RESIDENTIAL BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS
Visit the California Energy Commission's website for the Residential Compliance Manual and forms, the Residential Alternative Calculation Method (ACM) Manual, and related documents.
ADDITIONAL REFERENCE DOCUMENTS
Plug Loads and Lighting Modeling. A Codes and Standards Enhancement (CASE) report that presents the Statewide CASE Team's recommended rulesets to model the per-household annual energy consumption of plug loads and lighting in newly constructed residential buildings.
HPWHsim is a simulation tool used to estimate the energy use of heat pump water heaters.
California Residential Domestic Hot Water Draw Profiles (Revised March 2019). Documents the domestic hot water draw profiles used in the CBECC-Res simulations.
SAM Photovoltaic Model
The System Advisory Model (SAM) is a techno-economic feasibility model for renewable energy projects. It is maintained and distributed by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
PVWatts Version 5 Manual. PVWatts calculator is a web application developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) that estimates the electricity production of a grid-connected photovoltaic systems based on a few simple inputs.
A Simplified Model for Flat-Plate Photovoltaic Arrays. This report describes a computer model that accurately predicts the cell temperature of a photovoltaic array to within 5°C.