The Technical Reference Manual (TRM) defines standard algorithms and assumptions for quantifying the savings that result from common energy efficiency and conservation measures installed through the Conservation Improvement Program. Commerce has released version 1.1 of the TRM as an update to version 1.0, which applies to the 2014 program year. A PDF of the TRM is available.
Version 1.1 corrects errors and missing information in Version 1.0 discovered by Commerce CIP staff after its release. In addition, Version 1.1 includes an update to the commercial/industrial (C/I) lighting measures recommended by the TRM lighting workgroup. The update increases the peak demand coincidence factor for grocery stores from 69% to 90%, increasing the peak demand savings that can be claimed for grocery store lighting projects.
Other changes include: