A Detailed Analysis of Capital Intensive Modifications (DACIM) project requires the development of an electricity performance model, prepared using building energy software. Before pre-approving a DACIM application, the participant or auditor must disclose the modeling software intended to be used. While there is no official list of eligible platforms, the following suggestions should represent the choice most auditors consider:
- IES Virtual Environment
- Hourly Analysis Program (HAP)
- TRACE 700
- EnergyPro v5.1
For certainty, Excel workbooks developed by the auditor will not meet the building energy software eligibility requirement.