CalBEM Modeling Help and Education Guide
Do you have modeling questions? CalBEM Working Group 2 compiled the following guide to help you find answers to your building energy modeling questions.
Ask a Fellow Modeler
Search this Q&A forum to see if your question has already been answered. If not, post a question and get help from the energy modeling community. See this page for tips on using the site: https://proxy.unmethours.com/help.html. Create an account, select “tags” on topics of interest and adjust email settings to get notifications. For California-specific compliance questions, use tags such as “title-24”, “cbecc”, “cbecc-com”, “cbecc-res”, “energypro”, and “ies-ve”.
Search email thread archives or sign up for the BLDG-SIM email list at www.onebuilding.org. This email list is great for general building simulation questions and is also a good place to read and post announcements related to the building performance simulation community.
Utilize Vendor Support
Ask questions related to the California Title 24, Part 6 Energy Code via the provided phone number or email address.
Find more information here: https://www.energy.ca.gov/programs-and-topics/topics/energy-efficiency/energy-efficiency-program-contact-information
Check with your software vendor for support resources.
A list of all CEC-approved compliance software can be found here: https://www.energy.ca.gov/programs-and-topics/programs/building-energy-efficiency-standards/online-resource-center/compliance
Still Have Questions?
Access a Knowledge Base
Search this online knowledge base for answers to California Title 24, Part 6, Energy Code, compliance questions. https://energycodeace.com/content/faqs
Funded by PG&E, SDG&E and SCE under guidance by the CPUC.
This website hosts a wide range of reference information, training, and tools related to California Title 24, Part 6 Energy Code compliance. https://energycodeace.com/
Funded by the CA Statewide Codes and Standards Program and vetted by the CEC.
Explore BEMcyclopedia, which provides energy modeling knowledge in a Wiki format. This website focuses on sharing BEM fundamentals and design task tutorials. https://bemcyclopedia.com/wiki/BEMcyclopedia_-_The_Energy_Modeling_Knowledgebase
Originally supported by Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Office, of the U.S. Department of Energy.
A website hosted by CABEC to share publicly available information, resources, classes, trainings, and more. https://cabec.org/sharesource/
Supported by CABEC, a non-profit organization.
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