Energy code compliance cannot be determined within cove.tool.

We do not allow users to check energy code compliance because energy code compliance must be performed and certified by a professional engineer using a zoned energy model with properly sized equipment. Users can take the default inputs and input them into a COMcheck (step-by-step guide) or REScheck to get energy code compliance through the prescriptive path.

Users should focus on using the optimization to dramatically beat the code and reduce construction costs. 20% to 40% energy savings and 2% to 3% cost savings are typical outcomes from using the optimization.

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