ENERGUIDE & ENERCHOICE

EnerGuide & EnerChoice Overview

Check out this quick video for an overview about the EnerGuide for Gas Fireplaces program, the EnerChoice trademark and what it stands for, and how the gas fireplace industry is working on promoting energy efficiency. Visit www.EnerChoice.org for our database of products, or contact us at energuide@hpbacanada.org if you have further questions about this program.

Energuide & Enerchoice Labels

Label template usage instructions:

Instructions for the usage of the PDF label forms. The PDF forms are preformatted for standard labels: AVERY #8164 (for INKJET printer), AVERY #3164 (for LASER printer).

Labels with the EnerGuide logo and EnerChoice website

Energuide Label_6up_Enerchoice.pdf

To use the EnerChoice label appliances must meet these thresholds: 

  • Vented Gas Fireplace Inserts – over 61% 
  • Freestanding Gas Stoves – over 66% 
  • Zero Clearance Gas Vented Fireplaces  – over 62.4% 

Labels with the EnerGuide logo 

EnerGuide Label_6up.pdf 

Labels for Vented Decorative Gas Appliances 

EnerGuide Label_6up_Decorative Model.pdf

Usage of the label:

  1. The label forms are formatted Adobe PDF documents.
  2. A current version of Adobe Acrobat Reader can be downloaded at www.adobe.com. We recommend version 7 or above.
  3. After opening Adobe Acrobat Reader, choose the label form required:
    a) Select File.
    b) Select Open.
    c) Browse to the label form needed.
    d) Select the label form.
  4. After selecting the required PDF document enter the efficiency rating and appliance model:
    a) To change the efficiency rating, highlight ENTER % on the form and type in the rating percentage.
    b) To change the appliance model number, highlight on the form enter appliance model here and enter the appliance model number.
  5. Insert the label properly into your printer (AVERY 8164 for inkjet, AVERY 3164 for laser printer).
  6. Select file then print from AdobeAcrobat.
  7. Select your printer
  8. Select OK to print.
  9. Repeat procedures 4 to 8 to print another label type.

BC Energy Efficiency Act

Includes amendments up to BC Reg. 29/2018, March 6, 2018
Item
Energy Device
Prescribed Date
(s. 2 (3) (a) of Act)
Manufacturing Period
Efficiency
Standard
Testing
Procedure
12 Gas fireplaces Jan 1,  2007 Products manufactured between Jan 2, 2007 and Dec 31, 2018 Not 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
12.1 Vented gas fireplace heaters Dec 31, 2018 Products manufactured on or after Jan 1, 2019 FE rating must be ≥ 50%
Must have pilot-ondemand, interrupted or intermittent ignition system
Must not have standing pilot light
CAN/CSA P.4.1-15
12.2 Vented decorative gas appliances Dec 31, 2018 Products manufactured on or after Jan 1, 2019 FE rating must be ≥ 50%
Must have pilot-ondemand, interrupted or intermittent ignition system
Must not have standing pilot light
CAN/CSA P.4.1-15

Definitions

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;
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;
FE rating means the annual fireplace efficiency rating of a gas fireplace, vented gas fireplace heater or vented decorative gas appliance;
gas fireplace means a gas fireplace that uses propane or natural gas, including an insert or free-standing stove;
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.]

 

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.]

CAN/CSA P.4.1 Gas Fireplace Efficiency Testing Method Changes (2009 & 2015)

Information below summarizes the differences between the two most recent versions of the CAN/CSA P.4.1 Testing method for measuring annual fireplace efficiency. The two versions compared here are the 2009 version and the current 2015 version. This information is also available in the Preface of the CAN/CSA P.4.1-15 standard.

For the most part, the testing method specified in this Standard is consistent with the test method published in the United States Code of Federal Regulations, Title 10, Part 430, Subpart B, Appendix O. Accordingly, this Standard is intended to serve as a stand-alone document that can be referenced by Canadian jurisdictions.

The main changes from the previous edition are as follows:

  1. Requirements for side-wall mounted vent terminals have been clarified (see Clause 4.2.2.3);
  2. Reference to rotating flue gas sampling probe has been removed;
  3. Clarification of appliance set-up at its maximum and reduced listed input rates has been added;
  4. Reference to “flue” for direct vent appliances has been added (see Clause 5.6);
  5. Energy input for different pilot technologies used in gas fireplaces has been revised (see Clause 5.7);
  6. Calculation procedure for on-cycle time constant has been revised for harmonization with ASHRAE 103 (see Clause 6.12);
  7. Equations for calculating the heating seasonal efficiency have been revised to correct an anomaly (see Clauses 6.21.1 and 6.21.2);
  8. Annex A has been revised to remove regulatory and manufacturers’ marketing literature requirements;
  9. Original Annex E has been deleted and Figure E.1 moved and renumbered to Figure 2B; and
  10. Original Annex F has been relabelled Annex E.

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