Energy Commission Approves Updated Compliance Software

The California Energy Commission has approved updated versions of MICROPAS (8.1) and Energy Pro (5.1), the two most popular versions of the computer simulation programs used to demonstrate compliance with the 2008 Building Energy Efficiency Standards.

At the same time, the CEC also established July 31 as the official date when older versions of these two programs become decertified and no longer allowed for use in showing compliance with the new energy-efficiency standards.

If you have completed your T-24 energy calculations on older versions of certified T-24 software, you must submit those calculations before Aug. 1. After that date only the new certified software is approved for use.

Energy calculations for master plans using previously approved software and submitted prior to Aug. 1 are good until plans are modified and require new T-24 energy calculations.

 

For more information, contact Bob Raymer.