SCE Building Energy Modeling Roadmap
Southern California Edison (SCE) is a California leader in the subject of building energy modeling (BEM); having previously commissioned and provided industry training for tools such as eQUEST, EnergyPro, AGI32, SPOT and Dynamic Radiance. In turn, SCE's customer programs have long relied on BEM tools. SCE’s programs use modeling tools to demonstrate energy code compliance, calculate margins of compliance for customized programs such as Savings By Design, calculate energy savings for deemed programs, and evaluate new emerging technologies.
Based on extensive market research, TRC created a decision-making framework to guide SCE’s future investment in BEM tools. This framework aligns with larger industry trajectories, seeks to create the clear value proposition to customers, and leverages SCE’s existing CP&S Product Governance Process (a process for incorporating new ideas, technologies and measures into SCE’s portfolio of customer programs).