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Title 10Chapter IISubchapter DPart 431 → Subpart I


Title 10: Energy
PART 431—ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAM FOR CERTAIN COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT


Subpart I—Commercial Clothes Washers


Contents
§431.151   Purpose and scope.
§431.152   Definitions concerning commercial clothes washers.

Test Procedures

§431.154   Test procedures.

Energy Conservation Standards

§431.156   Energy and water conservation standards and effective dates.

Source: 70 FR 60416, Oct. 18, 2005, unless otherwise noted.

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§431.151   Purpose and scope.

This subpart contains energy conservation requirements for commercial clothes washers, pursuant to Part C of Title III of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 6311-6317.

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§431.152   Definitions concerning commercial clothes washers.

Basic model means all units of a given type of covered product (or class thereof) manufactured by one manufacturer, having the same primary energy source, and which have essentially identical electrical, physical, and functional (or hydraulic) characteristics that affect energy consumption, energy efficiency, water consumption, or water efficiency.

Commercial clothes washer means a soft-mounted front-loading or soft-mounted top-loading clothes washer that—

(1) Has a clothes container compartment that—

(i) For horizontal-axis clothes washers, is not more than 3.5 cubic feet; and

(ii) For vertical-axis clothes washers, is not more than 4.0 cubic feet; and

(2) Is designed for use in—

(i) Applications in which the occupants of more than one household will be using the clothes washer, such as multi-family housing common areas and coin laundries; or

(ii) Other commercial applications.

IWF means integrated water factor, in gallons per cubic feet per cycle (gal/cu ft/cycle), as determined in section 4.2.13 of Appendix J2 to subpart B of 10 CFR part 430.

MEF means modified energy factor, in cubic feet per kilowatt hour per cycle (cu ft/kWh/cycle), as determined in section 4.4 of Appendix J1 to subpart B of part 430.

MEFJ2 means modified energy factor, in cu ft/kWh/cycle, as determined in section 4.5 of Appendix J2 to subpart B of part 430.

WF means water factor, in gal/cu ft/cycle, as determined in section 4.2.3 of Appendix J1 to subpart B of part 430.

[70 FR 60416, Oct. 18, 2005, as amended at 76 FR 12504, Mar. 7, 2011; 79 FR 71630, Dec. 3, 2014]

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Test Procedures

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§431.154   Test procedures.

The test procedures for clothes washers in appendix J1 to subpart B of part 430 of this chapter must be used to test commercial clothes washers to determine compliance with the energy conservation standards at §431.156(a). The test procedures for clothes washers in appendix J2 to subpart B of part 430 of this chapter must be used to determine compliance with the energy conservation standards at §431.156(b).

[81 FR 20529, Apr. 8, 2016]

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Energy Conservation Standards

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§431.156   Energy and water conservation standards and effective dates.

(a) Each commercial clothes washer manufactured on or after January 8, 2013, and before January 1, 2018, shall have a modified energy factor no less than and a water factor no greater than:

Equipment classModified energy factor (MEF),
cu. ft./kWh/cycle
Water factor (WF),
gal./cu. ft./cycle
Top-Loading1.608.5
Front-Loading2.005.5

(b) Each commercial clothes washer manufactured on or after January 1, 2018 shall have a modified energy factor no less than and an integrated water factor no greater than:

Equipment classModified energy factor (MEFJ2),
cu. ft./kWh/cycle
Integrated Water
factor (IWF),
gal./cu. ft./cycle
Top-Loading1.358.8
Front-Loading2.004.1

[76 FR 69123, Nov. 8, 2011, as amended at 79 FR 74541, Dec. 15, 2014; 81 FR 20529, Apr. 8, 2016]

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