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B.C. Reg. 14/2015
O.C. 44/2015
Deposited February 4, 2015
This consolidation is current to September 14, 2021.
Link to consolidated regulation (PDF)
Link to Point in Time

Energy Efficiency Act

Energy Efficiency Standards Regulation

[Last amended February 16, 2021 by B.C. Reg. 35/2021]

Contents
Part 1 — General Provisions
1Definitions
2Prescribed energy devices
3Prescribed date
4Designated testers
5Energy efficiency verification label
6Manufacturing information label
7Prescribed efficiency standards
8Early adoption of future efficiency standards
9Verification report
10Exemption from Act and regulation
Part 2 — Compact Audio Products, Televisions, Video Products and Consumer Battery Charging Systems
11Definitions
12Excluded consumer battery charging systems
13Label exemption for compact audio products, televisions and video products compliant with federal Act
14Label exemption for consumer battery charging systems manufactured on or after June 13, 2018
15Efficiency standards for compact audio products, televisions, video products and consumer battery charging systems
Part 3 — Manufactured Fenestration Products
16Definitions and interpretation
17Excluded door slabs
18Excluded glazing products
19Excluded windows, doors, curtain walls, window walls and storefront windows (for smaller buildings)
20Excluded windows, doors, curtain walls, window walls and storefront windows (for larger buildings)
21Letter of assurance for energy compliant buildings
22Placement of label on manufactured fenestration products
23Additional label requirement for manufactured fenestration products
24Label exemption for manufactured fenestration products designed for specific buildings
25Efficiency standard exemption for manufactured fenestration products designed for specific buildings
26Calculation of U-value for atypical manufactured fenestration products
27Efficiency standards for manufactured fenestration products
Part 4 — Household Appliances
28Definitions
29Label exemption for clothes washers, dishwashers, refrigerators, combination refrigerator-freezers and freezers compliant with federal Act
30Efficiency standards for household appliances
Part 5 — Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Products
31Definitions
32Label exemption for gas furnaces and residential gas boilers compliant with federal Act
32.1Label exemption for commercial gas boilers with reported information or compliant with federal Act
33FE rating and label requirements for gas fireplaces
33.1FE rating and label requirements for vented gas fireplace heaters and vented decorative gas appliances
33.2Placement of label on vented gas fireplace heaters and vented decorative gas appliances
34Efficiency standards for heating, ventilation and air conditioning products
Part 6 — Water Heaters
35Definitions
36Label exemption for water heaters compliant with federal Act
37Installation of electric storage-type water heaters
38Efficiency standards for water heaters
Part 7 — Lighting Products
39Definitions
39.1Excluded small diameter directional lamps
39.2Label exemption for certain lamps compliant with federal Act
40Additional efficiency standard for fluorescent lamp ballasts
41Efficiency standards for lighting products
42Minimum ballast efficacy factors for fluorescent lamp ballasts
Part 8 — Electric Motors
43Definitions
44General purpose electric motors
45Type 1 general purpose electric motors
46Type 2 general purpose electric motors
47Efficiency standards for general purpose electric motors
48Nominal full load efficiency for type 1 general purpose electric motors
49Nominal full load efficiency for type 2 general purpose electric motors
Part 9 — Computer Products
Division 1 — Definitions for Part 9
50Definitions for Part 9
51Devices excluded from definition of "computer"
Division 2 — Desktop Computers, Mobile Gaming Systems and Thin Clients
52Definitions for Division 2
53Label exemption for desktop computers, mobile gaming systems and thin clients with certification report
54Efficiency standards for desktop computers, mobile gaming systems and thin clients
55Expandability score for desktop computers, mobile gaming systems and thin clients
56Allowance for certain adders for desktop computers, mobile gaming systems and thin clients
57Allowance for integrated displays for desktop computers, mobile gaming systems and thin clients
58EP value for integrated displays
59Allowance for first discrete GPUs for desktop computers, mobile gaming systems and thin clients
60Power management setting requirements for desktop computers, mobile gaming systems and thin clients
Division 3 — Notebook Computers and Portable All-in-One Computers
61Definitions for Division 3
62Label exemption for notebook computers and portable all-in-one computers with certification report
63Efficiency standards for notebook computers and portable all-in-one computers
64Allowance for applicable adders for notebook computers and portable all-in-one computers
65Power management setting requirements for notebook computers and portable all-in-one computers
Division 4 — Computer Monitors
66Definitions for Division 4
67Devices excluded from definition of "computer monitor"
68Label exemption for computer monitors with certification report
69Efficiency standards for computer monitors
70Eon_max of computer monitor
71Allowance for applicable adders for computer monitors
Division 5 — High Expandability Computers, Mobile Workstations, Small-Scale Servers and Workstations
72Definitions for Division 5
73Label exemption for high expandability computers, mobile workstations, small-scale servers and workstations with certification report
74Efficiency standards for high expandability computers, mobile workstations, small-scale servers and workstations
75Expandability score for high expandability computers, mobile workstations, small-scale servers and workstations
76Power management setting requirements for high expandability computers, mobile workstations and workstations

Part 1 — General Provisions

Definitions

1   In this regulation:

"Act" means the Energy Efficiency Act;

"ANSI" means the American National Standards Institute;

"applicable efficiency standard", in relation to an energy device, means each efficiency standard that applies to the energy device under section 7 [prescribed efficiency standards] or, if applicable, section 8 [early adoption of future efficiency standards];

"ASTM" means the American Society for Testing and Materials International;

"ASTM C518-04" means ASTM standard ASTM C518-04 entitled Standard Test Method for Steady-State Thermal Transmission Properties by Means of the Heat Flow Meter Apparatus;

"ASTM C518-10" means ASTM standard ASTM C518-10 entitled Standard Test Method for Steady-State Thermal Transmission Properties by Means of the Heat Flow Meter Apparatus;

"BTU" means British thermal units;

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

"CSA" means the Canadian Standards Association;

"designated tester", in relation to an energy device, means a person, agency or organization that, under section 4 [designated testers], is designated and authorized to verify the energy device;

"efficiency standards table" means a table referred to in section 2 [prescribed energy devices];

"energy efficiency verification label" means a label required under section 5 (1);

"federal Act" means the Energy Efficiency Act (Canada);

"federal minister" has the same meaning as "Minister" in the federal Act;

"federal regulation" means the Energy Efficiency Regulations, 2016 made under the federal Act;

"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;

"label" means a printed decal, stamped plate or other permanent marking;

"manufactured fenestration product" means an energy device referred to in column 1 of the efficiency standards table in section 27 [efficiency standards for manufactured fenestration products];

"manufacturing information label" means a label required under section 6 (1);

"NFRC" means the National Fenestration Rating Council;

"RSI" means an R-value expressed in SI units of metre squared Kelvin per watt, or m2×K/W;

"verify" means applying a testing procedure to determine whether an energy device meets an applicable efficiency standard.

[am. B.C. Regs. 29/2018, Sch. 1, s. 1; 35/2021, s. 1.]

Prescribed energy devices

2   For the purpose of the definition of "energy device" in section 1 of the Act, the products referred to in column 1 of the efficiency standards tables in the following sections are prescribed:

(a) section 15 [efficiency standards for compact audio products, televisions, video products and consumer battery charging systems];

(b) section 27 [efficiency standards for manufactured fenestration products];

(c) section 30 [efficiency standards for household appliances];

(d) section 34 [efficiency standards for heating, ventilation and air conditioning products];

(e) section 38 [efficiency standards for water heaters];

(f) section 41 [efficiency standards for lighting products];

(g) section 47 [efficiency standards for general purpose electric motors];

(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].

[am. B.C. Reg. 35/2021, s. 2.]

Prescribed date

3   For the purpose of section 2 (3) (a) [exemption from section 2 (1) of Act] of the Act, the prescribed date for an energy device referred to in column 1 in an item of an efficiency standards table is the date set out in column 2 opposite the energy device.

Designated testers

4   (1) In this section, "certification program" means a program of verification using standard testing procedures.

(2) For the purposes of verifying an energy device, the following persons, agencies or organizations are designated, and authorized as indicated, to make the verification:

(a) inspectors designated under section 3 (1) [inspection and testing] of the Act are authorized to verify any energy device;

(b) persons or organizations accredited by the Standards Council of Canada as certification bodies are authorized to verify any energy device to which the certification relates;

(c) agencies accredited by the NFRC as independent certification and inspection agencies are authorized to verify any manufactured fenestration product;

(d) professional engineers, and architects authorized to practise in British Columbia, are authorized to verify the following:

(i) door slabs referred to in column 1 in item 1 of the efficiency standards table in section 27 [efficiency standards for manufactured fenestration products];

(ii) glazing products referred to in column 1 in item 2 of the efficiency standards table in section 27;

(iii) manufactured fenestration products, other than door slabs and glazing products referred to in subparagraphs (i) and (ii) of this paragraph, that

(A) are designed for a specific building, or

(B) fall outside the scope of a certification program;

(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.

(3) Professional engineers and architects referred to in subsection (2) (d) must

(a) verify manufactured fenestration products referred to in subsection (2) (d) (iii) (A) of this section in the manner described in section 25 [efficiency standard exemption for manufactured fenestration products designed for specific buildings], and

(b) verify manufactured fenestration products referred to in subsection (2) (d) (iii) (B) of this section in the manner described in section 26 [calculation of U-value for atypical manufactured fenestration products].

[am. B.C. Reg. 35/2021, s. 3.]

Energy efficiency verification label

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

(a) verified the energy device, and

(b) determined that the energy device meets the applicable efficiency standards.

(2) An energy efficiency verification label is not required for an energy device in respect of which one of the following sections of this regulation applies:

(a) section 13 [label exemption for compact audio products, televisions and video products compliant with federal Act];

(b) section 14 [label exemption for consumer battery charging systems with California label];

(c) section 24 [label exemption for manufactured fenestration products designed for specific buildings];

(d) section 29 [label exemption for clothes washers, dishwashers, refrigerators, combination refrigerator-freezers and freezers compliant with federal Act];

(e) section 32 [label exemption for gas furnaces compliant with federal Act];

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

(f) section 36 [label exemption for water heaters compliant with federal Act];

(g) section 39.2 [label exemption for certain lamps 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].

(3) A person placing an energy efficiency verification label on an energy device, other than an energy device to which section 33.2 [placement of label on vented gas fireplace heaters and vented decorative gas appliances] applies, must affix the label so that the label is easily and readily seen on the energy device without the need to remove any covering.

[am. B.C. Regs. 29/2018, Sch. 1, s. 2; 35/2021, s. 4.]

