The California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) has approved the following energy analysis computer programs that includes all Alternative Calculation Methods approved for the 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (2019 Energy Standards) in accordance with the California Code of Regulations: Title 24, Part 1, Article 1, Section 10-109.

The individual programs are listed below under specific categories. These are the only programs authorized to be used under the performance approach (energy budget) method of compliance for the 2019 Energy Standards.

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

Residential Buildings, 2019 Standards

Program Name Approved versions usable for permit Contact Information Additional
Information

CBECC-Res

CBECC-Res 2019.1.0 was approved 5/15/2019.

CBECC-Res 2019.1.1 corrects communications with the HERS registries and was approved 11/25/2019

CBECC-Res 2019.1.2 adds enhanced features and was approved 2/25/2020 for demonstrating performance compliance with the residential provisions of the 2019 California Building Energy Efficiency Standards (effective date 1/1/20)

Permit applications made on or after January 1, 2020 must use CBECC-Res 2019.1. Download CBECC-Res 2019.1.2 setup (.exe file).

Please review the resolutions for details of the public domain Compliance Software and associated Compliance Manager (CM).

CBECC Resolution Residential
CBECC Approval Residential 2019.1.2
CBECC Approval 2019.1.1.

California Energy Commission
Building Standards Office
1516 9th Street, MS 37
Sacramento, CA 95814
ATTN: Dee Anne Ross
916-654-6560
deeanne.ross@energy.ca.gov

Quick Start Guide

What’s New and Different

FAQs

User Manual

See the CBECC-Res Website for:

  • Software Archive
  • ACM Tests
  • Reference Documents

Support: cbecc.res@energy.ca.gov

EnergyPro

EnergyPro Version 8.0 was approved on 9/11/2019.

EnergyPro Version 8.1 was approved on 3/13/2020. Permit applications made on or after January 1, 2020 must use EnergyPro Version 8.0 or 8.1.

EnergyPro 8.1 Residential Approval
EnergyPro 8 Residential Resolution

EnergySoft, LLC
1025 5th Street, Suite A
Novato, CA 94945-2413
415-897-6400

See the EnergyPro Website

Support: support@energysoft.com

Right-Energy Title 24

Wrightsoft Right-Energy Title 24 Version 2019.1.1 was approved on 02/20/2020 as an alternative calculation method for demonstrating performance compliance with the single family residential provisions of the 2019 California Building Energy Efficiency Standards.

Permit applications made on or after 01/01/2020 must use Right-Energy Title 24 Version 2019.1.1.

All 2019 Right-Energy Title 24 (Residential) resolutions

Wrightsoft Corporation
131 Hartwell Avenue
Lexington, MA 02421
800-225-8697
sales@wrightsoft.com

See the Wrightsoft Website

Support: support@wrightsoft.com

Nonresidential Buildings, 2019 Standards

Program Name Approved versions usable for permit Contact Information Additional
Information

CBECC-Com

CBECC-Com 2019.1.2 was approved 2/25/2019 for demonstrating performance compliance with the nonresidential provisions of the 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. Download CBECC-Com 2019.1.2 (1132) setup (.exe file)

CBECC-Com 2019.1.1 was approved 11/25/2019 and shall continue to be valid for demonstrating performance compliance with the nonresidential provisions of the 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. Download CBECC-Com 2019.1.1 (1110) setup (.exe file)

CBECC-Com 2019.1.0 was approved 5/15/2019 and shall continue to be valid for demonstrating performance compliance with the nonresidential provisions of the 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. Download CBECC-Com 2019.1.0 (1079) setup (.exe file)

All CBECC-Com 2019 resolutions - PDF

California Energy Commission
Building Standards Office
1516 9th Street, MS 37
Sacramento, CA 95814
ATTN: Larry Froess
916-654-4525
Larry.Froess@energy.ca.gov

 

See the CBECC-Com Website for:

  • SketchUp and OpenStudio SketchUp Plugin
  • Prototype Models & Tutorials
  • FAQ/Training
  • Software Archive
  • Quick Start Guide
  • User Manual

 

Support: cbecc.com@energy.ca.gov

Expiration Dates

EnergyPro

EnergyPro 8.1, using the simplified geometry two-dimensional (2D) option of the CBECC-Com API, was approved 3/13/2020 as an alternative calculation method for demonstrating performance compliance with the nonresidential provisions of the 2019 California Building Energy Efficiency Standards..

EnergyPro 8.0 was approved 12/11/2019 and shall continue to be valid for demonstrating performance compliance with the nonresidential provisions of the 2019 California Building Energy Efficiency Standards..

EnergyPro 8 Nonresidential Resolution
EnergyPro 8 Nonresidential Approval

EnergySoft, LLC.
1025 5th Street, Suite A
Novato, CA 94945-2413
415-897-6400

EnergyPro Website

Expiration Dates

FAQs

Support: support@energysoft.com

Help With the 2019 Energy Standards

For assistance with understanding or locating information in the 2019 Energy Standards, contact the Energy Standards Hotline at: 800-772-3300 (toll-free in California); 916-654-5106 (outside California); or via email at title24@energy.ca.gov.