Energy code compliance is not determined directly on the platform.
There are two main paths for energy code compliance: Performance and Prescriptive.
Both require sign off by a licensed architect and/or engineer prior to submission to code officials or other authority having jurisdiction. On cove.tool projects teams can do a lot of the prep work before the final submission for compliance must be created!
Here is a rundown of various workflows can follow when they will eventually need to produce final compliance documentation. The goal of our cost vs. energy tool is to help design teams optimize their projects from the very start! By saving 20% to 40% energy use through smart design choices, the compliance steps becomes simple documentation! Projects avoid potential heartache from discovering too late in the design they do not meet energy code!