CBECC-Res Compliance Software Project

CBECC-Res is a free computer program developed by the California Energy Commission for use in complying with the California Residential Building Energy Efficiency Standards. The CBECC-Res Software project is managed Bruce A. Wilcox, P.E. The California Energy Commission project manager is Larry Froess.

To download the latest version of CBECC-Res, see the Current Downloads section for each version of the Standards below.

2013 Standards

For a list of all approved compliance programs for the 2013 Residential and Nonresidential Building Energy Efficiency Standards, go to www.energy.ca.gov/title24/2013standards/2013_computer_prog_list.html. For information about California's Building Energy Efficiency Standards, go to www.energy.ca.gov/title24/2013standards.

CURRENT DOWNLOADS FOR THE 2013 STANDARDS


PREVIOUS VERSIONS OF CBECC-RES 2013

Need help? Look below for information on how to get technical support.


2016 Standards

CURRENT DOWNLOADS FOR THE 2016 STANDARDS

Need Help?

DOCUMENTATION
If you have questions about the software or run into a problem, there a number of resources where you can find help:

  • FAQ, User Manual, and RACM Reference Manual (see above)
  • Quick Start Guide, which is available in the software's Help menu.

TECHNICAL SUPPORT
If you have a question that is not covered by one of these documents or if you think CBECC-Res is not operating correctly, send an email to
CBECC-Res Support and we'll answer your question as soon as possible.

If you are reporting a CBECC-Res crash or error, please include as much of the following as possible (copy and paste this template into your email):

     CBECC-Res version (Help: About): CBECC-Res 2013-?? (???)
     Describe the error, using as much detail as possible.
     List the steps taken to produce the error, using as much detail as possible.
     1.
     2. etc.

If there is an error message, what is the message? If possible, take a screenshot of the error message and attach it to the email as a file.
Please attach your <ProjectName>.ribd file. This is the file you open and save from inside CBECC-Res. By default, this file is located in the C:\Users\<your username>\My Documents\CBECC-Res-2013-??\Projects directory.

If you are interested in using the CBECC Compliance Manager in third-party vendor compliance software tools, the documentation of the API is included in this software installation (see ...Data\Documents\CEC Compliance Manager (res) software docu v9.pdf). Also, if you need additional functionality beyond what is available, please let us know specifically what you need so that we can begin to prioritize our work going forward.

CBECC-RES AND TITLE 24 TRAINING
Recordings of the Energy Commission's recent training webinars on the 2013 California Building Energy Code Compliance software (CBECC-Res and CBECC-Com) are available on the Title 24 Training webpage. Scroll down to "2013 CBECC Software Training Webinars" and click on the links to access webinar recordings or the presentation slide decks. The training webinars are designed to help you learn how to use the software, and are intended to assist your business in preparing for the 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. The webpage also lists other Title 24 training opportunities.