Manufacturing information label

6   (1) For the purpose of section 2 (1) (b) [prescribed label] of the Act, the manufacturer of an energy device made in British Columbia, and the importer of an energy device not made in British Columbia, must affix to the energy device or the packaging of the energy device a manufacturing information label that sets out

(a) the manufacturer's name or identification, and

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

(2) A person placing a manufacturing information label on the packaging of an energy device must affix the label so that the label can be easily and readily seen without the need to remove any covering.

[en. B.C. Reg. 29/2018, Sch. 1, s. 3; am. B.C. Reg. 35/2021, s. 5.]

Prescribed efficiency standards

7   (1) For an energy device referred to in column 1 in an item of an efficiency standards table,

(a) the efficiency standards for the energy device are the applicable standards set out or referred to in column 4 opposite that energy device,

(b) the testing procedures that must be used to determine whether the energy device meets an efficiency standard referred to in paragraph (a) are the applicable testing procedures set out or referred to in column 5 opposite the efficiency standard, and

(c) subject to section 8 [early adoption of future efficiency standards], an efficiency standard referred to in paragraph (a) of this subsection and the corresponding testing procedure referred to in paragraph (b) of this subsection apply to the energy device if the energy device is manufactured during the period set out in column 3 opposite that energy device.

(2) Despite subsection (1),

(a) the efficiency standard for a manufactured fenestration product referred to in section 25 [efficiency standard exemption for manufactured fenestration products designed for specific buildings] may be met by the method set out in that section,

(b) the efficiency standard for a manufactured fenestration product referred to in section 26 [calculation of U-value for atypical manufactured fenestration products] may be met by the method set out in that section, and

(c) in addition to meeting the efficiency standards referred to in subsection (1) (a) of this section, a fluorescent lamp ballast to which section 40 [additional efficiency standard for fluorescent lamp ballasts] applies must meet the efficiency standard referred to in subsection (2) of that section.

Early adoption of future efficiency standards

8   For the purposes of section 2 [efficiency standards of energy devices] of the Act, if 2 or more items in an efficiency standards table refer to the same energy devices in column 1 and

(a) one of the items in the efficiency standards table sets out an efficiency standard in column 4 and a corresponding testing procedure in column 5 that apply to the energy devices if they are manufactured during the period set out in column 3 opposite the energy devices, and

(b) one or more of the other items in that efficiency standards table set out an efficiency standard in column 4 and a corresponding testing procedure in column 5 that would apply to the energy devices if they were manufactured after the period referred to in paragraph (a) of this section,

the efficiency standard for the energy devices referred to in paragraph (a) of this section may be met by meeting an efficiency standard referred to in paragraph (b) of this section.

Verification report

9   (1) In this section, "verification report" means a report issued by a designated tester indicating that the designated tester has

(a) verified an energy device, and

(b) determined that the energy device meets the applicable efficiency standards.

(2) A verification report is evidence that an energy device meets the applicable efficiency standards.

Exemption from Act and regulation

10   The Act and this regulation do not apply to

(a) a person who manufactures an energy device in British Columbia, or

(b) a person who manufactures any thing in British Columbia that incorporates into it an energy device,

if that energy device or thing is manufactured for export from British Columbia.

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

Definitions

11   In this Part:

"C381.2-17" means CSA standard C381.2-17 entitled Energy performance of battery-charging systems and uninterruptible power supplies;

"CAN/CSA C381.2-14" means CSA standard CAN/CSA C381.2-14 entitled Test method for determining the energy efficiency of battery-charging systems;

"CAN/CSA C62301-07" means CSA standard CAN/CSA C62301-07 entitled Household Electrical Appliances — Measurement of Standby Power;

"CAN/CSA C62301-11" means CSA standard CAN/CSA C62301-11 entitled Household electrical appliances — Measurement of standby power;

"compact audio product" has the same meaning as in the federal regulation;

"consumer battery charging system" means a battery charging system, including a battery charging system built into another product, that

(a) has an input capacity of less than 2 kW, and

(b) is distributed primarily for personal use by individuals,

but does not include a battery charging system excluded under section 12;

"E24", in relation to a consumer battery charging system, means the energy consumption of the consumer battery charging system, in watt-hours, over a 24 hour period when the consumer battery charging system is charging or maintaining the batteries;

"Eb", in relation to a consumer battery charging system, means the total capacity, in watt-hours, of all the batteries in the system;

"Ebatt", in relation to a consumer battery charging system, means the energy, in watt-hours, delivered by the consumer battery charging system;

"N", in relation to a consumer battery charging system, means the number of charger ports;

"PM", in relation to a consumer battery charging system, means power usage in maintenance mode, which is the state the consumer battery charging system is in when

(a) the consumer battery charging system is connected to the main electricity supply, and

(b) the battery is fully charged, but is still connected to the consumer battery charging system;

"PO", in relation to a consumer battery charging system, means power usage in no-battery mode, which is the state the consumer battery charging system is in when

(a) the consumer battery charging system is connected to the main electricity supply,

(b) the consumer battery charging system is not connected to the battery, and

(c) each manual on-off switch, if any, is turned on;

"UEC", in relation to a consumer battery charging system, means the unit energy consumption of the consumer battery charging system expressed in kilowatt-hours per year, or kWh/yr;

"video product" has the same meaning as in the federal regulation.

[am. B.C. Reg. 29/2018, Sch. 1, s. 4.]

Excluded consumer battery charging systems

12   For the purpose of the definition of "consumer battery charging system" in section 11, the following are excluded:

(a) an inductive battery charging system that uses

(i) less than one watt in maintenance mode,

(ii) less than one watt in no-battery mode, and

(iii) an average of one watt or less over the duration of the charge and maintenance mode test as determined under section 5.8 of CAN/CSA C381.2-14;

(b) a battery charging system incorporated into an uninterruptible power supply system that uses no more than 0.8 + 0.0021 × Eb watts in maintenance mode;

(c) a battery analyzer or battery charging system for use in medical devices and exit signs;

(d) a battery charging system built into another product, if the other product is an energy device;

(e) a battery charging system that relies on solar energy or winding-up as its sole source of power.

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

13   An energy efficiency verification label is not required for an energy device that is a compact audio product, television or video product 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.

[am. B.C. Reg. 29/2018, Sch. 1, s. 5.]

Label exemption for consumer battery charging systems manufactured on or after June 13, 2018

14   An energy efficiency verification label is not required for a consumer battery charging system manufactured on or after June 13, 2018.

[en. B.C. Reg. 29/2018, s. 6.]

Efficiency standards for compact audio products, televisions,
video products and consumer battery charging systems

15   The following efficiency standards table sets out the efficiency standards for energy devices that are compact audio products, televisions, video products and consumer battery charging systems:

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 between Jan 2, 2013 and June 1, 2018Must 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
1.1Compact audio productsJune 1, 2018Products manufactured on or after June 2, 2018Must 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 C62301-11, tested at 115 volts, regardless of the nominal voltage of the energy device
2TelevisionsJan 1, 2013Products manufactured between Jan 2, 2013 and June 1, 2018Must 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
2.1TelevisionsJune 1, 2018Products manufactured on or after June 2, 2018Must 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 C62301-11, tested at 115 volts, regardless of the nominal voltage of the energy device
3Video productsJan 1, 2013Products manufactured between Jan 2, 2013 and June 1, 2018Must 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
3.1Video productsJune 1, 2018Products manufactured on or after June 2, 2018Must 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 C62301-11, tested at 115 volts, regardless of the nominal voltage of the energy device
4Consumer battery charging systems with Eb ≤ 2.5 watt-hours
(for exclusions, see section 12)
May 31, 2015Products manufactured between June 1, 2015 and June 12, 2018E24 must be ≤ (16 × N) watt-hours

PM + PO must be ≤ (N + 0.0021 × 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-hours
(for exclusions, see section 12)
May 31, 2015Products manufactured between June 1, 2015 and June 12, 2018E24 must be ≤ (12 × N + 1.6 × Eb) watt-hours

PM + PO must be ≤ (N + 0.0021 × 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-hours
(for exclusions, see section 12)
May 31, 2015Products manufactured between June 1, 2015 and June 12, 2018E24 must be ≤ (22 × N + 1.5 × Eb) watt-hours

PM + PO must be ≤ (N + 0.0021 × Eb) watt-hours
CAN/CSA C381.2-14

CAN/CSA C381.2-14
7Consumer battery charging systems with Eb > 1 000 watt-hours
(for exclusions, see section 12)
May 31, 2015Products manufactured between June 1, 2015 and June 12, 2018E24 must be ≤ (36.4 × N + 1.486 × Eb) watt-hours

PM + PO must be ≤ (N + 0.0021 × Eb) watt-hours
CAN/CSA C381.2-14

CAN/CSA C381.2-14
8Consumer battery charging systems with Ebatt ≤ 5 watt-hours that are designed for use in wet environments and have inductive connections
(for exclusions, see section 12)
June 12, 2018Products manufactured on or after June 13, 2018UEC must be ≤ 3.04 kWh/yrC381.2-17
9Consumer battery charging systems, other than systems referred to in item 8, with Ebatt < 100 watt-hours and battery voltage of < 4 volts
(for exclusions, see section 12)
June 12, 2018Products manufactured on or after June 13, 2018UEC must be ≤ 0.1440 × Ebatt + 2.95 kWh/yrC381.2-17
10Consumer battery charging systems, other than systems referred to in item 8, with Ebatt < 100 watt-hours and battery voltage of ≥ 4 volts but ≤ 10 volts
(for exclusions, see section 12)
June 12, 2018Products manufactured on or after June 13, 2018When Ebatt is < 10 watt-hours, UEC must be ≤ 1.42 kWh/yr

When Ebatt is ≥ 10 watt-hours, UEC must be ≤ 0.0255 × Ebatt + 1.16 kWh/yr
C381.2-17

C381.2-17
11Consumer battery charging systems, other than systems referred to in item 8, with Ebatt < 100 watt-hours and battery voltage of > 10 volts
(for exclusions, see section 12)
June 12, 2018Products manufactured on or after June 13, 2018UEC must be ≤ 0.11 × Ebatt + 3.18 kWh/yrC381.2-17
12Consumer battery charging systems with Ebatt ≥ 100 watt-hours but ≤ 3 000 watt-hours and battery voltage of < 20 volts
(for exclusions, see section 12)
June 12, 2018Products manufactured on or after June 13, 2018UEC must be ≤ 0.0257 × Ebatt + 0.815 kWh/yrC381.2-17
13Consumer battery charging systems with Ebatt ≥ 100 watt-hours but ≤ 3 000 watt-hours and battery voltage of ≥ 20 volts
(for exclusions, see section 12)
June 12, 2018Products manufactured on or after June 13, 2018UEC must be ≤ 0.0778 × Ebatt + 2.4 kWh/yrC381.2-17
14Consumer battery charging systems with Ebatt > 3 000 watt-hours
(for exclusions, see section 12)
June 12, 2018Products manufactured on or after June 13, 2018UEC must be ≤ 0.0502 × Ebatt + 4.53 kWh/yr C381.2-17

[am. B.C. Regs. 29/2018, Sch. 1, s. 7; 35/2021 s. 7.]

