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Low Rise
Residential Alternative Calculation Method
Approval Manual

For Compliance with California's
1998 Energy Efficiency Standards

Publication Number: P400-98-003
Dated Published: November 1998
Effective Date: July 1, 1999


Note: The Low-Rise Residential Alternative Calculation Method (ACM) Approval Manual is intended strictly 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 itself is not used for compliance with the Energy Efficiency Standards.

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Download EntireResidential Alternative Calculation Method Manual
(385 pages, 1.8 megabytes)

Table of Contents (9 pages, 25 kilobytes)
Chapter 1: (9 pages, 26 kilobytes)
Chapter 2: (50 pages, 206 kilobytes)
Chapter 3: (22 pages, 85 kilobytes)
Chapter 4: (40 pages, 113 kilobytes)
Chapter 5: (24 pages, 84 kilobytes)
Chapter 6: (20 pages, 70 kilobytes)
Chapter 7: (9 pages, 22 kilobytes)
Chapter 8: (6 pages, 13 kilobytes)
Chapter 9: (3 pages, 9 kilobytes)
Appendices (194 pages, 1.5 kilobytes)





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