CBECC-Com Nonresidential Compliance Software

CBECC-Com uses EnergyPlus v8.0/8.1 to perform simulations and Sketchup (v8.0/Pro) with OpenStudio SketchUp Plugin for geometry input. Instructions and links for downloading the compliance software and the associated supporting software are listed below.

  1. Download/Install CBECC-Com

    CBECC-Com v3-beta: Click here to download and install CBECC-Com 2013 v3-beta (Build 645)


    New in this version:
    • Uses EnergyPlus 8.1 to perform simulations
    • Evaporative cooling equipment
    • Exhaust fans
    • Dedicated outdoor air systems (DOAS) for use with zone systems
    • Water source heat pump coils in PTHP and new WSHP zone systems
    • Instantaneous water heaters
    • Plenum supply and return
    • Lighting heat gain factors adjusted for plenum returns
    • Series fan-powered VAV boxes
    • CRAC and CRAH systems for computer rooms
    • Special requirements enabled for process spaces (computer rooms, kitchens, laboratories)

    Note: CBECC-Com 2013 v3-beta has has not been approved by the California Energy Commission for Title 24 compliance. This version comes bundled with EnergyPlus 8.1. Users do not need to install EnergyPlus 8.1 separately.

    CBECC-Com v2b: Click here to download CBECC-Com 2013 v2b (Build 609)- Certified by California Energy Commission


    New in this version:
    • Adds new options to the Tools menu bar to view/edit or delete the project log file and to edit INI file entries
    • Adds “mouse over” pop-up descriptions/help for many building model parameters
    • Adds ability to view and edit polyloop coordinates for detailed geometry models
    • Simplifies and clarifies data required for water heaters
    • Various bug fixes to v2. See Quick Start Guide for details

    Note: CBECC-Com 2013 v2b has has been approved by the California Energy Commission for Title 24 compliance. This version comes bundled with EnergyPlus 8.0. Users do not need to install EnergyPlus 8.0 separately.

    Note: CBECC-Com 2013 v1.0, v1c and v1d have been decertified and no longer valid for compliance.

    CBECC-Com Archive Versions: Click here to access archive versions of CBECC-Com

    Getting Started With CBECC-Com

    Please read the Quick-Start Guide / User Manual to get started with CBECC-Com. Several example files are included with CBECC-Com and can be found in the C:\Users\(your username)\Documents\CBECC-Com 2013 Projects\ folder. These examples demonstrate how to assemble various building and HVAC system types.

    CBECC-Com Mailing List Signup

    If you would like to be notified of updates to CBECC-Com (new features, bug fixes), then please sign up for the mailing by clicking on the link below:
    CBECC-Com Mailing List Signup

  2. Download/Install SketchUp v8.0 & OpenStudio SketchUp Plugin

    CBECC-Com uses SketchUp in combination with OpenStudio SketchUp Plugin to create and building geometry for input into CBECC-Com for simulation and compliance analysis. Please use the links below to download these supporting tools:

    Trimble SketchUp v8.0 Click here to download and install SketchUp v8.0

    OpenStudio SketchUp Plugin Click here to download and install OpenStudio SketchUp Plugin

    1. Note: In order to download OpenStudio Plugin, you are required to setup a user account.
  3. CBECC-Com Compliance Manager Software Documentation

    If you are interested in using the CBECC-Com Compliance Manager in third-party vendor compliance software tools, the software documentation for the compliance manager can be downloaded by clicking on the link below.

    CBECC-Com Compliance Manager Software Documentation v9

  4. Standards Data Dictionary (SDD)

    The Standards Data Dictionary (SDD) defines the terminology and data model for compliance software and can be downloaded by clicking on the link below.

    Download the latest SDD Workbook (05/22/2014)