Announcements

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  • The COMNET team is excited to launch its first commercial product, which allows design teams to directly upload their building energy modeling information into LEED Online. The COMNET Energy Modeling Portal is free to use is free to use for a limited introductory period. Using the portal can save substantial time and also offers basic quality assurance features to reduce errors in LEED submittals to GBCI. The portal supports two file types—legacy outputs from eQUEST (.sim files) and COMNET XML Standard Output files.
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News & Events

  • COMNET Recognized in Florida Law
    July 1, 2013

    On July 1, COMNET was recognized, along with other building energy rating and evaluation systems, as part of Florida's new energy efficiency legislation SB 269. The legislation passed unanimously and mandates that all commercial buildings permitted for construction after January 1, 1995 have an assessment of its energy performance. COMNET works with energy performance programs including LEED and ASHRAE's Building Energy Quotient and the federal 179D commercial building energy tax deduction option. COMNET can provide accreditation of building energy modeling software that complies with COMNET requirements.

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  • 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).

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  • 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....