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Specification Discussion Tier I, Tier II, and Other Program Requirements Andrew Fanara, US EPA
Tier I Specifications • Definitions (p. 3) • Qualifying Products (p. 3) – Ceiling fans without light kits – Ceiling fans with integral or attachable light kits – Light kits (sold separately) • Hugger Fans (not included in Tier I) – Performance data collection – Small market
Tier I Specifications (cont. ) • Airflow Efficiency (p. 4) – Measurements • Low: 1, 250 CFM & 155 CFM/watt • Medium: 2, 500 & 110 CFM/watt • High: 5, 000 & 75 CFM/watt – Must meet both CFM and CFM/watt levels – Individual models must be within + 5 percent of these levels
Tier I Specifications (cont. ) • Airflow efficiency (cont. ) – Model tested must be representative of models that will be sold to the consumer – Multiple fan speeds: take measurements for each speed but report only three – Fans that are to be sold with lighting (integral or attachable) need to be tested with that light kit mounted
Tier I Specifications (cont. ) • Controls (p. 4) – Convenient adjustment of fan speed by wall-mounted switch(es), remote control, or readily accessible pull chains (e. g. , 80 inches from floor). – Lighting and fan: separate controls
Tier I Specifications (cont. ) • Lighting (p. 5) – Screw-based option: ENERGY STAR qualified – included in box – Pin-based option: ENERGY STAR residential light fixture requirements • Noise (p. 5) – No requirements at this time – Tier II discussion
Tier I Specifications (cont. ) • Warranty (p. 6) – Provide 30 -year for motor and 1 -year for other components – Provide 2 -yr for light kits (along with verification that fixture is listed with an OSHA NRTL for safety) Note: 2 -yr excludes lamp
Tier I Specifications (cont. ) • Consumer Information (p. 6) – Performance table on box – List of standardized information
Performance Table Fan Speed Airflow (CFM)* Power Use (watts) Airflow Efficiency (CFM/watts) Low X, XXX XX XXX Medium X, XXX XX XXX High X, XXX XX XXX * Measured according to the Energy Star® approved Solid State test method Ceiling fan airflow is measured in cubic feet per minute (CFM). Power use is measured in watts. To maximize energy savings, • Choose a fan with high airflow efficiency (CFM/watt). • Use Energy Star labeled lighting in your fan. • Remember to switch off your fan when you leave the room.
Additional Requirements • Reporting Requirements (p. 8) – “Families of residential ceiling fan models that are identical in every respect but housing and blade finish may be qualified through submission of test data for a single representative model”. – Clarification: housing finish and blade finish
Additional Requirements (cont. ) • Reporting Requirements (cont. ) – Challenge rule – any manufacturer or EPA has the right to challenge another’s test results – Laboratory will test the model in question • If it passes, challenger pays • If it fails, manufacturer must pay and product may be removed from qualified list
Additional Requirements (cont. ) • Labeling Requirements (p. 1, Partner Commitments) – On product packaging • ENERGY STAR certification logo • Performance table – In product literature – On Web site • Next to qualified product • Link to ENERGY STAR Web site
Tier II Discussion
Tier II Specifications • Qualifying Products (p. 3) – Hugger fans? – Commercial applications? – Other products?
Tier II Specifications (cont. ) • Air Flow Specifications (p. 4) – EPA does not plan on changing Tier I levels at this time – Additional considerations? • Different fan size requirements? • Addition of power factor? • Others?
Tier II Specifications (cont. ) • Standby Power Requirements (p. 4) – ENERGY STAR ceiling fans shall have standby power consumption no greater than 1 watt, as measured with the Measurement Guideline established by the Federal Energy Managment Program (FEMP) set out in http: //www. eren. doe. gov/femp/resource s/standby_power. html
Tier II Specifications (cont. ) • Standby Power Requirements (cont. ) – Easily incorporated into current testing – Data on standby consumption?
Tier II Specifications (cont. ) • Controls (p. 5) – Adjustment of air flow direction (upward/downward) by one of these means • Vertically mounted slide switch on motor housing: downward position = downward air flow • Wall-mounted switch • Remote Control • Readily accessible pull chain
Tier II Specifications (cont. ) • Lighting (p. 5) – Pin-based approach only: ENERGY STAR qualified light fixtures – Fan (only) packaging and/or literature includes info on available ENERGY STAR qualified light kits
Tier II Specifications (cont. ) • Noise (p. 5) – Sound level measurements taken at low, medium, and high speed: minimum Sound Pressure Level (SPL) – Standard test procedure needed – Product packaging standardized table: operational noise in d. B at each speed – Focus Group on noise testing
Tier II Specifications (cont. ) • Noise (cont. ) – Specification needs to address: test chamber size and characteristics, type of measurement equipment, and type of sound being measured – Measurement can either be SPL or another measurement that excludes wind noise
Tier II Specifications (cont. ) • Warranty (p. 6) – 30 year and 1 -year (Tier I) – no Tier II change • Consumer Information (p. 6) – Product packaging: Performance table (Tier I) – no Tier II change
Tier II Specifications (cont. ) • Timing of Tier II (p. 8) – Effective on October 1, 2003. – Specifications for Tier II shall apply to products shipped after September 30, 2003. – All products, including models originally qualified under Tier I, shipped after this date must meet Tier II requirements in order to bear the ENERGY STAR label (including additional shipments of models originally qualified under Tier I)
Additional Requirements • Partner Commitments – Qualify at least one model within six months: not all partners reporting – Provide updated list of qualifying models on an annual basis: products may roll over but must submit a list in addition to any new product forms (January 2003) – Provide ENERGY STAR unit shipment data on an annual basis
Unit Shipment Data Requirement • “All ENERGY STAR partners are required to provide unit shipment data or other market indicators to determine market penetration of ENERGY STAR [annually]” – Ceiling Fan Partners: 1 st qtr. 2003 – Collection can be through a 3 rd party (i. e. , trade organization)
Unit Shipment Data: Sample