The following software is provided by the California Energy Commission (CEC) for public review and testing. This software is not valid for compliance and is for research only. There’s currently no approved 2022 compliance software, but once software has been approved this webpage will be updated. 

Public comments and supporting documentation for the 2022 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Energy Code) Compliance Software are located on the 2022 Energy Code Compliance Software and Supporting Docket (22-BSTD-02).

Interested parties wishing to submit comments to the docket are encouraged to use the electronic commenting system. To comment on this proceeding, submit an e-comment for Docket 22-BSTD-02.

General feedback can also be submitted to the support teams:  

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 2022.0.7 Beta contains updated standard designs based on the adopted 2022 Energy Code for single family residential buildings, 2022 time dependent valuation factors, 2022 hourly source energy, and 2022 weather data. Some of the 2022 Energy Code updates are not in this Beta version and will be included in a future release.

Details of this release are found in the CBECC-Res 2022.0.7 Beta Release Notes.

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 

Quick Start Guide 

FAQs 

User Manual 

See the CBECC-Res Website for: 

  • Software Archive 
  • ACM Tests 
  • Reference Documents 

Support: cbecc.res@energy.ca.gov 

California’s Building Energy Code Compliance Software – Residential (CBECC-Res)

CBECC-Res 2022.0.6 Alpha contains updated standard designs based on the adopted 2022 Energy Code for single family residential buildings, 2022 time dependent valuation factors, 2022 hourly source energy, and 2022 weather data. Some of the 2022 Energy Code updates are not in this Alpha version and will be included in a future Beta release.

Details of this release are found in the CBECC-Res 2022.0.6 Alpha Release Notes.

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 

Quick Start Guide 

FAQs 

User Manual 

See the CBECC-Res Website for: 

  • Software Archive 
  • ACM Tests 
  • Reference Documents 

Support: cbecc.res@energy.ca.gov 

Nonresidential and Multifamily Residential, 2022 Energy Code

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

CBECC 2022.0.8 Beta contains updated standard designs based on the adopted 2022 Energy Code for nonresidential and multifamily residential buildings, 2022 time dependent valuation factors, 2022 hourly source energy, and 2022 weather data. Some of the 2022 Energy Code updates are not in this Beta version and will be included in a future release.

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

Details of this release are found in the CBECC 2022.0.8 Beta Release Notes.

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

California’s Building Energy Code Compliance Software(CBECC) 

CBECC 2022.0.7 Alpha contains updated standard designs based on the adopted 2022 Energy Code for nonresidential and multifamily residential buildings, 2022 time dependent valuation factors, 2022 hourly source energy, and 2022 weather data. Some of the 2022 Energy Code updates are not in this Alpha version and will be included in a future Beta release.

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

Details of this release are found in the CBECC 2022.0.7 Alpha Release Notes.

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