Two new installments in the CBECC-Com FAQ Series.
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.
- California’s Zero Net Energy Case Study Books
This free, five-volume series of case study books covers an expansive range of building types to support the adoption of zero net energy (ZNE) building practices in California. These books provide decision-making insights, detailed performance analysis, professional imagery, and countless indispensable lessons learned from built and verified ZNE designs. These publications are funded by California utility customers; administered and commissioned by Investor Owned Utilities under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission.
- 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).