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Nonresidential Alternative Calculation Method (ACM) Approval Manual


For Compliance with California's 2005
Energy Efficiency Standards

Publication Number: 400-03-004F
Dated Published: October 2004
Effective Date: October 1, 2005

Note: The Nonresidential Alternative Calculation Method (ACM) Approval Manual contains requirements for those persons who want to design a calculation computer program for use with the energy standards. Before such programs may be used to demonstrate compliance with the standards, they must be approved by the Energy Commission through the process described in the Manual. The Nonresidential ACM Manual in Chapter 7 also contains requirements for installation verification and diagnostic testing when compliance credit is contingent on efficient ducts. The appendices to the Nonresidential ACM Manual contain the protocols that must be followed by contractors and HERS raters for completing field verification and diagnostic testing of efficient ducts when required.

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Unmarked Version

Publication Number: 400-03-004F

Download Entire Nonresidential Alternative Calculation Method Manual
(305 pages, 1.3 megabytes)

Table of Contents (8 pages, 100 kilobytes)

1. Overview of Process (7 pages, 52 kilobytes)

2. Required ACM Capabilities (105 pages, 400 kilobytes)

3. Optional Capabilities (17 pages, 80 kilobytes)

4. User's Manual and Help System Requirements (19 pages, 88 kilobytes)

5. Reference Method Comparison Tests (21 pages, 204 kilobytes)

6. Vendor Requirements (1 page, 12 kilobytes)

7. Duct Efficiency Improvements Including HERS Required Field Verification And Diagnostic Testing for Duct Sealing (8 pages, 60 kilobytes)

Appendices

Download Entire Appendices (NA-NJ & TOC)
(121 pages, 445 kilobytes)

Appendices Table of Contents (2 pages, 16 kilobytes)

Appendix NA - Nonresidential ACM Approval Application (7 pages, 40 kilobytes)

Appendix NB - Illuminance Categories and Luminaire Power (23 pages, 92 kilobytes)

Appendix NC - Fan Motor Efficiencies (2 pages, 20 kilobytes)

Appendix ND - Compliance Procedures for Relocatable Public School Buildings (5 pages, 28 kilobytes)

Appendix NE - (left intentionally blank) (1 page, 12 kilobytes)

Appendix NF - Technical Databases for Test Runs (41 pages, 124 kilobytes)

Appendix NG - Standard Procedure for Determining the Energy Efficiencies of Single-Zone Nonresidential Air Distribution Systems in Buffer Spaces or Outdoors (18 pages, 104 kilobytes)

Appendix NH - Test Nonresidential Air Distribution Systems (1 page, 12 kilobytes)

Appendix NI - Alternate Default Fenestration Thermal Properties (7 pages, 52 kilobytes)

Appendix NJ - Acceptance Requirements for Nonresidential Buildings (14 pages, 64 kilobytes)




Marked Version

Publication Number: 400-03-004F-M

Download Entire Nonresidential Alternative Calculation Method Manual Marked Version (584 pages, 5.2 megabytes)

Table of Contents (8 pages, 112 kilobytes)

1. Overview of Process (8 pages, 60 kilobytes)

2. Required ACM Capabilities (131 pages, 656 kilobytes)

3. Optional Capabilities (36 pages, 184 kilobytes)

4. User's Manual and Help System Requirements (32 pages, 164 kilobytes)

5. Reference Method Comparison Tests (121 pages, 224 kilobytes)

6. Vendor Requirements (1 page, 12 kilobytes)

7. Duct Efficiency Improvements Including HERS Required Field Verification And Diagnostic Testing for Duct Sealing (10 pages, 76 kilobytes)

Appendices

Download Entire Appendices (NA-NJ & TOC)
(337 pages, 3.6 megabytes)

Appendices Table of Contents (2 pages, 16 kilobytes)

Appendix NA - Nonresidential ACM Approval Application (7 pages, 40 kilobytes)

Appendix NB - Illuminance Categories and Luminaire Power (165 pages, 2.5 megabytes)

Appendix NC - Fan Motor Efficiencies (40 pages, 476 kilobytes)

Appendix ND - Compliance Procedures for Relocatable Public School Buildings (22 pages, 144 kilobytes)

Appendix NE - (left intentionally blank) (17 pages, 120 kilobytes)

Appendix NF - Technical Databases for Test Runs (38 pages, 140 kilobytes)

Appendix NG - Standard Procedure for Determining the Energy Efficiencies of Single-Zone Nonresidential Air Distribution Systems in Buffer Spaces or Outdoors (21 pages, 132 kilobytes)

Appendix NH - Test Nonresidential Air Distribution Systems (3 pages, 20 kilobytes)

Appendix NI - Alternate Default Fenestration Thermal Properties (9 pages, 68 kilobytes)

Appendix NJ - Acceptance Requirements for Nonresidential Buildings (13 pages, 72 kilobytes)

 


If you have questions about the 2005 Standards:

California Energy Commission
Energy Standards Hotline
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phone: (800) 772-3300
E-mail: title24@energy.state.ca.us
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Sacramento, CA 95814