Generate a Delta Energy Design Rating Using CBECC-RES or EnergyPro

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The 2017 CMFNH program uses the Delta Energy Design Rating, or Delta EDR, which is based on the California Energy Commission’s Energy Design Rating, to determine project eligibility and incentives. Delta EDR, which uses Title 24 modeling rules for its calculations, is the difference between the project’s Standard Efficiency EDR and the Proposed Efficiency EDR. In other words, the Delta EDR compares a home’s energy use to what that same home’s energy use would be if built to the prescriptive path. The CMFNH team has put together a Delta EDR fact sheet, which further explains Delta EDR is, how you can generate your rating using CBECC-RES and EnergyPro to determine whether your project will achieve the minimum Delta EDR score for program eligibility. Click here to view the Generation of Delta…
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What’s in an Application Package?

What’s in an Application Package?

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The California Multifamily New Homes (CMFNH) program only requires a few things in order to submit your project for eligibility review. Once your project is past schematic design, the CMFNH team can help determine if your project is a candidate for the program. If your project is near the drywall installation phase, contact a CMFNH representative as soon as possible. Per program policy, projects that have drywall installed are no longer eligible. A complete application package consists of: Application Energy Model(s) Energy Model CF-1R(s) or PERF-1C(s) Architectural Plan Set PG&E Will Serve Letter or Application for Service Developer Survey (contact your CMFNH representative)
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CMFNH Provides Multifamily Projects with Energy Efficiency Incentives

CMFNH Provides Multifamily Projects with Energy Efficiency Incentives

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The California Multifamily New Homes program promotes and facilitates energy-efficient design in newly constructed low-rise and high-rise multifamily housing. This is done through free design assistance, cash incentives, program coordination, and educational opportunities for all participants. For a quick overview of the program timeline and incentives available, please reference this resource for the 2017 program. CMFNH 2017 Fact Sheet
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Interested in the Design Charrette incentive?

Interested in the Design Charrette incentive?

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The CMFNH program has a $5,000 incentive available that goes directly to the developer. All enrolling projects are eligible to take advantage of this incentive by hosting a meeting with a CMFNH team member and specific members of the project team. During this meeting, the energy efficiency of a project is discussed. The purpose of the charrette is to facilitate project round tables and bring the project team members together from multiple disciplines to discuss project goals and encourage the achievement of deeper energy savings.  If the project is participating in any other energy efficiency programs, representatives from those programs should also join the meeting. The below criteria will qualify a project to receive this incentive: Discuss and formalize the energy efficiency strategies of the building Project team members in…
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The New CMFNH Eligibility Metric

The New CMFNH Eligibility Metric

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Learn about the Delta Energy Design Rating, the new eligibility metric for the California Multifamily New Homes program. The Delta EDR is the difference between the ‘Standard Design EDR’ and the ‘Proposed Design EDR’. The current versions of CBECC-Res and EnergyPro generate multiple versions of the EDR. Below is a list of the five EDRs currently available. The minimum requirement for entry in to the program is a Delta EDR score of 3 for all climate zones (CZ 1-16). The Delta EDR compares a home’s energy use to what that same home’s energy use would be if built to the prescriptive path. For an equitable entry across all climate zones, the Delta EDR also allows bonus performance embedded “Point Kickers” that can add to the Delta EDR points for incentive calculation.…
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