News & Events

  • Proposed Revisions for the 2013 Building Code
    January 21, 2013

    The Washington, DC Construction Code Coordinating Board (CCCB) has proposed revisions for the 2013 building code based on the 2012 ICC codes that include an amendment to require the use of the COMNET Modeling Guidelines and Procedures (MGP) for all energy models submitted for commercial building permits. The COMNET reference is found in Chapter 12 DCMR K – Green Construction Code Supplement, Section 602.1.2 (pages 68-69).

  • Washington DC Panel Votes to Require COMNET MGP in Building Code
    July 26, 2012
    Washington DC is in the process of updating its building codes to the 2012 ICC codes for adoption in the spring of 2013. DC is on track to be the first jurisdiction to adopt the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) as mandatory for all buildings within IgCC’s scope....
  • Zero Energy Commercial Buildings Consortium Endorses COMNET Normalizations for Asset Ratings
    February 22, 2011

    In its recent report, Analysis of Cost & Non-Cost Barriers and Policy Solutions for Commercial Buildings, the Zero Energy Commercial Buildings Consortium (CBC) seeks to capture market feedback on key barriers to energy efficiency, identify innovative strategies and successful approaches, and facilitate information and knowledge transfer among stakeholders. The report concludes that in many cases the energy efficiency industry lacks simple energy usage baselines and reliable energy performance metrics for commercial buildings.

  • COMNET to Host Informal Session at ACEEE Summer Study 2014
    An informal session is scheduled to discuss COMNET and how it can benefit software developers, energy modelers, and energy program administrators. The event is scheduled from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM on August 18, 2014 and is part of the ACEEE 2014 Summer Study in Pacific Grove, CA.  ...