Part 3 — Manufactured Fenestration Products

Definitions and interpretation

16   (1) In this Part:

"ASHRAE" means the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers;

"CAN/CSA A440.2-04/A440.3-04" means CSA standard CAN/CSA A440.2-04/A440.3-04 entitled Energy Performance of Windows and Other Fenestration Systems;

"CAN/CSA A440.2-09/A440.3-09" means CSA standard CAN/CSA A440.2-09/A440.3-09 entitled Fenestration energy performance;

"CAN/CSA A440.2-14/A440.3-14" means CSA standard CAN/CSA A440.2-14/A440.3-14 entitled Fenestration energy performance;

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

"designated heritage building" means a building that is

(a) on a Provincial heritage site within the meaning of the Heritage Conservation Act or otherwise included in the Provincial heritage register under that Act,

(b) protected through heritage designation or included in a community heritage register by a local government under the Local Government Act,

(c) protected through heritage designation or included in the heritage register by the Council under the Vancouver Charter, or

(d) protected through heritage designation or included in a community heritage register by the trust council or a local trust committee under the Islands Trust Act;

"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;

"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;

"NFRC 100-2004" means NFRC standard NFRC 100-2004 entitled Procedure for Determining Fenestration Product U-Factors;

"NFRC 100-2010" means NFRC standard NFRC 100-2010 entitled Procedure for Determining Fenestration Product U-Factors;

"NFRC 100-2014" means NFRC standard NFRC 100-2014 entitled Procedure for Determining Fenestration Product U-factors;

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

"residential building" means a building with at least one residential unit;

"smaller building" means a residential building that has

(a) less than 4 storeys, or

(b) floor space of 600 m2 or less;

"U-value" means a measure of heat transfer expressed in watts per metre squared Kelvin, or W/[m2×K].

(2) Door slabs referred to in column 1 in item 1 of the efficiency standards table in section 27 [efficiency standards for manufactured fenestration products]

(a) include only those door slabs that separate heated space from non-heated space, and

(b) do not include door slabs referred to in section 17 [excluded door slabs].

(3) Glazing products referred to in column 1 in item 2 of the efficiency standards table in section 27

(a) include only those glazing products that

(i) are for installation in door slabs, sidelites or transoms, and

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

(b) do not include products referred to in section 18 [excluded glazing products].

(4) Non-metal, non-wood framed windows and sliding glass doors (for smaller buildings) referred to in column 1 in items 3 and 3.1 of the efficiency standards table in section 27

(a) include only those non-metal, non-wood framed 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 [excluded windows, doors, curtain walls, window walls and storefront windows (for smaller buildings)].

(5) Wood framed windows and sliding glass doors (for smaller buildings) referred to in column 1 in items 4 and 4.1 of the efficiency standards table in section 27

(a) include only those wood framed 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.

(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.

(6) Skylights referred to in column 1 in items 5 and 5.1 of the efficiency standards table in section 27

(a) include only those skylights that separate heated space from non-heated space, and

(b) do not include skylights installed in an energy compliant building.

(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, 7 and 7.1 of the efficiency standards table in section 27

(a) include only those metal framed windows, sliding glass doors, curtain walls, window walls and storefront windows 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.

(7.1) Non-metal curtain walls, window walls and storefront windows (for smaller buildings) referred to in column 1 in item 7.2 of the efficiency standards table in section 27

(a) include only those non-metal curtain walls, window walls and storefront windows 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.

(8) Hinged and bi-folding doors (for smaller buildings) referred to in column 1 in items 8 and 8.1 of the efficiency standards table in section 27

(a) include only those hinged and bi-folding doors that

(i) are fully glazed into

(A) an aluminum sash construction,

(B) a fibreglass sash construction, or

(C) a steel sash construction,

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

(iii) are installed in smaller buildings, and

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

(9) Metal framed windows, sliding glass doors, curtain walls, window walls and storefront windows (for larger buildings) referred to in column 1 in item 9 of the efficiency standards table in section 27

(a) include only those metal framed windows, sliding glass doors, curtain walls, window walls and storefront windows that

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

(ii) are installed in larger buildings, and

(b) do not include products referred to in section 20 [excluded windows, doors, curtain walls, window walls and storefront windows (for larger buildings)].

(10) Non-metal windows, sliding glass doors, curtain walls, window walls and storefront windows (for larger buildings) referred to in column 1 in item 10 of the efficiency standards table in section 27

(a) include only those non-metal windows, sliding glass doors, curtain walls, window walls and storefront windows that

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

(ii) are installed in larger buildings, and

(b) do not include products referred to in section 20.

[am. B.C. Regs. 29/2018, Sch. 1, s. 8 and Sch. 2, s. 1; 35/2021, ss. 8 and 9.]

Excluded door slabs

17   For the purposes of section 16 (2) (b), door slabs referred to in column 1 in item 1 of the efficiency standards table in section 27 [efficiency standards for manufactured fenestration products] do not include any of the following:

(a) a solid wood door slab;

(b) a door slab in a pre-hung door assembly with a maximum U-value of 1.80 W/[m2×K], tested in accordance with NFRC 100-2014;

(c) a door slab installed in a designated heritage building;

(d) a door slab installed in an energy compliant building.

[am. B.C. Reg. 29/2018, Sch. 1, s. 9.]

Excluded glazing products

18   For the purposes of section 16 (3) (b), glazing products referred to in column 1 in item 2 of the efficiency standards table in section 27 [efficiency standards for manufactured fenestration products] do not include any of the following products:

(a) a glazing product installed in a pre-hung door assembly with a maximum U-value of 1.80 W/[m2×K], tested in accordance with NFRC 100-2014;

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

(c) a glazing product installed in a designated heritage building;

(d) a glazing product installed in an energy compliant building.

[am. B.C. Reg. 29/2018, Sch. 1, s. 10.]

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

19   For the purposes of section 16 (4) (b), (5) (b), (5.1) (b), (7) (b), (7.1) (b) and (8) (b), the products referred to in column 1 in item 3, 3.1, 4, 4.1, 4.2, 6, 7, 7.1, 7.2, 8 or 8.1 of the efficiency standards table in section 27 [efficiency standards for manufactured fenestration products] do not include any of the following products:

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

(b) a glazing replacement in an existing sash or frame, if the U-value of the replacement glazing is less than or equal to the U-value of the original glazing;

(c) a window, curtain wall, window wall or storefront window installed in a designated heritage building;

(d) a window, door, curtain wall, window wall or storefront window installed in an energy compliant building.

[am. B.C. Regs. 29/2018, Sch. 1, s. 11; 35/2021, s. 10.]

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 item 9 or 10 of the efficiency standards table in section 27 [efficiency standards for manufactured fenestration products] do not include any of the following products:

(a) a glazing replacement in an existing sash or frame, if the U-value of the replacement glazing is less than or equal to the U-value of the original glazing;

(b) a skylight;

(c) a window, door, curtain wall, window wall or storefront window installed in a designated heritage building;

(d) a window, door, curtain wall, window wall or storefront window installed in an energy compliant building.

[am. B.C. Reg. 29/2018, Sch. 1, s. 12.]

Letter of assurance for energy compliant buildings

21   (1) For the purposes of sections 17 (d), 18 (d), 19 (d) and 20 (d), a letter of assurance that meets the requirements set out in subsection (2) of this section is evidence that a building is an energy compliant building.

(2) The letter of assurance referred to in subsection (1)

(a) must be issued for the building by a registered professional of record, within the meaning of the British Columbia Building Code Regulation, B.C. Reg. 264/2012, and

(b) may be in the form set out under, as applicable,

(i) Schedule C-B in section 2.2.7 of Division C of the British Columbia Building Code Regulation, or

(ii) the building bylaws of the City of Vancouver.

Placement of label on manufactured fenestration products

22   (1) For the purposes of section 5 (3), an energy efficiency verification label must be placed on a manufactured fenestration product, other than a door slab, in one of the following ways:

(a) by affixing the label to the frame or spacer bar of the manufactured fenestration product so that the label is visible at all times;

(b) by affixing the label to the frame or sash of the manufactured fenestration product so that the label is visible when the sash is open;

(c) by affixing the label as a transparent adhesive label to the glass of the manufactured fenestration product;

(d) by etching the label into the surface of the glass of the manufactured fenestration product.

(2) For the purposes of section 5 (3), an energy efficiency verification label must be placed on a door slab in one of the following ways:

(a) by affixing the label to the door slab so that the label is visible at all times;

(b) by affixing the label to the edge of the door slab so that the label is visible when the door is open.

[am. B.C. Reg. 29/2018, Sch. 1, s. 13.]

Additional label requirement for manufactured fenestration products

23   (1) Subject to section 24, for the purposes of section 2 (1) (b) [prescribed label] of the Act, and in addition to an energy efficiency verification label and a manufacturing information label, 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.

(2) The removable label referred to in subsection (1) must set out the U-value, as determined by a designated tester, of a manufactured fenestration product as follows:

(a) for a single operator type, the overall U-value of the manufactured fenestration product;

(b) for a combination or composite manufactured fenestration product composed of 2 or more operator types, each of which has a different U-value,

(i) the overall U-value of the manufactured fenestration product, or

(ii) the individual U-value for each of the operator types in the manufactured fenestration product.

(3) Section 5 (3) [energy efficiency verification label] applies to the removable label referred to in subsection (1) as if the removable label were an energy efficiency verification label.

[am. B.C. Reg. 29/2018, Sch. 1, s. 14.]

Label exemption for manufactured fenestration products designed for specific buildings

24   (1) For a manufactured fenestration product, other than a door slab or glazing product, an energy efficiency verification label, a manufacturing information label and the removable label required under section 23 are not required if

(a) the manufactured fenestration product is designed for a specific building, and

(b) a certificate meeting the requirements set out in subsection (2) of this section is posted at the specific building site.

(2) For the purposes of subsection (1) (b), the requirements for the certificate are as follows:

(a) the certificate must set out

(i) the U-value, as determined by a designated tester, for each manufactured fenestration product provided for the specific building, or

(ii) for manufactured fenestration products to which section 25 applies, the average U-value, as determined by a designated tester, for each type of manufactured fenestration product provided for the specific building;

(b) the certificate must be issued by a designated tester;

(c) the certificate must be posted in plain view at the specific building site for a period of at least 120 days after the last of the manufactured fenestration products is installed in that specific building.

