Sustainability Standard for household refrigeration appliances
|Publication Date:||6 June 2012|
This Standard covers two-phase refrigerant compression-type refrigeration appliances for household use included within the scope of the US Department of the Environment (DoE) and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) minimum energy performance requirements. This includes the following product categories:
(c) chest and upright freezers; and
(d) compact refrigerators/compac
Note: The Task Force intends to expand the scope to include refrigerated beverage chillers, wine coolers, and other residential refrigeration products in future editions. New product categories and information on the environmental performance of the additional categories might be considered in order to determine the scope of future editions.
This Standard does not cover absorption-type refrigerators or refrigeration appliances for commercial use.
This Standard does not include directions for conformity assessment or the use of a mark/seal of conformity assessment.
In this Standard, "shall" is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the Standard; "should" is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and "may" is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the standard.
Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.
Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.
Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (nonmandatory) to define their application.