

Label exemption for notebook computers and portable all-in-one computers with certification report

62 An energy efficiency verification label is not required for an energy device that is a notebook computer or portable all-in-one computer if

(a) a valid certification report for the device is listed in either or both of the following:

(i) the California Energy Commission Modernized Appliance Efficiency Database System;

(ii) the internet accessible directory of a designated tester, and

(b) the certification report allows for verification that the energy standard set out in column 4 in item 1 of the efficiency standards table in section 63 is met.

Efficiency standards for notebook computers and portable all-in-one computers

63 The following efficiency standards table sets out the efficiency standards for energy devices that are notebook computers or portable all-in-one computers:



Item 
Column 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 
Notebook computer or portable all-in-one computer  June 30, 2021  Products manufactured on or after July 1, 2021  TEC must be ≤ 30 kWh/yr + energy allowance for applicable adders

Must be shipped with energy compliant power management settings 
ENERGY STAR test method for computers 

Allowance for applicable adders for notebook computers and portable all-in-one computers

64 (1) In this section:

"A" has the same meaning as in section 57 (1) [allowance for integrated displays for desktop computers, mobile gaming systems and thin clients];

"add-in card" has the same meaning as in section 56 [allowance for certain adders for desktop computers, mobile gaming systems and thin clients];

"B" means the frame buffer bandwidth of the unit, measured in gigabytes per second;

"EP value" means the enhanced performance value of an integrated display and,

(a) if the integrated enhanced performance display has a colour gamut support of 38.4% of CIELUV or greater (99% or more of defined Adobe RGB colours), the value is 0.40, or

(b) if paragraph (a) does not apply, the value is zero;

"r" has the same meaning as in section 57 (1);

"S" means the bandwidth of the system memory, measured in gigabytes per second;

"storage device" does not include a main storage device.

(2) Item 7 [add-in card] of the table in this section does not apply in relation to an add-in card that meets either of the criteria set out in section 56 (2).

(3) Item 10 [high bandwidth system memory] of the table in this section does not apply to a notebook computer or portable all-in-one computer that meets any of the criteria set out in section 56 (3).

(4) For a notebook computer or portable all-in-one computer that has an adder referred to in column 1 in an item of the following table, the allowance for the adder is the amount referred to or determined in accordance with the formula set out opposite in column 2:



Item 
Column 1

Description of Adder 
Column 2

Energy Consumption (kWh/yr) 
System memory  4 + (0.15 × C) 
Energy-efficient ethernet  0.9 per computer 
Storage device  2.6 per storage device 
Integrated display  [8.76 × 0.3 × (1 + EP value)] × [(4.3 × r) + (0.0263 × A)] 
First discrete GPU  14.7 × tanh (0.008 × B - 0.03) + 5.5 + (0.0055 × B) 
Additional discrete GPU  5.5 per GPU 
Add-in card  5 per card 
Video surveillance card  12.5 per card 
Wired ethernet or fibre card with a
transmit rate of 10 gigabytes per second or more 
12.5 per card 
10  High bandwidth system memory  9.11 × tanh [0.006 × (S - 70) + 0.15] - 4.45 

Power management setting requirements for notebook computers and portable all-in-one computers

65 (1) The power management settings for a notebook computer or portable all-in-one computer must do both of the following:

(a) within 30 minutes of user inactivity, transition the notebook computer or portable all-in-one computer into

(i) the computer off mode, or

(ii) the computer sleep mode, which mode must the requirements set out in subsection (2), (3) or (4), as applicable;

(b) within 15 minutes of user inactivity, transition displays connected to the notebook computer or portable all-in-one computer into sleep mode.

(2) For a notebook computer or portable all-in-one computer to which ACPI applies, the computer sleep mode must meet the requirements applicable to "S3 Sleeping State" in ACPI.

(3) For a notebook computer or portable all-in-one computer to which ACPI does not apply, the computer sleep mode must, unless subsection (4) applies, yield a power consumption that does not exceed the amount, in watts, determined in accordance with the following formula:

2.5 + 0.03 × C
where
the greater of
(a)   the system memory capacity of the notebook computer or portable all-in-one computer, in gigabytes, less 16 gigabytes, and
(b)   zero.

(4) If a discrete GPU is present in a notebook computer or portable all-in-one computer, the computer sleep mode for the notebook computer or portable all-in-one computer must yield a power consumption that does not exceed the amount, in watts, determined in accordance with the following formula:

4.5 + 0.03 × C
where 
the result, in gigabytes, determined for the value of "C" in the formula set out in subsection (3). 

