IBPSA-USA/LA Round Table: Title 24, CBECC and What We're Doing About It

IBPSA-USA/LA Round Table: Title 24, CBECC and What We're Doing About It


Monday, February 27, 2017 

Experiencing difficulties with the Title 24 performance compliance approach? I think we all are. The question is: what are you doing about it?

This meeting is NOT an opportunity to complain. It is an opportunity to SHARE what you are doing to overcome the obstacles, and to LEARN what others are doing. The round table format is intended.



CBECC-Com = California Energy Code Compliance: Commercial

On July 1, 2014, this calculation engine came to be as the mandatory path for the Title 24 energy code’s performance approach to compliance. So if your project cannot achieve compliance following the prescriptive method, your only option is performance energy modeling using one of the 3-4 approved software tools listed here (Simergy hasn’t yet been approved for 2016): http://www.energy.ca.gov/title24/2016standards/2016_computer_prog_list.html

All software interfaces must utilize the Energy Plus-based CBECC-Com engine for calculations and report generation. An “open source” engine, it closes the door to many design strategies and modeling workflows that energy modelers prefer to use. This event intends to explore the tips, tricks and workflows that energy modeling professionals have developed to overcome the constraints of the CBECC-Com calculation engine.



This round table discussion will invite attendees to present for 3-5 minutes each to share what they are doing to overcome the constraints they are facing related to Title 24 and CBECC-Com. Presenters may choose to prepare up to three slides to present if they help illustrate their strategy/workflow. A short Q&A period will follow each presenter, and then the discussion will move on to the next strategy.



If you wish to present an idea, we prefer that you let us know ahead of time so we can prepare ahead of time. However, if you decide to present something on the evening of, you may do so once other presenters have gone (assuming there is still time). To let us know, use the "contact us" link on this page to send an email, and someone will follow up with you to coordinate.



We intend to broadcast the event over GoToWebinar so that we can connect with IBPSA-USA’s San Francisco chapter, and also accommodate those who wish to attend remotely. Those who wish to attend must purchase a ticket to receive a link to attend the webinar.



Tickets are $10 up to one week before the event, at which point they increase by $5. Students receive a $5 discount if buying "student" ticket and using a valid ".edu" email address.

Monday, February 27, 2017