2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards Approved Computer Compliance Programs

The California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) has approved the following energy analysis computer programs that includes all Alternative Calculation Methods approved for the 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (2016 Energy Standards) in accordance with the California Code of Regulations: Title 24, Part 1, Article 1, Section 10-109.

The individual programs are listed below under specific categories. These are the only programs authorized to be used under the performance approach (energy budget) method of compliance for the 2016 Energy Standards.

Note: Price listings of proprietary programs are available from the vendors at addresses and telephone numbers listed.

Residential Buildings, 2016 Standards
Program Name Approved versions usable for permit Contact Information Additional
Information

CBECC-Res

CBECC-Res 2016.2.1 (868) was approved 9/14/2016 for demonstrating performance compliance with the residential provisions of the 2016 California Building Energy Efficiency Standards (effective date January 1, 2017). When demonstrating compliance with the 2016 standards, CBECC-Res 2016.2.1 must be used for permit applications made on or after December 19, 2016.

Please review the resolutions for details of the public domain Compliance Software and associated Compliance Manager (CM).

All CBECC-Res 2016 resolutions can be found here.

California Energy Commission
Building Standards Office
1516 9th Street, MS 37
Sacramento, CA 95814
ATTN: Dee Anne Ross
916-654-6560
deeanne.ross@energy.ca.gov

CBECC-Res Website

FAQ

Approval/Expiration Dates

Reported Software Issues

Support: cbecc.res@gmail.com

EnergyPro

EnergyPro Version 7.1 was approved 9/27/2016 as an alternative calculation method for demonstrating performance compliance with the residential provisions of the 2016 California Building Energy Efficiency Standards.

All 2016 EnergyPro (Residential) resolutions can be found here.

EnergySoft, LLC.
1025 5th Street, Suite A
Novato, CA 94945-2413
415-897-6400

EnergyPro Website

Approval/Expiration Dates

FAQs

Support: support@energysoft.com

Right-Energy Title 24

Wrightsoft Right-Energy Title 24 v2.2, using the simplified geometry two-dimensional (2D) option of the CBECC-Res API, was approved 1/18/2017 to add the ability to model additions/alterations. This is an alternative calculation method for demonstrating performance compliance with the residential provisions of the 2016 California Building Energy Efficiency Standards for newly constructed or additions/alterations to single family buildings.

Wrightsoft Right-Energy Title 24 v2.1, using the simplified geometry two-dimensional (2D) option of the CBECC-Res API, was approved 12/14/2016 as an alternative calculation method for demonstrating performance compliance with the residential provisions of the 2016 California Building Energy Efficiency Standards for newly constructed single family buildings.

Wrightsoft Corporation
131 Hartwell Avenue
Lexington, MA 02421
800-225-8697
sales@wrightsoft.com

Wrightsoft Website

Approval/Expiration Dates

FAQs

Support: support@wrightsoft.com

Nonresidential Buildings, 2016 Standards
Program Name Approved versions usable for permit Contact Information Additional
Information

CBECC-Com

CBECC-Com 2016.2.1 (868) was approved 9/14/2016 for demonstrating performance compliance with the nonresidential provisions of the 2016 California Building Energy Efficiency Standards.

All CBECC-Com 2016 resolutions can be found here.

California Energy Commission
Building Standards Office
1516 9th Street, MS 37
Sacramento, CA 95814
ATTN: Larry Froess
916-654-4525
Larry.Froess@energy.ca.gov

CBECC-Com Website

Approval/Expiration Dates

Reported Software Issues

Support: cbecc.com@gmail.com

IES Virtual Environment

VE Title 24: 5.0, using the detailed geometry three-dimensional (3D) option of the CBECC-Com API, was approved 12/14/2016 as an alternative calculation method for demonstrating performance compliance with the nonresidential provisions of the 2016 California Building Energy Efficiency Standards.

All 2016 IES VE resolutions can be found here.

Integrated Environmental Solutions
101 Federal Street
19th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
617-426-1890
Title24@iesve.com

IES Virtual Environment Website

Approval/Expiration Dates

FAQs

Support

EnergyPro

EnergyPro Version 7.1, using the simplified geometry two-dimensional (2D) option of the CBECC-COM API, was approved 9/27/2016 as an alternative calculation method for demonstrating performance compliance with the nonresidential provisions of the 2016 California Building Energy Efficiency Standards.

All 2016 EnergyPro (Residential) resolutions can be found here.

EnergySoft, LLC.
1025 5th Street, Suite A
Novato, CA 94945-2413
415-897-6400

EnergyPro Website

Approval/Expiration Dates

FAQs

Support: support@energysoft.com

Help With the 2016 Energy Standards
For assistance with understanding or locating information in the 2016 Energy Standards, contact the Energy Standards Hotline at: 800-772-3300 (toll-free in California); 916-654-5106 (outside California); or via email at title24@energy.ca.gov.