Division 4 – Computer Monitors

Definitions for Division 4

66 In this Division:

"allowance for applicable adder" means the sum of the allowances determined under section 71 [allowance for applicable adders for computer monitors] in respect of each applicable adder for a computer monitor;

"applicable adder", in relation to a computer monitor, means an adder described in section 71 (2);

"computer monitor" means an analog or digital device, other than a device excluded under section 67, that

(a) is designed primarily to display computer-generated signals for viewing by one person in a desk-based environment,

(b) has a diagonal screen size of

(i) not less than 17 inches, and

(ii) not more than 61 inches,

(c) has a pixel density of greater than 5 000 pixels per square inch, and

(d) is composed of a display screen and associated electronics;

"computer monitor off mode" means the computer monitor

(a) is connected to a power source,

(b) is not producing visual information, and

(c) cannot be switched into any other mode with a remote control unit or internal or external signal;

"computer monitor sleep mode" means a low-power mode in which the computer monitor provides one or more non-primary protective functions or continuous functions;

"ENERGY STAR test method for displays" means the test method set out in the document entitled ENERGY STAR® Program Requirements Product Specification for Displays – Final Test Method (Rev. Sep-2015);

"Eon_max", in relation to a computer monitor, means the maximum on-mode power consumption of the computer monitor, in watts, as determined under section 70 [Eon_max of computer monitor];

"gaming monitor" means a computer monitor that

(a) is capable of adjusting the monitor refresh rate with the frame rate of the video content,

(b) supports a continuously variable refresh rate ranging across a factor of at least 1.75 times the minimum refresh rate supported, and

(c) may include incremental hardware-based assistance.

Devices excluded from definition of "computer monitor"

67 For the purpose of the definition of "computer monitor" in section 66, the following are excluded:

(a) a monitor that

(i) can operate with a keyboard, video and mouse switch, and

(ii) is designed to be used in a server rack for use solely in a data centre;

(b) a medical computer monitor;

(c) an analog or digital device designed primarily for the display of computer-generated signals that is not marketed for use as a computer monitor or a television;

(d) a television as defined in section 51 (1) [devices excluded from definition of "computer"];

(e) a display with integrated or replaceable batteries, including an electronic reader, a mobile phone, a tablet as defined in section 51 (1) or a digital picture frame, that is designed to support primary operation without alternating current electrical power or external direct current electrical power.

Label exemption for computer monitors with certification report

68 An energy efficiency verification label is not required for an energy device that is a computer monitor if

(a) a valid certification report for the device is listed in either or both of the following:

(i) the California Energy Commission Modernized Appliance Efficiency Database System;

(ii) the internet accessible directory of a designated tester, and

(b) the certification report allows for verification that the energy standard set out in column 4 in item 1 of the efficiency standards table in section 69 is met.

Efficiency standards for computer monitors

69 The following efficiency standards table sets out the efficiency standards for energy devices that are computer monitors:

Item  Column 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
Computer monitor   June 30, 2020  Products manufactured on or after July 1, 2021 Maximum on-mode power consumption of monitor must be ≤ Eon_max + allowance for applicable adders

Must not consume more than 1.2 watts in computer monitor sleep mode and computer monitor off mode, combined

Must be shipped with screen luminance of not more than 200 cd/m2 ± 35% 
ENERGY STAR test method for displays 

Eon_max of computer monitor

70 (1) In the table in this section:

"A" means the size of the screen area of a computer monitor, in square inches;

"r" means the resolution of the display of a computer monitor, in megapixels.

(2) For a computer monitor that has

(a) a resolution referred to in column 1 in an item of the following table, and

(b) a diagonal screen size referred to opposite in column 2,

the Eon_max for the computer monitor is the amount determined in accordance with the formula set out opposite in column 3:

