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CalTRACK Technical Documentation

CalTRACK methods are developed in an open and transparent stakeholder process that uses empirical testing to define replicable methods for calculating normalized metered energy consumption using either monthly or interval data from an existing conditions baseline.

This repository contains the CalTRACK 2.0 methods, and the CalTRACK Technical Appendix, which explains how many of the methods were developed.

Future improvements are catalogued as "Issues" and are found in the Projects tab. These issues are considered "closed" until they are formally re-opened by the Working Group.

Formal changes in methods will follow processes established under the JDF charter:

Deliverable Development Process

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Deliverable Development Process

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Working Group Approval. Once a Working Group believes it has achieved the objectives for its deliverable as described in the Scope, it will progress its Draft Deliverable to “Working Group Approved” status.

Final Approval. Upon a Draft Deliverable reaching Working Group Approved status, the Executive Director or his/her designee will present that Working Group Approved Draft Deliverable to all Steering Members for Approval. Upon Approval by the Steering Members, that Draft Deliverable will be designated an “Approved Deliverable.”

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