CBECC-Com Nonresidential Compliance Software

Overview of the Reference Method

The Reference Method is a series of tests designed to verify that Compliance Software meets the certification requirements defined by the CA Energy Commission. These tests are described in Chapter 3 of the Nonresidential Alternative Calculation Method (NACM) Manual.

The Reference Method consists of two test suites:

Download the NACM Reference Method Documentation

The NACM Reference Method materials are available for download here.


CBECC-Com 2016.2.1
  1. Simplified Geometry - Streamlined Set

  2. Detailed Geometry (DG) - Full Set


CBECC-Com 2016.2.0
  1. Simplified Geometry (SG) - Full Set

  2. Simplified Geometry - Streamlined Set

  3. Detailed Geometry (DG) - Full Set

CBECC-Com 2013 3d
  1. Detailed Geometry - Streamlined Set

  2. Simplified Geometry - Streamlined Set

CBECC-Com 2016.1.0
  1. Simplified Geometry - Full Set

  2. Detailed Geometry - Full Set

CBECC-Com 2013 3c
  1. Detailed Geometry - Streamlined Set

  2. Simplified Geometry - Streamlined Set

CBECC-Com 2013 3b
  1. Detailed Geometry - Streamlined Set

  2. Detailed Geometry - Full Set

  3. Simplified Geometry - Streamlined Set