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NECC 2022: COMcheck Basics

Document Type: Presentation Slides | Publication Date:

2022 NECC Presentation

Tools and Resources for Rating Authorities and Jurisdictions that Adopt ASHRAE 90.1 Section 11 or Appendix G

Document Type: Compliance Tool, Other | Publication Date:

This document provides recommendations for organizing effective and efficient submittal reviews of projects that follow ASHRAE 90.1 Section 11 and Appendix G.

Third Party Submittal Reviewer Scope of Work for Projects Documenting Compliance with ASHRAE Standard 90.1 Energy Cost Budget Method (Section 11) and Performance Rating Method (Appendix G)

Document Type: Compliance Tool, Other | Publication Date:

This document outlines resources to help facilitate compliance documentation and submittal reviews.

Recommended Minimum Qualifications of Submittal Reviewer for ASHRAE Standard 90.1 Performance-based Compliance

Document Type: Compliance Tool, Other | Publication Date:

The Submittal Reviewer is a professional responsible for reviewing the compliance documentation on behalf of the authority having jurisdiction or rating authority for projects following ASHRAE Standard 90.1 Section 11 and Appendix G. This document outlines the Submittal Reviewer responsibilities.

Recommended Minimum Qualifications of Energy Modelers Completing ASHARE Standard 90.1 Energy Simulations

Document Type: Compliance Tool, Other | Publication Date:

The Energy Modeler is a professional responsible for performing energy modeling and facilitating completion of the DOE/PNNL ASHRAE Standard 90.1 Performance Based Compliance Form on projects following ASHRAE Standard 90.1 Section 11 and Appendix G. This document outlines the Energy Modeler responsibilities.

Mechanical Performance Factor Development for HVAC System Performance

Document Number: PNNL-32140 | Document Type: Technical Support Document | Publication Date:

This technical documentation provides background on TSPR and support for the mechanical performance factors that are developed each 90.1 edition cycle to be used in the calculation. The current factors are developed for the 2022 edition of 90.1 in combination with addendum AG.

Commercial Building Energy Code Field Study Data Collection Methodology and Protocol Appendix C

Document Number: PNNL-32157 | Document Type: Analysis, Field Study | Publication Date:

In support of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Commercial Buildings Energy Code Field Study (DOE Field Study)1 this data collection methodology and protocol (DOE Commercial Methodology) provides guidance on all aspects of undertaking a compliance study, from development of a sampling plan to recruitment to code requirements and compliance checks for each energy code measure specified to be collected.

Appendix C: Activities and Subcategories

Commercial Building Energy Code Field Study Data Collection Methodology and Protocol Appendix B

Document Number: PNNL-32157 | Document Type: Analysis, Field Study | Publication Date:

In support of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Commercial Buildings Energy Code Field Study (DOE Field Study)1 this data collection methodology and protocol (DOE Commercial Methodology) provides guidance on all aspects of undertaking a compliance study, from development of a sampling plan to recruitment to code requirements and compliance checks for each energy code measure specified to be collected.

Appendix B: Code Measure Reference Chart

Commercial Building Energy Code Field Study Data Collection Methodology and Protocol Appendix A

Document Number: PNNL-32157 | Document Type: Analysis, Field Study | Publication Date:

In support of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Commercial Buildings Energy Code Field Study (DOE Field Study)1 this data collection methodology and protocol (DOE Commercial Methodology) provides guidance on all aspects of undertaking a compliance study, from development of a sampling plan to recruitment to code requirements and compliance checks for each energy code measure specified to be collected.

Appendix A: Data Collection Measures

Commercial Building Energy Code Field Study Data Collection Methodology and Protocol

Document Type: Analysis, Field Study | Publication Date:

In support of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Commercial Buildings Energy Code Field Study (DOE Field Study)1 this data collection methodology and protocol (DOE Commercial Methodology) provides guidance on all aspects of undertaking a compliance study, from development of a sampling plan to recruitment to code requirements and compliance checks for each energy code measure specified to be collected.

DOE Field Data Collection Supplemental Worksheets

Document Type: Analysis, Field Study | Publication Date:

Data Collection Supplemental Worksheets used to support the Commercial Energy Code Field Study.

