Clothes Washers and Household-Style Commercial Clothes Washers

Energy Efficiency Regulations

Regulatory definition

Electrically operated clothes washer that does not require mechanical fastening to a floor or wall, is top- or front- loaded and has an internal control system that regulates the water temperature without the need for user intervention after the machine is set in operation. 

Compliance Date

Household clothes washers

  • Tier I: manufactured on or after March 7, 2015 and before January 1, 2018
  • Tier II: manufactured on or after January 1, 2018

Household-style commercial clothes washers

  • Tier I: manufactured on or after January 8, 2013 and before January 1, 2018
  • Tier II: manufactured on or after January 1, 2018

EnerGuide Label

Required on household clothes washers
Voluntary on household-style commercial clothes washers

List of Compliant Models

Test standard

CAN/CSA-C360-13

Energy Efficiency Standard
Household Clothes Washers

 

Rotational and Axis Size Integrated Modified Energy Factor
L/kWh/cycle
Tier I Tier II
Vertical-axis compact ≥ 24.35

 

≥ 32.56

 

Vertical-axis standard ≥ 36.53

 

≥ 44.46

 

Horizontal-axis compact ≥ 32.00

 

≥ 32.00

 

Horizontal-axis standard ≥ 52.10

 

≥ 52.10

 

Household-Style Commercial Clothes Washers
Rotational Axis and Size Modified Energy Factor Modified Energy Factor
L/kWh/cycle L/kWh/cycle
Tier I Tier II
Vertical-axis ≥ 45.31

 

≥ 38.23

 

Horizontal-axis ≥ 56.63 ≥  56.63

Energy Efficiency Report Requirements

  • name of product;
  • brand name;
  • model number;
  • manufacturer;
  • the name of the certification body or province whose verification mark will be on the product or its package;
  • integrated modified energy factor in L/kWh/cycle;
  • annual energy consumption in kWh per year;
  • size category: compact or standard;
  • capacity, in L, of clothes washer’s container;
  • integrated water consumption factor in litres per cycle per litre;
  • maximum wash temperature available: less than or equal to 57.2°C or greater than 57.2°C;
  • wash rinse temperature selections listed in Table 5 of CAN/CSA-C360-13;
  • water fill control system: manual or adaptive;
  • rotational axis of clothes washer container: horizontal or vertical; and
  • method for payment, if any.

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.