• Featured Resource!
    CBECC-Com FAQ Series
    A new series of CBECC-Com technical aids produced by NORESCO. These explanatory documents aim to help you with modeling for California’s 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards: Title 24, Part 6.
  • Report: Recommendations for BEM in California
    At CalBEM 2019, Working Group 2 identified a need for an in-depth exploration of existing BEM educational resources in order to identify and remedy gaps. The project was approved by the CalBEM Steering Committee and funded by Southern California Edison, culminating in the release of this report in November 2021.
  • Software Efficiency Intake Form
    Do you have an idea for how a new technology or simulation functionality could expand energy modeling software and code compliance capabilities? Submit your idea here!
  • Ecosizer
    The Ecosizer is a free educational tool for sizing central water heating systems with heat pump water heaters (HPWHs) in multifamily buildings. The tool is designed to support the building industry adoption of HPWHs to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Ecosizer also provides educational information on central HPWH system designs to other stakeholders.
  • BEM Benchmarking
    This interactive benchmarking tool from Southern California Edison (SCE) serves up 6 categories of energy use and emissions data on 15 building types, 3 code vintages, 16 climate zones, 3 operation customizations, and 13 end uses. You can view the results in up to 12 different graphical configurations and export the hourly data as a CSV file.

External Links

  • California Technical Forum (Cal TF)
    The CalTF has expertise in incentive topics related to building energy modeling and interactions with the CPUC related to building energy modeling. 
  • California Association of Building Energy Consultants (CABEC)
    CABEC is a non-profit organization that provides up-to-date, reliable information about the California Title 24, Part 6 Energy Standards and related building energy efficiency topics.
    Check out CABEC’s BEM resource hub: https://cabec.org/sharesource/

  • Emerging Technologies Coordinating Council (ETCC)
    The ETCC is a collaborative of seven member organizations (CEC and IOUs) that research how emerging and underutilized technologies can help fulfill California’s legislative and policy objectives.

  • International Building Performance Simulation Association – IBPSA-USA
    IBPSA-USA strives to advance and promote the science of building simulation in order to improve the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of new and existing buildings in the United States. IBPSA-USA is the United States regional affiliate of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA).