Factsheet / December 19, 2015 / Advanced Buildings

COMNET is a quality assurance initiative to standardize building energy modeling, by creating consistent baselines relative to various energy codes and standards. COMNET extends and supports existing systems for assessing and rating the energy efficiency of new commercial and multifamily buildings in the United States. The core component of COMNET is a set of guidelines and procedures that governs this standardization.

COMNET offers quality assurance services to green building rating agencies, energy code authorities, utility energy efficiency programs, and other programs that rely on, or require, energy models. By creating streamlined processes with technical rigor, institutional credibility, consistency, and versatility, COMNET helps to make the evaluation of building energy models (BEM) more efficient and cost-effective.

Specifically, COMNET provides step-by-step guidance on complying with IRS tax deductions (via ASHRAE 90.1-2001) LEED v3 (90.1-2007), and the upcoming LEED v4 (90.1-2010). Visit the COMNET website.