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Residential Alternative Calculation Method (ACM) Approval Manual


For Compliance with California's 2005
Energy Efficiency Standards

Publication Number: 400-03-003F
Dated Published: October 2004
Effective Date: October 1, 2005

Note: The Residential 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 Residential ACM Manual in Chapter 7 also contains requirements for field verification and diagnostic testing when compliance credit is contingent on field verification and diagnostic testing. The appendices to the Residential ACM Manual contain the protocols that must be followed by contractors and HERS raters for completing field verification and diagnostic testing when required.

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Unmarked Version

Publication Number: 400-03-003F

Download Entire Residential Alternative Calculation Method Manual
(238 pages, 968 kilobytes)

Table of Contents (7 pages, 100 kilobytes)

1. Overview (5 pages, 42 kilobytes)

2. Standard Reports (29 pages, 149 kilobytes)

3. Defining the Proposed and Standard Designs (22 pages, 116 kilobytes)

4. Required Modeling Assumptions and Algorithms (34 pages, 165 kilobytes)

5. Minimum Capabilities Tests (16 pages, 167 kilobytes)

6. Optional Capabilities Tests (16 pages, 88 kilobytes)

7. Home Energy Rating Systems (HERS) Required Field Verification And Diagnostic Testing (11 pages, 63 kilobytes)

8. Compliance Supplement (3 pages, 18 kilobytes)

9. Vendor Requirements Availability to CEC (1 page, 10 kilobytes)

Appendices

Download Entire Appendices (RA-RI & TOC) (94 pages, 513 kilobytes)

Appendices Table of Contents (2 pages, 16 kilobytes)

Appendix RA - Certification of Alternative Calculation Method (30 pages, 138 kilobytes)

Appendix RB - Interior Mass Capacity (5 pages, 26 kilobytes)

Appendix RC - Procedures for Field Verification and Diagnostic Testing of Air Distribution Systems (7 pages, 51 kilobytes)

Appendix RD - Procedures for Determining Refrigerant Charge for Split System Space Cooling Systems without Thermostatic Expansion Valves (10 pages, 118 kilobytes)

Appendix RE - Field Verification and Diagnostic Testing of Forced Air System Fan Flow and Air Handler Fan Watt Draw (4 pages, 39 kilobytes)

Appendix RF - HVAC Sizing (4 pages, 54 kilobytes)

Appendix RG - Water Heating Calculation (20 pages, 112 kilobytes) Method

Appendix RH - High Quality Insulation Installation Procedures (10 pages, 58 kilobytes)

Appendix RI - Procedures for Verifying the Presence of a Thermostatic Expansion Valve or High Energy Efficiency Ratio Equipment (2 pages, 16 kilobytes)




Marked Version

Publication Number: 400-03-003F-M

Download Entire Residential Alternative Calculation Method Manual Marked Version (435 pages, 2.2 megabytes)

Table of Contents (7 pages, 64 kilobytes)

1. Overview Marked Version (6 pages, 139 kilobytes)

2. Standard Reports Marked Version (47 pages, 422 kilobytes)

3. Defining the Proposed and Standard Designs Marked Version (31 pages, 370 kilobytes)

4. Required Modeling Assumptions and Algorithms Marked Version (50 pages, 522 kilobytes)

5. Minimum Capabilities Tests Marked Version (39 pages, 283 kilobytes)

6. Optional Capabilities Tests (33 pages, 181 kilobytes)

7. Home Energy Rating Systems (HERS) Required Field Verification And Diagnostic Testing Marked Version (14 pages, 90 kilobytes)

8. Compliance Supplement Marked Version (3 pages, 21 kilobytes)

9. Vendor Requirements Availability to CEC Marked Version (1 page, 11 kilobytes)

Appendices - Marked Version

Download Entire Appendices (RA-RI & TOC) Marked Version
(206 pages, 1.1 megabytes)

Appendices Table of Contents Marked Version
(2 pages, 16 kilobytes)

Appendix RA - Certification of Alternative Calculation Method, Marked Version (45 pages, 228 kilobytes)

Appendix RB - Interior Mass, Capacity Marked Version (15 pages, 63 kilobytes)

Appendix RC - Procedures for Field Verification and Diagnostic Testing of Air Distribution Systems, Marked Version (18 pages, 117 kilobytes)

Appendix RD - Procedures for Determining Refrigerant Charge for Split System Space Cooling Systems without Thermostatic Expansion Valves, Marked Version (13 pages, 134 kilobytes)

Appendix RE - Field Verification and Diagnostic Testing of Forced Air System Fan Flow and Air Handler Fan Watt Draw, Marked Version (5 pages, 48 kilobytes)

Appendix RF - HVAC Sizing Marked Version (20 pages, 115 kilobytes)

Appendix RG - Water Heating Calculation Method, Marked Version (66 pages, 438 kilobytes)

Appendix RH - High Quality Insulation Installation Procedures, Marked Version (11 pages, 69 kilobytes)

Appendix RI - Procedures for Verifying the Presence of a Thermostatic Expansion Valve or High Energy Efficiency Ratio Equipment, Marked Version (11 pages, 47 kilobytes)

 


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