Ice-makers

Energy Efficiency Regulations

Note:

Amendment 14 to the Energy Efficiency Regulations was published in Canada Gazette Part II on October 31, 2018. While some provisions come into force upon publication, most provisions of this Amendment will come into force on April 30, 2019. The Guide to the Regulations will be updated with new requirements for affected products in time for the coming-into-force of the Amendment.

Regulatory definition

Ice-maker, a factory-assembled automatic ice-maker that has a capacity of at least 23 kg/day (51 pounds per day) but not more than 1 814 kg/day (4,000 pounds per day) and that produces cubed, flaked, crushed or fragmented ice in either a batch or a continuous process.  

Compliance date

Manufactured on or after January 28, 2018 with a capacity of not more than 1 814 kg/day (4,000 pounds per day)

Compliant product models

Ice-makers as listed on NRCan’s seachable database

Testing standard

C742-15

Energy efficiency regulations by province

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

Energy efficiency standard

Energy performance standard for ice-makers
Product type Type of
cooling
Production of
ice, Hm, kg/24h
Maximum
energy use, kJ/kg
Energy performance standard for continuous-type ice-makers
Ice-making head Water < 363 514.29–0.467Hm
≥ 363 and < 1134 344.45
≥ 1134 and < 1814 344.45
Ice-making head Air < 141 729.38–1.101Hm
≥ 141 and < 372 653.19–0.560Hm
≥ 372 and < 1814 445.25
Remote
condensing (but
not remote
compressor)
Air < 363 769.85–1.015Hm
≥ 363 and < 1814 401.59
Remote
condensing and
remote
compressor
Air < 363 785.73–1.015Hm
≥ 363 and < 1814 417.47
Self-contained Water < 408 603.18–0.528Hm
≥ 408 and < 1134 387.31
≥ 1134 and < 1814 387.31
Self-contained Air < 91 1128.59–5.249Hm
≥ 91 and < 318 751.6–1.092Hm
≥ 318 and < 1814 404.77
Energy performance standard for batch-type ice-makers
Ice-making head Water < 136 546.04–0.962Hm
≥ 136 and < 386 460.33–0.334Hm
≥ 386 and < 680 350.80–0.049Hm
≥ 680 and < 1134 317.47
≥ 1134 and < 1814 317.47
Ice-making head Air < 136 793.66–2.157Hm
≥ 136 and < 363 559.53–0.437Hm
≥ 363 and < 680 440.48–0.110Hm
≥ 680 and < 1814 365.88
Remote condensing
(but not remote
compressor)
Air 23 and < 454 632.55–0.598Hm
≥ 454 and < 1814 361.12
Remote condensing
and remote
compressor
Air < 427 632.55–0.598Hm
≥ 427 and < 1814 376.99
Self-contained Water < 91 753.98–3.324Hm
≥ 91 and < 1134 452.39
≥ 1134 and
< 1814
452.39
Self-contained Air < 50 1173.83–8.206Hm
≥ 50 and < 91 985.73–4.432Hm
≥ 91 and < 1814 583.34
Minimum efficiency requirements for ice storage bins
Ice storage bin capacity (kg) Minimum storage effectiveness (%)
< 70 60
70-99 70
100-200 75
˃200 80
Hm = Hm = metric capacity in kg/day
kJ/kg = kilojoules per kilogram
kg = kilograms

Energy efficiency report requirements

  • name of product
  • brand name
  • model number
  • manufacturer
  • name of the certification body or province whose verification mark will be on the product or its package
  • ice-making capacity, in kg/day
  • configurations
    • ice-making mechanism and condenser in a single package
    • self-contained
    • remote condenser but no remote compressor, or remote condenser and remote compressor
  • ice-making process, namely, batch process or continuous process
  • condensing unit type, namely, air-cooled or water-cooled
  • the input energy rating in kJ/kg (kWh/100 lbs) of ice
  • if product has an ice storage bin, the bin capacity, in kg, and its storage effectiveness, as a percentage

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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.