Recent Software Updates Increase Eligibility and Incentives!

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Does your project have electric dryers and cooking? Recent software updates could improve your project’s eligibility or incentive for the California Advanced Homes Program and the California Multifamily New Homes Program.

Single family and low-rise multifamily projects with electric dryers and electric cooking that previously did not qualify due to low Delta EDR scores, may now be eligible for the California Advanced Homes Program (CAHP) and California Multifamily New Homes (CMFNH) Program using the most current Title 24 Compliance software. The most current versions, namely, CBECC-Res 2016.3.0 (SP2) and Energy Pro 7.2.2, have updated the rulesets to include an electric baseline for appliances. This means that the software now allows for a direct comparison between fuel types. Read on to see examples of how the fuel selection impacts the EDR of Standard Efficiency and EDR Proposed Efficiency by the fuel selection. The change in the EDRs might just result in higher Delta EDRs for your project, when compared with results from previous versions.

Projects with electric appliances may see significant improvement in their Delta EDR scores than originally predicted. We encourage projects with electric dryers and cooking that previously did not qualify for the program to re-run their models using current versions of CBECC-Res 2016 and EnergyPro 7 to determine CAHP/CMFNH eligibility.

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