(d) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 35/2021, s. 11.]

[am. B.C. Regs. 29/2018, Sch. 1, s. 15 and Sch. 2, s. 2; 35/2021, s. 11.]

Efficiency standard exemption for manufactured fenestration products designed for specific buildings

25   For manufactured fenestration products, other than door slabs and glazing products, that are designed for a specific building, if 2 or more of the same type of manufactured fenestration products are installed in the specific building, the applicable efficiency standard for each manufactured fenestration product of that type may be met by demonstrating that the average U-value, as determined by a designated tester, of those manufactured fenestration products meets the applicable efficiency standard.

Calculation of U-value for atypical manufactured fenestration products

26   For a manufactured fenestration product, other than a door slab or glazing product, for which the U-value, by reason of its atypical shape, size or other feature, cannot be determined by a designated tester using standard testing procedures, the actual size of the manufactured fenestration product may be used for calculating the U-value of that manufactured fenestration product.

Efficiency standards for manufactured fenestration products

27   The following efficiency standards table sets out the efficiency standards for energy devices that are manufactured fenestration products:

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 m2×K/W
ASTM C518-04 or ASTM C518-10
2Glazing products
(for exclusions, see sections 16 (3) and 18)
June 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)
(for exclusions, see sections 16 (4) and 19)
March 1, 2009Products manufactured between March 2, 2009 and June 1, 2018U-value must be
≤ 2.0 W/[m2×K]
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.
3.1Non-metal, non-wood framed windows and sliding glass doors (for smaller buildings)
(for exclusions, see sections 16 (4) and 19)
June 1, 2018Products manufactured on or after June 2, 2018U-value must be
≤ 1.80 W/[m2×K]
The procedure set out in one of the following:
(a) CAN-CSA A440.2-14/A440.3-14;
(b) NFRC 100-2014.
4Wood framed windows and sliding glass doors (for smaller buildings)
(for exclusions, see sections 16 (5) and 19)
Jan 1, 2011Products manufactured between Jan 2, 2011 and June 1, 2018U-value must be
≤ 2.0 W/[m2×K]
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.
4.1Wood framed windows and sliding glass doors (for smaller buildings)
(for exclusions, see sections 16 (5) and 19)
June 1, 2018Products manufactured on or after June 2, 2018U-value must be
≤ 1.80 W/[m2×K]
The procedure set out in one of the following:
(a) CAN-CSA A440.2-14/A440.3-14;
(b) NFRC 100-2014.
4.2Residential windows and sliding glass doors (for smaller buildings)
(for exclusions, see sections 16 (5.1) and 19)
Jan 1, 2022Products manufactured on or after Jan 2, 2022U-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.
5Skylights
(for exclusions, see section 16 (6))
March 1, 2009Products manufactured between March 2, 2009 and June 1, 2018U-value must be
≤ 3.10 W/[m2×K]
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.
5.1Skylights
(for exclusions, see section 16 (6))
June 1, 2018Products manufactured on or after June 2, 2018U-value must be ≤ 2.90
W/[m2×K]
The procedure set out in one of the following:
(a) CAN-CSA A440.2-14/A440.3-14;
(b) NFRC 100-2014.
6Metal 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, 2009Products manufactured between June 2, 2009 and Jan 1, 2011U-value must be
≤ 2.57 W/[m2×K]
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.
7Metal framed windows, sliding glass doors, curtain walls, window walls and storefront windows (for smaller buildings)
(for exclusions, see sections 16 (7) and 19)
Jan 1, 2011Products manufactured between Jan 2, 2011 and June 1, 2018U-value must be
≤ 2.0 W/[m2×K]
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.
7.1Metal 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, 2018Products manufactured on or after June 2, 2018U-value must be ≤ 1.80
W/[m2×K]
The procedure set out in one of the following:
(a) CAN-CSA A440.2-14/A440.3-14;
(b) NFRC 100-2014.

7.2Non-metal curtain walls, window walls and storefront windows (for smaller buildings)
(for exclusions, see sections 16 (7.1) and 19)
June 1, 2018Products manufactured on or after June 2, 2018U-value must be ≤ 1.80
W/[m2×K]
The procedure set out in one of the following:
(a) CAN-CSA A440.2-14/A440.3-14;
(b) NFRC 100-2014.
8Hinged and bi-folding doors (for smaller buildings)
(for exclusions, see sections 16 (8) and 19)
Jan 1, 2012Products manufactured between Jan 2, 2012 and June 1, 2018U-value must be ≤ 2.0
W/[m2×K]
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.
8.1Hinged and bi-folding doors (for smaller buildings)
(for exclusions, see sections 16 (8) and 19)
June 1, 2018Products manufactured on or after June 2, 2018U-value must be ≤ 1.80
W/[m2×K]
The procedure set out in one of the following:
(a) CAN-CSA A440.2-14/A440.3-14;
(b) NFRC 100-2014.
9Metal framed windows, sliding glass doors, curtain walls, window walls and storefront windows (for larger buildings)
(for exclusions, see sections 16 (9) and 20)
Jan 1, 2011Products manufactured on or after Jan 2, 2011U-value must be
≤ 2.57 W/[m2×K]
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)
(for exclusions, see sections 16 (10) and 20)
Jan 1, 2011Products manufactured on or after Jan 2, 2011U-value must be
≤ 2.0 W/[m2×K]
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.

[am. B.C. Regs. 29/2018, Sch. 1, s. 16; 35/2021, s. 12.]

Part 4 — Household Appliances

Definitions

28   In this Part:

"CAN/CSA C300-M91" means CSA standard CAN/CSA C300-M91 entitled Capacity Measurement and Energy Consumption Test Methods for Refrigerators, Combination Refrigerator-Freezers and Freezers;

"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;

"CAN/CSA C360-13" means CSA standard CAN/CSA C360-13 entitled Energy performance, water consumption and capacity of household clothes washers;

"CAN/CSA C373-14" means CSA standard CAN/CSA C373-14 entitled Energy performance and water consumption of household dishwashers;

"clothes washer" means a household automatic clothes washer that is electrically operated;

"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;

"compact clothes washer" means a clothes washer that has a capacity of less than 1.6 ft3;

"compact dishwasher" means a dishwasher that has the capacity to hold up to 8 place settings;

"dishwasher" means a household automatic dishwasher that is electrically operated, but does not include a commercial, industrial or institutional dishwasher;

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

"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;

"standard capacity clothes washer" means a clothes washer that has a capacity of 1.6 ft3 or more;

"standard capacity dishwasher" means a dishwasher that has the capacity to hold more than 8 place settings.

[am. B.C. Reg. 35/2021, s. 13.]

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

29   An energy efficiency verification label 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,

(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.

[am. B.C. Reg. 29/2018, Sch. 1, s. 5.]

Efficiency standards for household appliances

30   The following efficiency standards table sets out the efficiency standards for energy devices that are household appliances:

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 clothes washers that are top loadingMay 31, 2015Products manufactured between June 1, 2015 and Dec 31, 2017Integrated modified energy factor
must be ≥ 0.86 ft3/kWh/cycle
CAN/CSA C360-13
Integrated water factor
must be ≤ 14.4 gal/cycle/ft3
CAN/CSA C360-13
2Compact clothes washers that are top loadingDec 31, 2017Products manufactured on or after Jan 1, 2018Integrated modified energy factor
must be ≥ 1.15 ft3/kWh/cycle
CAN/CSA C360-13
Integrated water factor
must be ≤ 12 gal/cycle/ft3
CAN/CSA C360-13
3Standard capacity clothes washers that are top loadingMay 31, 2015Products manufactured between June 1, 2015 and Dec 31, 2017Integrated modified energy factor
must be ≥ 1.29 ft3/kWh/cycle
CAN/CSA C360-13
Integrated water factor
must be ≤ 8.4 gal/cycle/ft3
CAN/CSA C360-13
4Standard capacity clothes washers that are top loadingDec 31, 2017Products manufactured on or after Jan 1, 2018Integrated modified energy factor
must be ≥ 1.57 ft3/kWh/cycle
CAN/CSA C360-13
Integrated water factor
must be ≤ 6.5 gal/cycle/ft3
CAN/CSA C360-13
5Compact clothes washers that are front loadingMay 31, 2015Products manufactured on or after June 1, 2015Integrated modified energy factor
must be ≥ 1.13 ft3/kWh/cycle
CAN/CSA C360-13
Integrated water factor
must be ≤ 8.3 gal/cycle/ft3
CAN/CSA C360-13
6Standard capacity clothes washers that are front loadingDec 31, 2017Products manufactured on or after Jan 1, 2018Integrated modified energy factor
must be ≥ 1.84 ft3/kWh/cycle
CAN/CSA C360-13
Integrated water factor
must be ≤ 4.7 gal/cycle/ft3
CAN/CSA C360-13
7Compact dishwashers
(for exclusions, see the definition of "dishwasher" in section 28)
May 31, 2015Products manufactured on or after June 1, 2015Estimated annual energy use
must be ≤ 222 kWh/yr
CAN/CSA C373-14
Water consumption
must be ≤ 3.5 gal/cycle
CAN/CSA C373-14
8Standard capacity dishwashers
(for exclusions, see the definition of "dishwasher" in section 28)
May 31, 2015Products manufactured on or after June 1, 2015Estimated annual energy use
must be ≤ 307 kWh/yr
CAN/CSA C373-14
Water consumption
must be ≤ 5.0 gal/cycle
CAN/CSA C373-14
9Combination refrigerator-freezers, freezers and refrigeratorsJan 1, 1994Products manufactured between Jan 2, 1994 and Apr 1, 2021Standard set out in column 4 of CAN/CSA C300-M91CAN/CSA C300-M91
9.1Combination refrigerator-freezers, freezers and refrigeratorsApr 1, 2021Products manufactured on or after Apr 2, 2021Standard set out in Table 1 of CAN/CSA C300-15CAN/CSA C300-15

[am. B.C. Regs. 29/2018, Sch. 1, s. 17; 35/2021, s. 14.]