DOE Field Data Collection Forms 2020

Document Type: Analysis, Field Study | Publication Date:

Data Collection Forms used to support the Commercial Energy Code Field Study.

Data Analysis of Energy Code Compliance in Commercial Buildings

Document Number: PNNL-31109-Rev.1 | Document Type: Analysis, Field Study | Publication Date:

This report is focused on the analysis of collected data in support of the development of an updated methodology to measure the impact of energy codes on commercial buildings and identify opportunities for savings through increased compliance. The primary goal was to analyze the data collected during the field study and determine the actual energy cost impact of each measure in a non-compliance situation. The energy impact results allowed for ranking the measures to identify which have the highest potential for lost savings.

NECC 2021: COMcheck Basics

Document Type: Presentation Slides | Publication Date:

2021 NECC Presentation

Development of Lost Energy Cost Savings for Energy Code Compliance in Commercial Buildings

Document Number: PNNL- 28503 | Document Type: Reports and Studies | Publication Date:

This document attempts to answer the following questions: What is the potential value of increasing compliance with the energy code and which code requirements should be emphasized during these studies? Ultimately, these are the questions that policy makers, funders, and program implementers care about. To answer them, a far more sophisticated approach is needed, one that addresses not only the question of value, but also the resource requirements to determine that value.

2021 IECC Commercial Webinar Presentation Slides

Document Type: Presentation Slides | Publication Date:

Standard 90.1-2019 Webinar Video Transcript

Document Type: Other | Publication Date:

Standard 90.1-2019 Webinar Presentation Slides

Document Type: Presentation Slides | Publication Date:

Building Energy Codes Resource Guide: Lighting Development, Adoption, and Compliance

Document Number: PNNL-SA-90653 | Document Type: Resource Guide | Publication Date:

This guide provides information for anyone dealing with a lighting energy code or standard. It provides background and development information to help readers understand the basis for requirements and their intent. The guide also provides detailed explanations of the major types of requirements such that users can more effectively design to meet compliance while applying the most flexibility possible.

Building Energy Codes Resource Guide: HVAC Controls Guide for Plans Examiners and Building Inspectors

Document Number: PNNL-83271 | Document Type: Resource Guide | Publication Date:

This guide provides an aid that will make it easier to apply the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) control requirements found in building energy codes and addresses requirements defined by 2009 and 2012 editions of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007 and ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010.

Building Energy Codes Resource Guide: Commerical Buildings for Architects

Document Number: PNNL-82940 | Document Type: Resource Guide | Publication Date:

This guide provides key information on energy codes tailored for architects and provides guidance on how they can support the adoption of new or updated energy codes and the resources needed to ensure compliance with what is adopted. The guide also includes information on the importance of architects in the development and compliance verification processes; information on the interface between codes and the design process; design and compliance tools; information on building construction and commissioning, and many other resources that are key to helping architects understand the important role energy codes through the design process play in addressing our energy, economic and environmental challenges.

Building Energy Codes Resource Guide: Code Officials Edition

Document Number: PNNL-SA-75501 | Document Type: Resource Guide | Publication Date:

This guide includes practical plan review and inspection resources, including the U.S. Department of Energy Building Energy Codes Program's REScheck™ and COMcheck™ quick reference guides, case studies, and sample inspection checklists; as well as excerpts from International Code Council's commentaries, workbooks, and code companion materials.

This collection also includes many other helpful items and points to further resources available on the web. Residential and commercial building officials can easily add state and local guidance in order to use this binder as a one-stop resource to support compliance in the field.

Technical Support Document for Version 3.9.1 of the COMcheck Software

Document Number: PNNL-21880 | Document Type: Technical Support Document | Publication Date:

This technical support document (TSD) is designed to explain the technical basis for the COMcheck software as originally developed based on the ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-1989 (Standard 90.1-1989). Documentation for other national model codes and standards and specific state energy codes supported in COMcheck has been added to this report as appendices. These appendices are intended to provide technical documentation for features specific to the supported codes and for any changes made for state-specific codes that differ from the standard features that support compliance with the national model codes and standards. Beginning with COMcheck version 3.8.0, support for 90.1-1989, 90.1-1999, and the 1998 IECC and version 3.9.0 support for 2000 and 2001 IECC are no longer included, but those sections remain in this document for reference purposes.