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Title XXXIII
REGULATION OF TRADE, COMMERCE, INVESTMENTS, AND SOLICITATIONS
Chapter 553
BUILDING CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS
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F.S. 553.963
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:

Energy Standards
Equations

Refrigerators and refrigerator-freezers
with manual defrost..........13.7 AV+267

Refrigerator-freezers—partial auto-
matic 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:
Ballasts Designed
for the Operation of:
Nominal
Input
Voltage
Total Nominal
Lamp Watts
Ballast
Efficiency
Factor
 
One F40T12 lamp120
277
40
40
1.805
1.805
Two F40T12 lamps120
277
80
80
1.060
1.050
Two F96T12 lamps120
277
150
150
0.570
0.570
(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.