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The Reference Aceā„¢ tool helps users navigate the Title 24, Part 6 Standards documents. Key word search capabilities along with hyperlinks allow you to jump directly to related sections to make using the Standards documents easier.

2016 Reference Ace

Version 2.6 of the Reference Ace adds the Title 20 Appliance Efficiency Regulations to the tool. This initial version of the integrated (Title 24, Part 6 and Title 20) tool is still under development and will be updated shortly.  The next release will include user-driven enhancements to the Title 20 documents, and a standalone Title 20 tool.  We are also continuing to update the Title 24, Part 6 portion of the tool.  In addition to the Title 20 Standards, the latest version of the Reference Ace contains all of the 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards documents (effective January 1, 2017) including the Reference Appendices, Residential and Nonresidential Compliance Manuals and ACM Reference Manuals. 

Please note that in the interest of making the documents available, we are releasing version 2.6 now, although some functions and features remain disabled, including the "Related Topics" buttons that hyperlink the various documents together. In addition, some pages may display less than ideally. We appreciate your patience as we continue updating the tool.

Go to the 2016 Reference Ace Online Tool
Download the 2016 Reference Ace Tool

To run the tool locally...

  1. Create a new folder for the 2016 Reference Ace.
  2. Open the "2016-RefAce-2017-0304.zip" file and copy (or drag) the "NetHelp" folder and all its contents to the destination folder.
  3. Create a shortcut to launch the 2016 Reference Ace:
  • Right-click on your desktop and select New/Shortcut from the menu.
  • In the Shortcut Wizard, locate the "NetHelp" folder, and select the "Index.html" file. Click "Next".
  • Type "2016 Reference Ace" (or a name of your choice) in the name field and click "Finish".

You are ready to use the Reference Ace. Simply double-click on the shortcut icon to launch it.


2013 Version
Version 1.8 of the Reference Ace includes the 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards, Reference Appendices, Residential and Nonresidential Compliance Manuals and Residential and Nonresidential ACM Reference Manuals. In addition, it includes references to the 2016 Standards revisions, which will become effective on January 1, 2017.


Go to the 2013 Reference Ace Online Tool
Download the 2013 Reference Ace Tool

To run the tool locally...

  1. Create a new folder for the 2013 Reference Ace.
  2. Open the "2013 Reference Ace-v18-r1.zip" file and copy (or drag) the "NetHelp" folder and all its contents to the destination folder.
  3. Create a shortcut to launch the 2013 Reference Ace:
  • Right-click on your desktop and select New/Shortcut from the menu.
  • In the Shortcut Wizard, locate the "NetHelp" folder, and select the "Index.html" file. Click "Next".
  • Type "2013 Reference Ace" (or a name of your choice) in the name field and click "Finish".

You are ready to use the Reference Ace. Simply double-click on the shortcut icon to launch it.

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