Special Cases for Building Energy Efficiency Standards

Compliance Options

Public Resources Code, Section 25402.1 (b) requires the California Energy Commission to establish a formal process for certification of compliance options of new products, materials, and calculation methods that can improve building efficiency levels set by the California Building Energy Efficiency Standards. The Energy Commission encourages the use of energy saving techniques and designs for showing compliance with the Standards that are approved by the Commission through the Compliances Options approval process. Compliance options can affect the Standards in several ways but can generally be viewed as:

  1. Those that affect a change in compliance through a change in the scope of the requirements, and
  2. Those that affect a change in compliance through enhancement of the current compliance process.

Low-Sloped Roofs That Use Aggregate as the Surface Layer

Cool Roof Default Values for Aggregate Roofing Materials

Commission Approved Default Cool Roof Performance Values for Low-Sloped Roofs that Use Aggregate as the Surface Layer. (PDF file, 1 pages, 98 kb)

Default Cool Roof Performance Values for Low‚ÄźSloped Roofs That Use Aggregate as the Surface Layer
Final Evaluation Report. Compliance Option for the Building Energy Efficiency Standards. Pub # CEC-400-2012-018-SF. (PDF file, 13 pages, 351 kb)


Notice of December 18, 2012, Staff Webinar on Draft Evaluation Report of Building Energy Efficiency Standards Compliance Option for Low-Sloped Roofs (PDF File, 4 pages, 53 KB)

Proposed Compliance Option for Low-Sloped Roofs That Use Aggregate as the Surface Layer -
Draft Evaluation Report. Pub # CEC-400-2012-018-SD. (PDF file, 11 pages, 351 kb)

Staff Presentation for December 18, 2012 Webinar. (PDF file, 8 pages, 266 kb)


Alternative to Temperature Measurement Access Holes (TMAH)

November 15, 2012 Webinar

Liquid Line Temperature Charge Method

Altherma Air-To-Water Source Heat Pump

Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance

Products and Appliances Listings

The Special Case Products and Appliances Listings provide performance rating information for manufacturer appliance products, system components, or other regulated energy efficiency items that receive a waiver from reporting, or for various other reasons are not included in the Energy Commission's Title 20 Appliance Efficiency Database. These listings are organized into the following categories for the 2008 Building Energy Efficiency Standards:

An explanation of each of the listings and links to the data for the various appliances or components in each of these listings follows.