The California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) has approved the following compliance software for the 2022 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Energy Code) 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, single-family residential and nonresidential and multifamily. These are the only programs authorized to be used under the performance approach (energy budget) method of compliance for the 2022 Energy Code.

Single-Family Residential, 2022 Energy Code

Program Name Research Versions Available Contact Information Additional
Information
California’s Building Energy Code Compliance Software – Residential (CBECC-Res)

CBECC-Res 2022.1.0 was approved 6/8/2022 for demonstrating performance compliance with the single-family residential provisions of the 2022 Energy Code.

California Energy Commission 
Building Standards Office 
715 P Street, MS 37 
Sacramento, CA 95814 
ATTN: Michael Shewmaker 
916-931-9770 
cbecc.res@energy.ca.gov 

See the CBECC-Res Website for: 

  • Quick Start Guide and User Manual (packaged with software)
  • FAQs
  • Software Archive 
  • ACM Tests 
  • Reference Documents 

Support: cbecc.res@energy.ca.gov 

Nonresidential and Multifamily, 2022 Energy Code

Program Name Research Versions Available Contact Information Additional
Information
California’s Building Energy Code Compliance Software (CBECC) 

CBECC 2022.1.0 was approved 6/8/2022 for demonstrating performance compliance with the nonresidential and multifamily provisions of the 2022 Energy Code.

Backward compatibility to import previous 2019 CBECC-Com high-rise residential and 2019 CBECC-Res low-rise residential models is currently not supported.

California Energy Commission 
Building Standards Office 
715 P Street, MS 37 
Sacramento, CA 95814 
ATTN: RJ Wichert 
916-897-3450 
cbecc.com@energy.ca.gov 

See the CBECC 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

Help With the Energy Code 

For assistance with understanding or locating information in the Energy Code, 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