Part 5 — Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Products

Definitions

31   In this Part:

"AFUE" means annual fuel utilization efficiency;

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

"ANSI Z21.13-2004/CSA 4.9-2004" means ANSI standard ANSI Z21.13-2004/CSA 4.9-2004 entitled Gas-Fired Low Pressure Steam and Hot Water Boilers;

"ANSI Z21.50-2016/CSA 2.22-2016" means ANSI standard ANSI Z21.50-2016/CSA 2.22-2016 entitled Vented decorative gas appliances;

"ANSI Z21.88-2016/CSA 2.33-2016" means ANSI standard ANSI Z21.88-2016/CSA 2.33-2016 entitled Vented gas fireplace heaters;

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

"C656-14" means CSA standard C656-14 entitled Performance standard for split-system and single-package air conditioners and heat pumps;

"CAN/CSA C656-M92" means CSA standard CAN/CSA C656-M92 entitled Performance Standard for Single Package Central Air-Conditioners and Heat Pumps;

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

"CAN/CSA P.2-13" means CSA standard CAN/CSA P.2-13 entitled Testing method for measuring the annual fuel utilization efficiency of residential gas-fired or oil-fired furnaces and boilers;

"CAN/CSA P.4.1-02" means CSA standard CAN/CSA P.4.1-02 entitled Testing Method for Measuring Annual Fireplace Efficiency;

"CAN/CSA P.4.1-15" means CSA standard CAN/CSA-P.4.1-15 entitled Testing method for measuring annual fireplace efficiency;

"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;

"FE rating" means the annual fireplace efficiency rating of a gas fireplace, vented gas fireplace heater or vented decorative gas appliance;

"GAMA BTS-2000" means GAMA BTS-2000 standard of the Hydronics Institute Division of the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (USA) entitled Method to Determine Efficiency of Commercial Space Heating Boilers;

"gas fireplace" means a gas fireplace that uses propane or natural gas, including an insert or free-standing stove;

"gas furnace" has the same meaning as in the federal regulation;

"HSPF" means the heating seasonal performance factor, expressed in British thermal units per watt-hour or BTU/watt-hr;

"outdoor gas furnace" means a gas furnace that uses a single-phase electric current and is for use outdoors;

"replacement gas furnace" means a gas furnace for use as a replacement furnace in a residential building;

"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);

"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);

"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;

"through-the-wall gas furnace" means a through-the-wall gas furnace that uses a single-phase electric current;

"vented decorative gas appliance" means a vented decorative gas appliance that is within the scope of ANSI Z21.50-2016/CSA 2.22-2016;

"vented gas fireplace heater" means a vented gas fireplace heater that is within the scope of ANSI Z21.88-2016/CSA 2.33-2016.

[en. B.C. Reg. 29/2018, Sch. 1, s. 18; am. B.C. Reg. 35/2021, s. 15.]

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.

[en. B.C. Reg. 35/2021, s. 16.]

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.

[en. B.C. Reg. 35/2021, s. 17.]

FE rating and label requirements for gas fireplaces

33   (1) An FE rating for a gas fireplace manufactured between January 2, 2007 and December 31, 2018 must be determined in accordance with one of the testing procedures 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, an energy efficiency verification label for a gas fireplace referred to in subsection (1) of this section must set out the FE rating for the gas fireplace.

[en. B.C. Reg. 29/2018, Sch. 1, s. 19.]

FE rating and label requirements for vented gas fireplace heaters
and vented decorative gas appliances

33.1   (1) An FE rating for a vented gas fireplace heater or vented decorative gas appliance manufactured on or after January 1, 2019 must be determined in accordance with the testing procedure referred to in column 5 in item 12.1 or 12.2, as applicable, of the efficiency standards table in section 34.

(2) For the purposes of section 2 (1) (b) [prescribed label] of the Act, an energy efficiency verification label for a vented gas fireplace heater or vented decorative gas appliance referred to in subsection (1) of this section must,

(a) in the case of a vented gas fireplace heater, set out the FE rating for the vented gas fireplace heater, and

(b) in the case of a vented decorative gas appliance,

(i) set out the FE rating for the vented decorative gas appliance, and

(ii) indicate that the vented decorative gas appliance is a decorative product and is not intended to be used as a heating appliance.

[en. B.C. Reg. 29/2018, Sch. 1, s. 19.]

Placement of label on vented gas fireplace heaters
and vented decorative gas appliances

33.2   (1) A person placing an energy efficiency verification label on a vented gas fireplace heater or vented decorative gas appliance referred to in section 33.1 must affix the label to the rating plate for the vented gas fireplace heater or vented decorative gas appliance.

(2) For a vented gas fireplace heater or vented decorative gas appliance referred to in section 33.1 that is in a sales display, all of the information on the energy efficiency verification label for the vented gas fireplace heater or vented decorative gas appliance must be placed near that vented gas fireplace heater or vented decorative gas appliance so that the information can be easily and readily seen.

[en. B.C. Reg. 29/2018, Sch. 1, s. 19.]

Efficiency standards for heating, ventilation and air conditioning products

34   The following efficiency standards table sets out the efficiency standards for energy devices that are heating, ventilation or air conditioning products:

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
1Gas furnaces, other than
(a) replacement gas furnaces,
(b) outdoor gas furnaces, and
(c) through-the-wall gas furnaces.
Jan 1, 2008Products manufactured between Jan 2, 2008 and May 31, 2015AFUE must be ≥ 90%CAN/CSA P.2-13
2Gas furnaces, other than
(a) replacement gas furnaces,
(b) outdoor gas furnaces, and
(c) through-the-wall gas furnaces.
May 31, 2015Products manufactured on or after June 1, 2015AFUE must be ≥ 92%CAN/CSA P.2-13
3Replacement gas furnaces other than
(a) outdoor gas furnaces, and
(b) through-the-wall gas furnaces.
Dec 31, 2009Products manufactured between Jan 1, 2010 and May 31, 2015AFUE must be ≥ 90%CAN/CSA P.2-13
4Replacement gas furnaces other than
(a) outdoor gas furnaces, and
(b) through-the-wall gas furnaces.
May 31, 2015Products manufactured on or after June 1, 2015AFUE must be ≥ 92%CAN/CSA P.2-13
5Outdoor gas furnaces and through-the-wall gas furnaces, other than those with an integrated cooling componentDec 31, 2009Products manufactured between Jan 1, 2010 and May 31, 2015AFUE must be ≥ 90%CAN/CSA P.2-13
6Outdoor gas furnaces and through-the-wall gas furnaces, other than those with an integrated cooling componentMay 31, 2015Products manufactured on or after June 1, 2015AFUE must be ≥ 92%CAN/CSA P.2-13
7Outdoor gas furnaces with an integrated cooling componentDec 31, 2009Products manufactured on or after Jan 1, 2010AFUE must be ≥ 78%CAN/CSA P.2-13
8Through-the-wall gas furnaces with an integrated cooling componentDec 31, 2009Products manufactured between Jan 1, 2010 and Dec 31, 2012AFUE must be ≥ 78%CAN/CSA P.2-13
9Through-the-wall gas furnaces with an integrated cooling componentDec 31, 2012Products manufactured between Jan 1, 2013 and May 31, 2015AFUE must be ≥ 90%CAN/CSA P.2-13
10Through-the-wall gas furnaces with an integrated cooling componentMay 31, 2015Products manufactured on or after June 1, 2015AFUE must be ≥ 92%CAN/CSA P.2-13
11ThermostatsJan 1, 2007Products manufactured between Jan 2, 2007 and Apr 1, 2021Differential must be ≤ 0.5°C
Droop must be ≤ 2°C
CAN/CSA C828-06
11.1ThermostatsApr 1, 2021Products manufactured on or after Apr 2, 2021Differential 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.
12Gas fireplacesJan 1, 2007Products manufactured between Jan 2, 2007 and Dec 31, 2018Not applicable (see section 33)The procedure set out in one of the following:
(a) CAN/CSA P.4.1-02;
(b) CAN/CSA P.4.1-15.
12.1Vented gas fireplace heatersDec 31, 2018Products manufactured on or after Jan 1, 2019FE rating must be ≥ 50%
Must have pilot-on-demand, interrupted or intermittent ignition system
Must not have standing pilot light
CAN/CSA P.4.1-15
12.2Vented decorative gas appliancesDec 31, 2018Products manufactured on or after Jan 1, 2019Must have pilot-on-demand, interrupted
or intermittent ignition system
Must not have standing pilot light
CAN/CSA P.4.1-15
13Commercial gas boilersJan 1, 2007Products manufactured between Jan 2, 2007 and Jan 1, 2023Combustion 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.
13.1Residential gas boilersJan 1, 2022Products manufactured on or after Jan 2, 2022AFUE must be ≥ 90%CAN/CSA P.2-13
13.2Commercial gas boilers — smallJan 1, 2023Products manufactured on or after Jan 2, 2023Thermal efficiency must be ≥ 90%ANSI/AHRI 1500
13.3Commercial gas boilers — largeJan 1, 2023Products manufactured on or after Jan 2, 2023Combustion efficiency must be ≥ 90%ANSI/AHRI 1500
14Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 29/2018, Sch. 1, s. 20 (b).]
15Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 35/2021, s. 18 (e).]
16Single-phase split-system heat pumpsJune 1, 2018Products manufactured between June 2, 2018 and Dec 31, 2019HSPF must be ≥ 7.1C656-14, as applied using the generalized climatic region information for Region V
17Single-phase split-system heat pumpsDec 31, 2019Products manufactured on or after Jan 1, 2020HSPF must be ≥ 7.39C656-14, as applied using the generalized climatic region information for Region V

[am. B.C. Regs. 29/2018, Sch. 1, s. 20; 35/2021, s. 18.]

Part 6 — Water Heaters

Definitions

35   In this Part:

"bottom inlet" has the same meaning as in the federal regulation;

"CAN/CSA C191-04" means CSA standard CAN/CSA C191-04 entitled Performance of Electric Storage Tank Water Heaters for Domestic Hot Water Service;

"CAN/CSA P.3-04" means CSA standard CAN/CSA P.3-04 entitled Testing Method for Measuring Energy Consumption and Determining Efficiencies of Gas-Fired Storage Water Heaters;

"electric storage-type water heater" means a water heater that has

(a) a hot water storage tank that uses electricity to heat the water,

(b) a top inlet or bottom inlet, and

(c) a rated storage capacity of 50 to 454 litres;

"heat trap", in relation to an electric storage-type water heater, means a device or pipe configuration that

(a) is integrally connected or independently attached to the water inlet or water outlet of the electric storage-type water heater, and

(b) creates a thermal or mechanical seal to minimize the recirculation of water resulting from natural thermal convection between the hot water storage tank and the water inlet or water outlet of the hot water storage tank;

"natural gas or propane storage-type water heater" means a water heater that has

(a) a hot water storage tank that uses natural gas or propane to heat the water,

(b) a rated storage capacity of 76 to 380 litres, and

(c) an input rating of less than or equal to 21.98 kW (75 000 BTU/h);

"responsible person", in relation to an electric storage-type water heater, means

(a) the person who installs the electric storage-type water heater, and

(b) the person who has control over the installation of the electric storage-type water heater in the premises;

"V", in relation to an electric storage-type water heater or a natural gas or propane storage-type water heater, means the volume in litres of the rated storage capacity of the water heater.

