Monday, November 16, 2009

CMA Program Continues its Progress

John Lewis, NFRC’s senior manager of business development and outreach, provided an update this afternoon on the Component Modeling Approach (CMA) Product Certification Program. CMA, which enables whole product energy performance ratings for non-residential projects, currently is in a pilot phase.

Lewis noted that testing and evaluation of the CMA Software tool (CMAST) continues and that Version 1.1.00 is about to be released. It will include financial functionality, he reported.

His presentation also highlighted CMA marketing outreach activities in California. Heschong Mahone Group, the firm selected by NFRC to conduct this work, is educating the building code community on the CMA provision in the latest version of the state’s buildings energy codes (Title 24). That version will take effect in January 2010. During the presentation, Lewis invited NFRC Board Member Nelson Pena, with the California Energy Commission, to offer details on CMA and Title 24 to the audience. Pena noted that the enforcement community is being made aware of energy requirements including review and acceptance of the CMA Label Certificate.

Lewis also highlighted free webinars on CMA and Title 24 that are scheduled for December 3, 2009, and January 28, 2010. More information is available online.

More information on CMA generally can be found on the NFRC Web site.

No comments:

Post a Comment