Item  Column 1

Resolution, in
Megapixels (MP) 
Column 2

Diagonal Screen Size,
in Inches 
Column 3

Maximum On-mode Power
Consumption, in Watts 
≤ 5.0 MP  ≥ 17 and ≤ 20  (6.0 × r) + (0.025 × A) + 3.7 
≤ 5.0 MP  > 20 and < 23  (4.2 × r) + (0.02 × A) + 2.2 
≤ 5.0 MP  ≥ 23 and < 25  (4.2 × r) + (0.04 × A) - 2.4 
≤ 5.0 MP  ≥ 25 and < 30  (4.2 × r) + (0.07 × A) - 10.2 
≤ 5.0 MP  ≥ 30 and ≤ 61  (6.0 × r) + (0.1 × A) - 14.5 
> 5.0 MP  ≥ 17 and ≤ 20  25 + (0.025 × A) + 3.7 
> 5.0 MP  > 20 and < 23   25 + (0.02 × A) + 2.2 
> 5.0 MP  ≥ 23 and < 25  25 + (0.04 × A) - 2.4 
> 5.0 MP  ≥ 25 and < 30  25 + (0.07 × A) - 10.2 
10  > 5.0 MP  ≥ 30 and ≤ 61  25 + (0.1 × A) - 14.5 

Allowance for applicable adders for computer monitors

71 (1) In the table in this section:

"EPD monitor" means an enhanced performance display monitor;

"OLED monitor" means an organic light-emitting diode monitor.

(2) For a computer monitor that has an adder referred to in column 1 in an item of the following table, the allowance for the adder is the amount determined in accordance with the formula set out opposite in column 2:



Item 
Column 1

Description of Adder 
Column 2

Allowance 
EPD monitor with colour gamut support of 32.9% of CIELUV or greater (99% or more of defined sRGB colours) Eon_max × 0.20  
EPD monitor with colour gamut support of 38.4% of CIELUV or greater (99% or more of defined Adobe RGB colours)  Eon_max × 0.60 
Gaming monitor without incremental hardware-based assistance   Eon_max × 0.20 
Gaming monitor with incremental hardware-based assistance   Eon_max × 0.30 
OLED monitor   Eon_max × 0.20 
Curved monitor   Eon_max × 0.20 

Division 5 – High Expandability Computers,
Mobile Workstations, Small-Scale Servers and Workstations

Definitions for Division 5

72 In this Division:

"energy compliant power management settings", in relation to a high expandability computer, mobile workstation or workstation, means power management settings that meet the requirements set out in section 76 [power management setting requirements for high expandability computers, mobile workstations and workstations];

"high expandability computer" means

(a) a computer that has an expandability score of more than 690, or

(b) a desktop computer that has a power supply of at least 600 watts and either of the following:

(i) a first discrete GPU that has a frame buffer bandwidth of at least 600 gigabytes per second;

(ii) a total of at least 8 gigabytes of system memory with an integrated GPU and a bandwidth of at least 632 gigabytes per second;

"IEEE" means the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers;

"IEEE 802.3az-2010" means IEEE standard 802.3az-2010 entitled IEEE Standard for information technology – Local and metropolitan area networks – Specific requirements – Part 3: CSMA/CD Access Method and Physical Layer Specifications Amendment 5: Media Access Control Parameters, Physical Layers, and Management Parameters for Energy-Efficient Ethernet;

"mobile workstation" means a high-performance, single-user computer that

(a) is used for computation-intensive tasks including graphics, computer-aided design, software development and financial or scientific applications, but not including game play,

(b) is designed specifically for portability and to be operated for extended periods with or without a direct connection to an external power source,

(c) is capable of operation on an integrated battery,

(d) uses an integrated display,

(e) has a mean time between failures of at least 13 000 hours,

(f) supports

(i) at least one discrete GPU with frame buffer bandwidth of at least 96 gigabytes per second, or

(ii) a total of at least 4 gigabytes of system memory with a bandwidth of at least 134 gigabytes per second and an integrated GPU,

(g) supports the inclusion of 3 or more internal storage devices,

(h) supports at least 32 gigabytes of system memory, and

(i) has received 2 or more independent software vendor product certifications, or is being reviewed for 2 or more certifications;

"rack-mounted workstation" means a workstation that

(a) is designed to be rack-mounted, and

(b) may be accessed

(i) locally by direct connection to the workstation and display, or

(ii) remotely across a network by one or more users;

"small-scale server" means a computer that meets all of the following criteria:

(a) the computer uses desktop components in a desktop form factor;

(b) the computer is

(i) designed to be a storage host for other computers and to perform functions such as providing network infrastructure services and hosting data and media,

(ii) designed in a pedestal, tower or other form factor similar to those of desktop computers such that all data processing, storage and network interfacing is contained within one box or product,

(iii) designed to operate continuously, except while undergoing maintenance, and

(iv) designed for an industry-accepted operating system for home or low-end server applications;