[am. B.C. Reg. 35/2021, s. 19.]

Label exemption for water heaters compliant with federal Act

36   An energy efficiency verification label 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,

(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.

[am. B.C. Reg. 29/2018, Sch. 1, s. 5.]

Installation of electric storage-type water heaters

37   (1) A responsible person must ensure that a functioning heat trap is installed with an electric storage-type water heater, as follows:

(a) in the case of an electric storage-type water heater with a top inlet, at the water inlet and at the water outlet;

(b) in the case of an electric storage-type water heater with a bottom inlet, at the water outlet.

(2) A responsible person must also ensure that insulation with a minimum RSI of 0.70 m2×K/W, as determined in accordance with ASTM C518-10, is installed with the heat trap required under subsection (1), as follows:

(a) in the case of a heat trap that is integrally connected to the electric storage-type water heater,

(i) on the first 3 metres of exposed water inlet piping upstream of the hot water storage tank, and

(ii) on the first 3 metres of exposed water outlet piping downstream of the hot water storage tank;

(b) in the case of a heat trap that is independently attached to the electric storage-type water heater,

(i) on the first 3 metres of exposed water inlet piping upstream of the hot water storage tank,

(ii) on the first 3 metres of exposed water outlet piping downstream of the hot water storage tank, and

(iii) on the water inlet and water outlet piping between the hot water storage tank and the heat trap.

Efficiency standards for water heaters

38   The following efficiency standards table sets out the efficiency standards for energy devices that are water heaters:

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
1Electric storage-type water heaters having a top inlet and a rated storage capacity of 50 to 270 litresSept 1, 2010Products manufactured on or after Sept 2, 2010Standby loss (in watts) must be ≤ 25 + (0.20 × V)CAN/CSA C191-04
2Electric storage-type water heaters having a top inlet and a rated storage capacity of 271 to 454 litresSept 1, 2010Products manufactured on or after Sept 2, 2010Standby loss (in watts) must be ≤ (0.472 × V) − 48.5CAN/CSA C191-04
3Electric storage-type water heaters having a bottom inlet and a rated storage capacity of 50 to 270 litresSept 1, 2010Products manufactured on or after Sept 2, 2010Standby loss (in watts) must be ≤ 40 + (0.20 × V)CAN/CSA C191-04
4Electric storage-type water heaters having a bottom inlet and a rated storage capacity of 271 to 454 litresSept 1, 2010Products manufactured on or after Sept 2, 2010Standby loss (in watts) must be ≤ (0.472 × V) − 33.5CAN/CSA C191-04
5Natural gas or propane storage-type water heatersSept 1, 2010Products manufactured on or after Sept 2, 2010Energy factor must be ≥ 0.70 − (0.0005 × V)CAN/CSA P.3-04

Part 7 — Lighting Products

Definitions

39   In this Part:

"ANSI C78.79-2014" means ANSI standard ANSI C78.79-2014 entitled Nomenclature for Envelope Shapes Intended for Use with Electric Lamps;

"ANSI C81.64-2005" means ANSI standard ANSI C81.64-2005 entitled Guidelines and General Information for Electric Lamp Bases, Lampholders, and Gauges;

"CAN/CSA C239-94" means CSA standard CAN/CSA C239-94 entitled Performance Standard for Dusk-to-Dawn Luminaires;

"CAN/CSA C654-M91" means CSA standard CAN/CSA C654-M91 entitled Fluorescent Lamp Ballast Efficacy Measurements;

"CAN/CSA C819-95" means CSA standard CAN/CSA C819-95 entitled Performance of General Service Fluorescent Lamps;

"CAN/CSA C861-10" means CSA standard CAN/CSA C861-10 (R2015) entitled Performance of self-ballasted compact fluorescent lamps and ballasted adapters;

"CAN/CSA C861-95" means CSA standard CAN/CSA C861-95 entitled Performance of Compact Fluorescent Lamps and Ballasted Adapters;

"CIE 13.3-1995" means CIE standard CIE 13.3-1995 entitled Method of Measuring and Specifying Colour Rendering Properties of Light Sources;

"compact fluorescent lamp" means a self-ballasted compact fluorescent lamp that incorporates a screwbase;

"CRI" means colour rendering index;

"dusk-to-dawn area luminaire" means a 120 volt input, 60 Hz luminaire that has a photocell controller and provides automatic dusk-to-dawn area illumination;

"fluorescent lamp ballast for a 120 volt input" means a fluorescent lamp ballast that is designed

(a) for a 120 volt input, and

(b) to operate F32T8 rapid-start fluorescent lamps that have a CRI of greater than 75;

"fluorescent lamp ballast other than for a 120 volt input" means a fluorescent lamp ballast in a fluorescent luminaire installed in an industrial, a commercial or a residential location, but does not include a fluorescent lamp ballast for a 120 volt input;

"general service incandescent lamp" has the same meaning as "general service lamp" in section 433 (1) [definition of general service lamp] of the federal regulation but does not include a lamp described in section 434 (2) (a) [limits] of that regulation;

"IES" means the Illuminating Engineering Society;

"IES LM-45-15" means IES standard IES LM-45-15 entitled IES Approved Method for the Electrical and Photometric Measurement of General Service Incandescent Filament Lamps;

"IES LM-49-12" means IES standard IES LM-49-12 entitled IES Approved Method For Life Testing of Incandescent Filament Lamps;

"IES LM-65-14" means IES standard IES LM-65-14 entitled IES Approved Method for Life Testing of Single-Based Fluorescent Lamps;

"IES LM-79-08" means IES standard IES LM-79-08 entitled IES Approved Method for Electrical and Photometric Measurements of Solid-State Lighting Products;

"IES LM-84-14" means IES standard IES LM-84-14 entitled IES Approved Method for Measuring Luminous Flux and Color Maintenance of LED Lamps, Light Engines, and Luminaires;

"IES TM-28-14" means IES standard IES TM-28-14 entitled Projecting Long-Term Luminous Flux Maintenance of LED Lamps and Luminaires;

"modified spectrum lamp" has the same meaning as in section 424 [definitions] of the federal regulation;

"small diameter directional lamp" means a non-tubular lamp that

(a) has a diameter of not more than 57 mm,

(b) has at least 80% of light output within a solid angle of π steradians,

(c) has a base type of E26, G4, GU5.3, GU10 or GX5.3,

(d) has a luminous flux of more than 150 lm, and

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

but does not include a lamp excluded under section 39.1.

[am. B.C. Regs. 29/2018, Sch. 1, s. 21; 35/2021, s. 20.]

Excluded small diameter directional lamps

39.1   For the purpose of the definition of "small diameter directional lamp" in section 39, the following are excluded:

(a) a multifaceted reflector shape lamp that has

(i) a first number symbol equal to 16,

(ii) a nominal input voltage of 12 volts, and

(iii) a luminous flux of 800 lm or more;

(b) a reflector lamp that

(i) has a first number symbol less than 16, and

(ii) does not have a screw base type of E26/E24, E26d, E26/50x39, E26/53x39, E29/28, E29/53x39, E39, E39d, EP39 or EX39;

(c) a multifaceted reflector shape lamp that is designed and marketed for a specialty application that has a rated life of not more than 300 hours;

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

[en. B.C. Reg. 29/2018, Sch. 1, s. 22; am. B.C. Reg. 35/2021, s. 21.]

Label exemption for certain lamps compliant with federal Act

39.2   An energy efficiency verification label is not required for an energy device that is a compact fluorescent lamp or general service incandescent lamp if, in respect of the energy device,

(a) either of the following applies:

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

(ii) 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, and

(b) the manufacturer affixes to the packaging of the energy device the following information about the energy device:

(i) the light output of the energy device in lumens;

(ii) the power consumption of the energy device in watts;

(iii) the CRI of the energy device;

(iv) the rated life of the energy device in hours.

[en. B.C. Reg. 29/2018, Sch. 1, s. 22; am. B.C. Reg. 35/2021, s. 22.]

Additional efficiency standard for fluorescent lamp ballasts

40   (1) This section applies to a fluorescent lamp ballast for a 120 volt input, or a fluorescent lamp ballast other than for a 120 volt input, that has

(a) an application of operation set out in column 1 of the table in section 42 [minimum ballast efficacy factors for fluorescent lamp ballasts],

(b) a ballast input voltage set out in column 2 of the table in section 42, opposite the application of operation, and

(c) the total nominal lamp wattage set out in column 3 of the table in section 42, opposite the ballast input voltage.

(2) In addition to meeting the efficiency standards set out in column 4 in item 1 or 2, as applicable, of the efficiency standards table in section 41, a fluorescent lamp ballast to which this section applies must also meet or exceed the minimum ballast efficacy factor that, in the table in section 42, is set out in column 4 opposite the applicable ballast input voltage set out in column 2.

Efficiency standards for lighting products

41   The following efficiency standards table sets out the efficiency standards for energy devices that are lighting products:

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
1Fluorescent lamp ballasts other than for a 120 volt inputJan 1, 2009Products manufactured on or after Jan 2, 2009Must have a power factor ≥ 0.9CAN/CSA C654-M91
2Fluorescent lamp ballasts for a 120 volt inputJan 1, 2009Products manufactured on or after Jan 2, 2009Must have a power factor ≥ 0.5CAN/CSA C654-M91
3Compact fluorescent lampsApril 1, 1996Products manufactured between Apr 2, 1996 and Jan 1, 2020The standard set out in Clause 6.6 of CAN/CSA C861-95CAN/CSA C861-95
3.1Compact fluorescent lampsJan 1, 2020Products manufactured on or
after Jan 2, 2020
Efficacy must be ≥ 45 lm/W
CRI must be ≥ 80 for lamps other than modified spectrum lamps
CRI must be ≥ 75 for modified spectrum lamps
Must have a rated life of at least 1 000 hours
The procedures set out in all of the following:
(a) CAN/CSA C861-10;
(b) CIE 13.3-1995;
(c) IES LM-65-14.
4Dusk-to-dawn area luminairesJan 1, 1996Products manufactured on or after Jan 2, 1996The standard set out in CAN/CSA C239-94CAN/CSA C239-94
5Fluorescent lampsMay 15, 1996Products manufactured on or after May 16, 1996The standard set out in CAN/CSA C819-95CAN/CSA C819-95
6General service incandescent lamps
(for exclusions, see definition of "general service incandescent lamp" in section 39)
Jan 1, 2020Products manufactured on or after Jan 2, 2020Efficacy must be ≥ 45 lm/W
CRI must be ≥ 80 for lamps other than modified spectrum lamps
CRI must be ≥ 75 for modified spectrum lamps
Must have a rated life of at least 1 000 hours
The procedures set out in all of the following:
(a) IES LM-45-15;
(b) CIE 13.3-1995;
(c) IES LM-49-12.
7Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 35/2021, s. 23.]
8Small diameter directional lamps
(for exclusions, see section 39.1)
Jan 1, 2020Products manufactured on or after Jan 2, 2020Efficacy must be ≥ 45 lm/W
Must have a rated life of at least 25 000 hours
The procedures set out in all of the following:
(a) IES LM-79-08;
(b) IES LM-84-14;
(c) IES TM-28-14.

