Commercial Refrigerators, Refrigerator-Freezers and Freezers

Energy Efficiency Regulations

Regulatory Definition

Commercial Refrigerator:

A self-contained refrigerator that uses or is designed to be used with a vapour-compression refrigeration system and whose compartments are all designed for the display or storage of food, beverages or flowers at temperatures at or above 0°C. It does not include a household refrigerator, refrigerated buffet table, refrigerated preparation table or walk-in commercial refrigerator.

Commercial Refrigerator-Freezer:

A self-contained refrigerator-freezer that uses or is designed to be used with a vapour-compression refrigeration system and that has two or more compartments, at least one of which is designed for the display or storage of food and beverages at temperatures at or above 0°C and at least one of which is designed for the freezing and display or storage of food and beverages at temperatures below 0°C. It does not include a household refrigerator-freezer or walk-in commercial refrigerator-freezer.

Commercial Freezer:

A self-contained freezer, other than a household freezer or walk-in commercial freezer, that uses or is designed to be used with a vapour-compression refrigeration system and whose compartments  are  all  designed  for  the  freezing  and  display  or storage of food, beverages or ice.

Compliance Date

Commercial refrigerators that are closed, commercial refrigerator-freezers that are closed and not transparent and commercial freezers that are closed: manufactured on or after January 1. 2010.

Commercial Refrigerators that are open, commercial refrigerator-freezers that are open or transparent and commercial freezers that are open: manufactured on or after January 1, 2012.

 

List of Compliant Models

 

Test Standard

CSA C657-2015

Energy Efficiency Standard
Product Type Edaily
Commercial Refrigerators Not transparent ≤ 0.00353  V + 2.04
Transparent ≤ 0.00424  V + 3.34
Transparent with pull-down temperature reduction capability ≤ 0.00445  V + 3.51
Open CSA C657, Table 5
Commercial Refrigerator-Freezers Not transparent ≤ the greater of (0.00953 AV – 0.71) and 0.70
Open or transparent CSA C657, Table 5
Commercial Freezers Not transparent ≤ 0.01413  V + 1.38
Transparent ≤ 0.02649  V + 4.10
Open CSA C657, Table 5

Edaily - daily energy consumption in kWh
AV - adjusted volume in litres
V – volume in litres

Energy Efficiency Report Requirements

  • name of product (commercial refrigerator, refrigerator-freezer or freezer);
  • brand name;
  • manufacturer;
  • model number;
  • the name of the certification body or province whose verification mark will be on the product or its package;
  • Edaily;
  • for each of its compartments:
    • its equipment class designation and its TDA (total display area), V or AV, as applicable, and
    • if it is tested at its lowest temperature  setting, the integrated average temperature, expressed in degrees Celsius, at the lowest temperature setting.

Download the energy efficiency reporting template.

This document does not constitute part of the Energy Efficiency Act (Act) or its associated regulations.  This document is an administrative document that is intended to facilitate compliance by the regulated party with the Act and its associated regulations. This document is not intended to provide legal advice regarding the interpretation of the Act or its associated regulations. If a regulated party has questions about their legal obligations or responsibilities under the Act or its associated regulations, they should seek the advice of legal counsel.