(c) the computer is not designed to do either of the following as a primary function:

(i) process information for other systems;

(ii) run internet servers as a primary function;

(d) the computer is capable of operating in a simultaneous multi-user environment serving several users through networked client units;

"workstation" means a computer that

(a) is used for computation-intensive tasks, including graphics, computer-aided design, software development and financial or scientific applications,

(b) in its as-shipped configuration, does not support altering frequency or voltage beyond the CPU and the manufacturer's operating specifications for the GPU,

(c) has system hardware that supports error-correcting code that detects and corrects errors with dedicated circuitry on and across the CPU, interconnect and system memory, and

(d) meets 2 or more of the following criteria:

(i) the computer supports one or more discrete GPUs or discrete compute accelerators;

(ii) the computer supports 4 or more lanes of peripheral component interconnect-express, other than discrete GPUs, connected to accessory expansion slots or ports where each lane has a bandwidth of 8 gigabits per second or more;

(iii) the computer provides multi-processor support for 2 or more physically separate processor packages or sockets;

(iv) the computer has received 2 or more independent software vendor product certifications or is being reviewed for 2 or more certifications.

Label exemption for high expandability computers, mobile workstations, small-scale servers and workstations with certification report

73 An energy efficiency verification label is not required for an energy device that is a high expandability computer, mobile workstation, small scale server or workstation if

(a) a valid certification report for the device is listed in either or both of the following:

(i) the California Energy Commission Modernized Appliance Efficiency Database System;

(ii) the internet accessible directory of a designated tester, and

(b) the certification report allows for verification that the energy standard set out in column 4 in item 1, 2 or 3, as the case may be, of the efficiency standards table in section 74 is met.

Efficiency standards for high expandability computers, mobile workstations, small-scale servers and workstations

74 The following efficiency standards table sets out the efficiency standards for energy devices that are high expandability computers, mobile workstations, workstations, rack-mounted workstations or small-scale servers:

Item  Column 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
High expandability computer, mobile workstation or workstation other than rack-mounted workstation  June 30, 2021  Products manufactured on or after July 1, 2021 Must have energy compliant power management settings

Must meet the energy efficiency ethernet capability standard set out in IEEE 802.3az-2010
ENERGY STAR test method for computers 
Rack-mounted workstation  June 30, 2021  Products manufactured on or after July 1, 2021  Must transition connected displays into sleep mode within 15 minutes of user inactivity

Must meet the energy efficiency ethernet capability standard set out in IEEE 802.3az-2010 
ENERGY STAR test method for computers 
Small-scale server   June 30, 2021  Products manufactured on or after July 1, 2021  Must transition connected displays into sleep mode within 15 minutes of user inactivity

Must meet the energy efficiency ethernet capability standard set out in IEEE 802.3az-2010 
ENERGY STAR test method for computers 

Expandability score for high expandability computers, mobile workstations, small-scale servers and workstations

75 For a high expandability computer, mobile workstation, small-scale server or workstation that has one or more interfaces of a type referred to in column 1 of the table in section 55 [expandability score for desktop computers, mobile gaming systems and thin clients], the expandability score is the amount determined in accordance with that section, as if the high expandability computer, mobile workstation, small-scale server or workstation were a desktop computer, mobile gaming system or thin client.

Power management setting requirements for high expandability computers, mobile workstations and workstations

76 (1) The power management settings for a high expandability computer, mobile workstation or workstation must do both of the following:

(a) within 30 minutes of user inactivity, transition the high expandability computer, mobile workstation or workstation into

(i) the computer off mode, or

(ii) the computer sleep mode, which mode must meet the requirements set out in subsection (2) or (3), as applicable;

(b) within 15 minutes of user inactivity, transition displays connected to the high expandability computer, mobile workstation or workstation into computer sleep mode.

(2) For a high expandability computer, mobile workstation or workstation to which ACPI applies, the computer sleep mode must meet the requirements applicable to "S3 Sleeping State" in ACPI.

(3) For a high expandability computer, mobile workstation or workstation to which ACPI does not apply, the computer sleep mode must yield a power consumption that does not exceed the amount, in watts, determined in accordance with the following formula:

10 + 0.03 × C 
where 
the greater of
(a)   the system memory capacity of the high expandability computer, mobile workstation or workstation, in gigabytes, less 32 gigabytes, and
(b)   zero.


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