[am. B.C. Regs. 29/2018, Sch. 1, s. 23; 35/2021, s. 23.]

Minimum ballast efficacy factors for fluorescent lamp ballasts

42   For the purposes of section 40 [additional efficiency standard for fluorescent lamp ballasts], the following table sets out the minimum ballast efficacy factors:

Column 1
Application of Operation
Column 2
Ballast Input Voltage
Column 3
Total Nominal Lamp Wattage
Column 4
Minimum Ballast Efficacy Factor
(V)(W)(BEF)
One F40T12 lamp
Also for use on 40W/48T10/RS lamps
120402.29
277402.29
347402.22
One F34T12 lamp120342.61
277342.61
347342.53
Two F40T12 lamps
Also for use on 40W/48T10/RS lamps
120801.17
277801.17
347801.12
Two F34T12 lamps120681.35
277681.35
347681.29
Two F96T12(IS) lamps
Also for use on 60W/96T12/IS lamps
1201500.63
2771500.63
3471500.62
Two F96T12(ES) lamps1201200.77
2771200.77
3471200.76
Two 110W F96T12HO lamps1202200.390
2772200.390
3472200.380
Two F96T12HO(ES) lamps1201900.42
2771900.42
3471900.41
Two F32T8 lamps120641.250
277641.230
347641.200

Part 8 — Electric Motors

Definitions

43   In this Part:

"CAN/CSA C390-98" means CSA standard CAN/CSA C390-98 entitled Energy Efficiency Test Methods for Three-Phase Induction Motors;

"electric motor" means a machine that converts electrical power into rotational mechanical power and includes any such machine that is incorporated into any other product;

"enclosed motor" means an electric motor constructed in such a manner as to prevent the free exchange of air between the inside and outside of the case, but the case is not sufficiently enclosed to be termed airtight;

"explosion-proof construction" means an electric motor

(a) for which measures have been taken to prevent the possibility of the electric motor reaching excessive temperatures or producing arcs or sparks, or

(b) that is enclosed in a case that will withstand the explosion of any flammable gas or material that may enter the case, without being damaged and without transmitting an explosion outside of the case;

"general purpose electric motor" means

(a) an electric motor designed for usual service conditions, as described in section 44 (1), or

(b) an electric motor designed for unusual service conditions, as described in section 44 (2);

"integral gear assembly" means a product that is comprised of an electric motor and a gear mechanism that are combined in such a manner that

(a) the end bracket or mounting flange forms an integral part of both the electric motor and the gear mechanism, and

(b) if the electric motor and the gear mechanism are separated, only one of them remains intact;

"IP code" means an alpha numeric sequence indicating the degree of protection offered by an electric motor's enclosure from foreign object insertion and water ingress, as defined in section 5.2 of MG1;

"MG1" means NEMA Standards Publication MG1-2006, Motors and Generators;

"NEMA" means the National Electrical Manufacturers Association;

"open motor" means an electric motor with ventilating openings that permit passage of external cooling air over and around the windings of the electric motor.

[am. B.C. Reg. 35/2021, s. 24.]

General purpose electric motors

44   (1) An electric motor designed for usual service conditions is an electric motor that

(a) is designed for use under usual service conditions, as those conditions are described in MG1,

(b) is not restricted to a particular application or type of application, and

(c) meets both the standard operating requirements, as described in subsection (3), and the standard mechanical construction requirements, as described in subsection (4).

(2) An electric motor designed for unusual service conditions is an electric motor that

(a) is designed for

(i) use under unusual service conditions, as those conditions are described in MG1, or

(ii) a particular application or type of application,

(b) may be used for most general purpose applications, and

(c) meets either the standard operating requirements, as described in subsection (3), or the standard mechanical construction requirements, as described in subsection (4).

(3) For the purposes of subsections (1) (c) and (2) (c), the standard operating requirements for an electric motor are as follows:

(a) the electric motor is designed to standard horsepower and speed ratings in accordance with MG1 or IEC 60034-1:2004;

(b) the electric motor is rated for continuous duty operation or duty type S1, as defined in IEC standard 60034-1:2004;

(c) the electric motor has a rated voltage of not more than 600 volts AC;

(d) the electric motor has a rated frequency of 50/60 Hz or 60 Hz;

(e) the electric motor is a NEMA design A, B or C as defined by MG1, or IEC design H or N as defined in IEC standard 60034-12:2007;

(f) the electric motor is designed to operate at a single speed.

(4) For the purposes of subsections (1) (c) and (2) (c), the standard mechanical construction requirements for an electric motor are as follows:

(a) the electric motor is a three-phase electric induction motor of a squirrel cage or cage type design;

(b) the electric motor has open or enclosed construction, including explosion-proof construction;

(c) the electric motor is constructed to NEMA T frame or U frame dimensions, or to equivalent IEC dimensions;

(d) the electric motor has a 2-, 4-, 6- or 8-pole construction;

(e) the electric motor is of foot-mounted construction or flange-mounted construction;

(f) the electric motor has an IP code from 00 to 66.

Type 1 general purpose electric motors

45   (1) For the purposes of the efficiency standards table in section 47 [efficiency standards for general purpose electric motors] and the table in section 48 [nominal full load efficiency for type 1 general purpose electric motors], a general purpose electric motor is a type 1 general purpose electric motor if

(a) the general purpose electric motor is one of the following electric motors:

(i) a close-coupled pump motor;

(ii) a vertically-mounted solid shaft normal thrust motor;

(iii) a fire pump motor;

(iv) a NEMA design B motor with a rated size of 201 to 500 hp, or an IEC design N motor of a size of 151 to 375 kW, or

(b) the general purpose electric motor has one or more of the following characteristics:

(i) a U frame, or equivalent IEC dimensions;

(ii) a NEMA design C, or IEC design H;

(iii) a footless construction;

(iv) an 8-pole construction;

(v) an integral gear assembly.

(2) For the purposes of the efficiency standard referred to in column 4 in item 1 of the efficiency standards table in section 47, the applicable minimum nominal full load efficiency of a type 1 general purpose electric motor is determined by using the table in section 48, as follows:

(a) for an open motor with a rated power set out in column 1 of the table in section 48, the applicable minimum nominal full load efficiency is the motor efficiency set out in column 2

(i) opposite the rated power of the open motor, and

(ii) in the sub-column that corresponds to the number of poles in the open motor;

(b) for an enclosed motor with a rated power set out in column 1 of the table in section 48, the applicable minimum nominal full load efficiency is the motor efficiency set out in column 3

(i) opposite the rated power of the enclosed motor, and

(ii) in the sub-column that corresponds to the number of poles in the enclosed motor.

Type 2 general purpose electric motors

46   (1) For the purposes of the efficiency standards table in section 47 [efficiency standards for general purpose electric motors] and the table in section 49 [nominal full load efficiency for type 2 general purpose electric motors], a general purpose electric motor is a type 2 general purpose electric motor if the general purpose electric motor has all of the following characteristics:

(a) a rated size of 1 to 200 hp, or an IEC design motor of a size of 0.746 to 150 kW;

(b) a 2-, 4- or 6-pole construction;

(c) a NEMA T frame, or IEC frame designation of 90 or above;

(d) a NEMA design A or B, or IEC design N;

(e) a standard shaft, R-shaft or S-shaft or an IEC equivalent.

(2) For the purposes of the efficiency standard referred to in column 4 in item 2 of the efficiency standards table in section 47, the applicable minimum nominal full load efficiency of a type 2 general purpose electric motor is determined by using the table in section 49, as follows:

(a) for an open motor with a rated power set out in column 1 of the table in section 49, the applicable minimum nominal full load efficiency is the motor efficiency set out in column 2

(i) opposite the rated power of the open motor, and

(ii) in the sub-column that corresponds to the number of poles in the open motor;

(b) for an enclosed motor with a rated power set out in column 1 of the table in section 49, the applicable minimum nominal full load efficiency is the motor efficiency set out in column 3

(i) opposite the rated power of the enclosed motor, and

(ii) in the sub-column that corresponds to the number of poles in the enclosed motor.

Efficiency standards for general purpose electric motors

47   The following efficiency standards table sets out the efficiency standards for energy devices that are general purpose electric motors:

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
1Type 1 general purpose electric motorsJan 1, 2011Products manufactured on or after Jan 2, 2011Nominal full load efficiency must be ≥ the applicable nominal full load efficiency set out in the table in section 48 of this regulationCAN/CSA C390-98
All motors must be tested in a horizontal configuration
2Type 2 general purpose electric motorsJan 1, 2011Products manufactured on or after Jan 2, 2011Nominal full load efficiency must be ≥ the applicable nominal full load efficiency set out in the table in section 49 of this regulationCAN/CSA C390-98
All motors must be tested in a horizontal configuration

Nominal full load efficiency for type 1 general purpose electric motors

48   For the purposes of the efficiency standard referred to in column 4 in item 1 of the efficiency standards table in section 47 [efficiency standards for general purpose electric motors], the following table sets out the nominal full load efficiency for type 1 general purpose electric motors:

Motor Efficiency (%)
Column 1
Rated Power
Column 2
Open Motors Number of Poles
Column 3
Enclosed Motors Number of Poles
(hp)(kW)24682468
10.7575.582.580.074.075.582.580.074.0
1.51.182.584.084.075.582.584.085.577.0
21.584.084.085.585.584.084.086.582.5
32.284.086.586.586.585.587.587.584.0
-3.084.086.586.586.585.587.587.584.0
53.785.587.587.587.587.587.587.585.5
-4.085.587.587.587.587.587.587.585.5
7.55.587.588.588.588.588.589.589.585.5
107.588.589.590.289.589.589.589.588.5
151189.591.090.289.590.291.090.288.5
201590.291.091.090.290.291.090.289.5
251991.091.791.790.291.092.491.789.5
302291.092.492.491.091.092.491.791.0
403091.793.093.091.091.793.093.091.0
503792.493.093.091.792.493.093.091.7
604593.093.693.692.493.093.693.691.7
755593.094.193.693.693.094.193.693.0
1007593.094.194.193.693.694.594.193.0
1259093.694.594.193.694.594.594.193.6
15011093.695.094.593.694.595.095.093.6
-13294.595.094.593.695.095.095.094.1
20015094.595.094.593.695.095.095.094.1
25018594.595.495.494.595.495.095.094.5
30022595.095.495.4-95.495.495.0-
35026095.095.495.4-95.495.495.0-
40030095.495.4--95.495.4--
45033595.895.8--95.495.4--
50037595.895.8--95.495.8--

