The CEC and Title 24

The CEC and Title 24

The New Year is here and everyone is focused on changes and improvement. We at TrendPoint Systems wanted to focus on recent changes with CEC and offer solutions to those changes to help you jump-start to a great 2014!

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has made changes to the California Energy Efficiency Standards, commonly known as TITLE 24, that will affect everyone that is involved in the design and building of Residential and Nonresidential Buildings. Although the scope of changes are broad, I will only discuss the metering portion of the standards.

The framework has been established by the CEC, however there are no detailed specifics on how to meet this new standard. We do know that in both new builds and in retrofits some aspects of power consumption will require metering. Load segregation and identification are mandated, but the methodology, and more importantly, what is acceptable to meet these requirements, in reporting for example, has not been fully detailed or defined by the new standards. In discussing this with those responsible for meeting these requirements, (e.g. manufacturers, design engineers, and contractors) they are all struggling with how to best implement designs that are flexible enough to meet these new rules, with the knowledge that changes in mandate will likely happen. This is expected with most standards, as they will undoubtedly mature with real world field implementations in 2014 and beyond.

TrendPoint’s EnerSure platform’s revenue-grade accuracy, flexibility and adaptability will help ensure your investment is protected for today as well as in the future, even as the new ruling matures and changes.

All TrendPoint metering solutions offer an open communication set that includes SNMP, BACnet IP and Modbus TCP. Each circuit provides revenue-grade data (PF, kW, kWH, Volt & Amp). This allows a more cost effective integration with DCIMs, BMS and Power Monitoring Systems capable of identifying and segregating loads to meet the new code.

TrendPoint metering solutions are capable of meeting the new CEC standards for power metering in 2014 and beyond.

Happy New Year!

Orlando Dolojan

Sales Executive, TrendPoint Systems

References:

  1.  http://www.energy.ca.gov/2012publications/CEC-400-2012-004/CEC-400-2012-004-15DAY.pdf
  2. 2013 Building energy efficient standards for residential and nonresidential buildings Title 24, Part 6 and Associated Administrative Regulations in part 1, effective January 1, 2014 CEC-400-2012-004-CMF-REV2

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