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Miscellaneous refrigeration products

Energy Efficiency Regulations

Regulatory definition

Miscellaneous refrigeration product, a household refrigeration product, which includes a cooler and combination cooler refrigeration product, but does not include a refrigerator, refrigerator-freezer or freezer.

Compliance date 

Manufactured on or after October 28, 2019

Compliant product models

Miscellaneous refrigeration products as listed on NRCan’s searchable database

Labelling requirements

EnerGuide label required

Testing standard

10 C.F.R. Appendix A (Appendix A to Subpart B, Part 430 of Title 10 to the United States Code of Federal Regulations)

Energy efficiency regulations by province

Some provinces also have their own energy efficiency regulations for many of the federally regulated products – find out which ones!

Energy efficiency standard

Energy performance standard for miscellaneous refrigeration products

Product type Maximum annual energy consumption, kWh/yr
Coolers
1 Built-in compact 7.88 AV + 155.8
2 Built-in 7.88 AV + 155.8
3 Freestanding compact 7.88 AV + 155.8
4 Freestanding 7.88 AV + 155.8

Combination coolers

C-3A Cooler with all-refrigerator - automatic defrost 4.57 AV + 130.4
C-3A-BI Built-in cooler with all-refrigerator - automatic defrost 5.19 AV + 147.8
C-9 Cooler with upright freezers with automatic defrost without an automatic icemaker 5.58 AV + 147.7
C-9-BI Built-in cooler with upright freezer with automatic defrost without an automatic icemaker 6.38 AV + 168.8
C-9I Cooler with upright freezer with automatic defrost with an automatic icemaker 5.58 AV + 231.7
C-9I-BI Built-in cooler with upright freezer with automatic defrost with an automatic icemaker 6.38 AV + 252.8
C-13A Compact cooler with all-refrigerator - automatic defrost 5.93 AV + 193.7
C-13A-BI Built-in compact cooler with all-refrigerator - automatic defrost 6.52 AV + 213.1

AV = adjusted volume in cubic feet
kWh/yr = kilowatt-hours per year

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
  • whether a mathematical model as defined in the Regulations was used to generate any of the information provided below
  • type
  • adjusted volume
  • annual energy consumption in kilowatt-hours

Download the energy efficiency report 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.

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