Nominal full load efficiency for type 2 general purpose electric motors

49   For the purposes of the efficiency standard referred to in column 4 in item 2 of the efficiency standards table in section 47 [efficiency standards for general purpose electric motors], the following table sets out the nominal full load efficiency for type 2 general purpose electric motors:

Motor Efficiency (%)
Column 1
Rated Power
Column 2
Open Motors Number of Poles
Column 3
Enclosed Motors Number of Poles
(hp)(kW)246246
10.7577.085.582.577.085.582.5
1.51.184.086.586.584.086.587.5
21.585.586.587.585.586.588.5
32.285.589.588.586.589.589.5
-3.086.589.589.588.589.589.5
53.786.589.589.588.589.589.5
-4.086.589.589.588.589.589.5
7.55.588.591.090.289.591.791.0
107.589.591.791.790.291.791.0
151190.293.091.791.092.491.7
201591.093.092.491.093.091.7
251991.793.693.091.793.693.0
302291.794.193.691.793.693.0
403092.494.194.192.494.194.1
503793.094.594.193.094.594.1
604593.695.094.593.695.094.5
755593.695.094.593.695.494.5
1007593.695.495.094.195.495.0
1259094.195.495.095.095.495.0
15011094.195.895.495.095.895.8
-13295.095.895.495.496.295.8
20015095.095.895.495.496.295.8

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.

[en. B.C. Reg. 35/2021, s. 25.]

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.

[en. B.C. Reg. 35/2021, s. 25.]

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.

[en. B.C. Reg. 35/2021, s. 25.]

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.

[en. B.C. Reg. 35/2021, s. 25.]

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:

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
1Desktop computer, mobile gaming system or thin client with ES ≤ 250June 30, 2021Products manufactured on or after July 1, 2021TEC must be ≤ 50 kWh/yr + allowance for applicable adders
Must be shipped with energy compliant power management settings
ENERGY STAR test method for computers
2Desktop computer, mobile gaming system or thin client with ES > 250 and ≤ 425June 30, 2021 Products manufactured on or after July 1, 2021TEC must be ≤ 60 kWh/yr + allowance for applicable adders
Must be shipped with energy compliant power management settings
ENERGY STAR test method for computers
3Desktop computer, mobile gaming system or thin client with ES > 425 and ≤ 690June 30, 2021Products 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

[en. B.C. Reg. 35/2021, s. 25.]

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):

ItemColumn 1
Interface Type
Column 2
Interface Score
1USB 2.0 or less5
2USB 3.0 or 3.1 Generation 110
3USB 3.1 Generation 215
4USB port or Thunderbolt 3.0 or greater that can provide ≤ 30 watts of power20
5USB port or Thunderbolt 3.0 or greater that can provide ≥ 30 watts of power and < 60 watts of power30
6USB port or Thunderbolt 3.0 or greater that can provide ≥ 60 watts of power and < 100 watts of power60
7USB port or Thunderbolt 3.0 or greater that can provide ≥ 100 watts of power100
8Unconnected USB 2.0 motherboard header10
9Unconnected USB 3.0 or 3.1 Generation 1 motherboard header20
10PCI mechanical slot other than PCIe x1625
11PCIe x16 or higher mechanical slot75
12Thunderbolt 2.0 or less20
13M.2, other than M.2 key M10
14IDE, SATA, eSATA15
15M.2 key M, SATA express, U.225
16Integrated liquid cooling50
17Either

(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

[en. B.C. Reg. 35/2021, s. 25.]

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:

ItemColumn 1
Description of Adder
Column 2
Allowance
(kWh/yr)
1System memory4 + (0.15 × C)
2Energy-efficient ethernet0.9 per computer
3Storage device with 8.89 centimetre (3.5 inch) drive26
4Storage device with 6.35 centimetre (2.5 inch) drive4.5
5Storage device with solid-state drive0.5
6Storage device with solid-state hybrid drive1.0
7Storage device, other than storage device to which item 3, 4, 5 or 6 applies26
8Additional discrete GPU11 per GPU
9Add-in card10 per card
10Video surveillance card25 per card
11Wired ethernet or fibre card with a transmit rate of 10 gigabytes per second or more25 per card
12High bandwidth system memory22.78 × tanh [0.006 × (S − 70) + 0.15] − 12.33

[en. B.C. Reg. 35/2021, s. 25.]

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:

ItemColumn 1
Diagonal Measurement of Display
Column 2
Allowance (kWh/yr)
1≤ 20 inches(8.76 × 0.35 × (1 + EP value) × [(4.2 × r) + 5.7]) × 0.8
2> 20 inches and < 23 inches(8.76 × 0.35 × (1 + EP value) × [(4.2 × r) + (0.02 × A) + 2.2]) × 0.8
3≥ 23 inches and < 25 inches(8.76 × 0.35 × (1 + EP value) × [(4.2 × r) + (0.04 × A) − 2.4]) × 0.8
4≥ 25 inches(8.76 × 0.35 × (1 + EP value) × [(4.2 × r) + (0.07 × A) − 10.2]) × 0.8

[en. B.C. Reg. 35/2021, s. 25.]

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:

ItemColumn 1
Description of Integrated Display
Column 2
EP Value
1Integrated display with colour gamut support of 32.9% of CIELUV or greater (99% or more of defined sRGB colours)0.20
2Integrated display with colour gamut support of 38.4% of CIELUV or greater (99% or more of defined Adobe RGB colours)0.60
3Integrated display that is not an enhanced performance integrated display0

[en. B.C. Reg. 35/2021, s. 25.]

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:

ItemColumn 1
Description of Adder
Column 2
Allowance (kWh/yr)
1First 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
2First 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)
3First 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)

[en. B.C. Reg. 35/2021, s. 25.]

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
C=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.

[en. B.C. Reg. 35/2021, s. 25.]

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.

[en. B.C. Reg. 35/2021, s. 25.]

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.

[en. B.C. Reg. 35/2021, s. 25.]

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:

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
1Notebook computer or portable all-in-one computerJune 30, 2021Products manufactured on or after July 1, 2021TEC 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

[en. B.C. Reg. 35/2021, s. 25.]

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:

ItemColumn 1
Description of Adder
Column 2
Energy Consumption (kWh/yr)
1System memory4 + (0.15 × C)
2Energy-efficient ethernet0.9 per computer
3Storage device2.6 per storage device
4Integrated display[8.76 × 0.3 × (1 + EP value)] × [(4.3 × r) + (0.0263 × A)]
5First discrete GPU14.7 × tanh (0.008 × B − 0.03) + 5.5 + (0.0055 × B)
6Additional discrete GPU5.5 per GPU
7Add-in card5 per card
8Video surveillance card12.5 per card
9Wired ethernet or fibre card with a transmit rate of 10 gigabytes per second or more12.5 per card
10High bandwidth system memory9.11 × tanh [0.006 × (S − 70) + 0.15] − 4.45

[en. B.C. Reg. 35/2021, s. 25.]

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
C=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
C=the result, in gigabytes, determined for the value of "C" in the formula set out in subsection (3).

[en. B.C. Reg. 35/2021, s. 25.]

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.

[en. B.C. Reg. 35/2021, s. 25.]

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.

[en. B.C. Reg. 35/2021, s. 25.]

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.

[en. B.C. Reg. 35/2021, s. 25.]

Efficiency standards for computer monitors

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

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
1Computer monitor June 30, 2020Products manufactured on or after July 1, 2021Maximum 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

[en. B.C. Reg. 35/2021, s. 25.]

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:

ItemColumn 1
Resolution,
in Megapixels (MP)
Column 2
Diagonal Screen Size,
in Inches
Column 3
Maximum On-mode Power
Consumption, in Watts
1≤ 5.0 MP≥ 17 and ≤ 20(6.0 × r) + (0.025 × A) + 3.7
2≤ 5.0 MP> 20 and < 23(4.2 × r) + (0.02 × A) + 2.2
3≤ 5.0 MP≥ 23 and < 25(4.2 × r) + (0.04 × A) − 2.4
4≤ 5.0 MP≥ 25 and < 30(4.2 × r) + (0.07 × A) − 10.2
5≤ 5.0 MP≥ 30 and ≤ 61(6.0 × r) + (0.1 × A) − 14.5
6> 5.0 MP≥ 17 and ≤ 2025 + (0.025 × A) + 3.7
7> 5.0 MP> 20 and < 2325 + (0.02 × A) + 2.2
8> 5.0 MP≥ 23 and < 2525 + (0.04 × A) − 2.4
9> 5.0 MP≥ 25 and < 3025 + (0.07 × A) − 10.2
10> 5.0 MP≥ 30 and ≤ 6125 + (0.1 × A) − 14.5

[en. B.C. Reg. 35/2021, s. 25.]

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:

ItemColumn 1
Description of Adder
Column 2
Allowance
1EPD monitor with colour gamut support of 32.9% of CIELUV or greater (99% or more of defined sRGB colours)Eon_max × 0.20
2EPD monitor with colour gamut support of 38.4% of CIELUV or greater (99% or more of defined Adobe RGB colours)Eon_max × 0.60
3Gaming monitor without incremental hardware-based assistanceEon_max × 0.20
4Gaming monitor with incremental hardware-based assistanceEon_max × 0.30
5OLED monitorEon_max × 0.20
6Curved monitorEon_max × 0.20

[en. B.C. Reg. 35/2021, s. 25.]

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.

[en. B.C. Reg. 35/2021, s. 25.]

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.

[en. B.C. Reg. 35/2021, s. 25.]

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:

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
1High expandability computer, mobile workstation or workstation other than rack-mounted workstationJune 30, 2021Products manufactured on or after July 1, 2021Must 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
2Rack-mounted workstationJune 30, 2021Products manufactured on or after July 1, 2021Must 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
3Small-scale serverJune 30, 2021Products manufactured on or after July 1, 2021Must 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

[en. B.C. Reg. 35/2021, s. 25.]

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.

[en. B.C. Reg. 35/2021, s. 25.]

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
C=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.

[en. B.C. Reg. 35/2021, s. 25.]

[Provisions relevant to the enactment of this regulation: Energy Efficiency Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 114, ss. 2 and 6.]