List of 2008 Approved Computer Compliance Programs

The following lists of energy analysis computer programs include all Alternative Calculation Methods approved by the California Energy Commission. These programs are in accordance with the California Code of Regulations: Title 24, Part I, Article I, Section 10-109 (2008 Standards).

The individual programs are listed below under specific categories. These are the only programs that should be used under the performance approach (energy budget) method of compliance for the 2008 Standards.

Note: Price listings of proprietary programs are available from the vendors at addresses and telephone numbers listed.

Residential Buildings, 2008 Standards
Program Name Comments Contact Information
Public Domain - CALRES 2008 V1.1

Cost: $125
Approved for use effective June 23, 2010.

Technical Support is available for $250/yr from Enercomp, Inc. For info, contact Enercomp, Inc.
California Energy Commission
High Performance Buildings and Standards Development Office
1516 9th Street, MS 37
Sacramento, CA 95814
ATTN: Dee Anne Ross
916-654-6560
deeanne.ross@energy.ca.gov
EnergyPro 5.1 Approved for use effective June 23, 2010. EnergySoft, LLC.
1025 5th Street, Suite A
Novato, CA 94945-2413
www.energysoft.com
MICROPAS 8.1 Approved for use effective June 23, 2010. Enercomp, Inc.
1721 Arroyo Drive
Auburn, CA 95603
www.micropas.com
All versions of CALRES 2008 v1.0, EnergyPro 5.0, and MICROPAS 8.0 are decertified for use in demonstrating compliance effective July 31, 2010. See Notice of Change in Compliance Software for more information. Also, see CBIA Code Corner Announcement.
Nonresidential Buildings, 2008 Standards
Program Name Comments Contact Information
Public Domain - Perform 2008

Cost: $250
Technical Support is available for $250/yr from EnergySoft, LLC. For info, contact EnergySoft, LLC. California Energy Commission
High Performance Buildings and Standards Development Office
1516 9th Street, MS 37
Sacramento, CA 95814
ATTN: Sabaratnam Thamilseran
916-651-2927
Sabaratnam Thamilseran@energy.ca.gov
EnergyPro 5.0 and 5.1 EnergyPro Versions 5.0 and 5.1 are approved for performing nonresidential compliance. EnergySoft, LLC.
1025 5th Street, Suite A
Novato, CA 94945-2413
www.energysoft.com
eQuest v3.64 and
D2 Comply v3.64
eQuest v3.64 and D2 Comply v3.64 (dated July 29, 2010) were approved on August 25, 2010, for performing non-residential compliance with one exception as below:

For showing compliance of Domestic Hot Water use (DHW) in High-rise Residential, Hotel, and Motel Buildings, please use other approved compliance tools as shown in tabulations under Residential Buildings, 2008 Standards or Nonresidential Buildings, 2008 Standards. A detailed description of this exception is being prepared and will be posted here.
James J. Hirsch & Associates
12185 Presilla Road
Camarillo, CA 93012
www.doe2.com/equest
Residential Solar Water Heating
Program Name Contact Information
California F-Chart California Energy Commission
1516 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
www.gosolarcalifornia.org/solarwater/nshp/swh_calc_collectors.php
Energy Standards Hotline
Solar Fraction Calculator for Rated Systems (OG300) California Energy Commission
1516 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
www.gosolarcalifornia.org/solarwater/nshp/swh_calc_systems.php
Energy Standards Hotline

For questions about the 2008 Standards and program proceeding, contact the Energy Standards Hotline.