COMcheck-EZTM Version 2.1, April 2000
Software Compliance Guide
You can use COMcheck-EZ™ to demonstrate that your commercial or high-rise
residential building design complies with the 2000 Edition of the International Energy
Conservation Code (IECC). COMcheck-EZ includes a software method and a manual
method for demonstrating compliance.
The COMcheck-EZ software provides a highly flexible way to demonstrate compliance
with minimal input. The envelope section allows tradeoffs between envelope
components, including roofs, walls , windows, floors, and skylights. The lighting section
enables you to quickly determine if your lighting design meets interior-lighting power
limits. The mechanical section enables you to assemble a customized list of code
requirements that are applicable to the systems and equipment in your building.
This guide describes how to install and use the COMcheck-EZ software, Version 2 for
Windows . If you have obtained a printed copy of these materials, a CD-ROM containing
the software is attached to the inside back cover. You can access a U.S. Department of
Energy Building Standards and Guidelines Program (BSGP) web site at
http://www.energycodes.org to learn about COMcheck-EZ and get free downloads of the
complete package of materials. If you have more questions, call the BSGP hotline at
1-800-270-CODE or send email to TechSupport@pnl.gov.
What You Need to Run COMcheck-EZ
COMcheck-EZ requires a Windows-based computer with at least the following hardware
an 80486 processor
6 MB extended RAM
a VGA or Super VGA monitor
a Microsoft-compatible mouse.
COMcheck-EZ Version 2 is a Windows application and requires Microsoft® Windows®
95, 98, NT 4.0 or later.
Software Compliance Guide for the 2000 IECC
You must install COMcheck-EZ onto your hard disk as instructed below. Before
installing the software, make sure your computer meets the minimum hardware and