2015 Florida Statutes
Energy conservation standards.
Energy conservation standards.
553.963 Energy conservation standards.—
(1) STANDARDS FOR REFRIGERATORS, REFRIGERATOR-FREEZERS, AND FREEZERS.—
(a) The following is the maximum energy use allowed in kilowatt hours per year for the following products, other than those described in paragraph (b), manufactured on or after January 1, 1993:
|Refrigerators and refrigerator-freezers with manual defrost..........||13.7 AV+267|
|Refrigerator-freezers—partial automatic defrost..........||17.4 AV+344|
|Refrigerator-freezers—automatic defrost with:|
|Top-mounted freezer without ice..........||16.7 AV+336|
|Side-mounted freezer without ice..........||22.4 AV+395|
|Bottom-mounted freezer without ice..........||22.4 AV+395|
|Top-mounted freezer with through-the-door ice..........||18.5 AV+374|
|Side-mounted freezer with through-the-door ice..........||24.8 AV+438|
|Upright freezers with:|
|Manual defrost..........||8.38 AV+324|
|Automatic defrost...........||12.3 AV+477|
|Chest freezers and all other freezers..........||6.3 AV+282|
(b) The standards described in paragraph (a) do not apply to refrigerators and refrigerator-freezers with total refrigerated volume exceeding 39 cubic feet or freezers with total refrigerated volume exceeding 30 cubic feet.
(2) STANDARDS FOR LIGHTING EQUIPMENT.—
(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), no fluorescent lamp ballast or luminaire manufactured on or after January 1, 1989, shall either have a ballast efficiency factor, or contain a ballast with a ballast efficiency factor, less than the following applicable values:
for the Operation of:
|One F40T12 lamp||120|
|Two F40T12 lamps||120|
|Two F96T12 lamps||120|
(b) The standards described in paragraph (a) do not apply to the following types of fluorescent lamp ballasts:
1. Those which have a dimming capability.
2. Those intended for use in ambient temperatures of 0 °F or less.
3. Those with a power factor of less than 0.60.
(3) STANDARDS FOR SHOWERHEADS.—
(a) The initial minimum standards for showerheads manufactured on or after January 1, 1988, shall require the limiting of maximum water discharge to 3.00 gallons per minute when tested according to ANSI A112.18.1M-1979.
(b) Showerheads manufactured for use in safety spray installations shall be exempt.
(4) STANDARDS FOR OTHER COVERED PRODUCTS.—
(a) The department may prescribe an energy conservation standard for any type or class of covered products of a type specified in s. 553.957, except where precluded by federal law, if the department determines that:
1. The average per occupancy energy use within this state resulting from performance of products of such type or class exceeded 80 kilowatt hours or its Btu equivalent for any 12 calendar-month period ending before such determination; and
2. Substantial improvement in the energy efficiency of products of such type or class is technologically feasible.
(b) The department may prescribe an energy conservation testing and rating standard for any type or class of covered products of a type specified in s. 553.957 if the department determines that the certifications to the state and uniform product labeling required by this part will improve the enforceability of the code.
(c) Any new or amended standard for covered products of a type specified in s. 553.957(1)(d) shall not apply to products manufactured within 2 years after the publication of a final rule establishing such standard.
History.—s. 1, ch. 87-271; s. 13, ch. 93-249.