MICROPAS8 Approved on an
From an email sent to all registered users on December 17,
Dear MICROPAS User,
The California Energy Commission approved
MICROPAS8 on December 16th.
1. Attached is an order form or the form is
www.micropas.com. The base cost is $400.
Please see the order form for details. To order,
please sign and complete the order form and either
mail it, scan and email it or fax it back to us.
As our call volume goes up substantially during
the initial release, if at all possible please
mail, email or fax your order instead of calling.
2. We are doing an all electronic distribution of
the program this time. We expect to post the
software for downloading by Monday, December 21st.
We will email you the license file so it is
critical that your order form have a valid email
address. Without the license file, the program
runs as a demo version.
This new version operates the same as the existing
version, so it will not take long for existing
users to make the switch. There are a few new
inputs, mostly related to the roof/attic
configuration and for mechanical ventilation. A
file converter is included that will enable you to
use your existing files as a starting point.
We do plan on offering training, possibly online,
but this will be scheduled in a few weeks. As
always, we are both available to help with any
issues as you begin using the new software, and
the changes will be detailed in the User’s Manual.
We look forward to working with you to implement
these new standards.
Ken Nittler, P.E.
Dee Anne Ross
Note: Because of the Commission's desire to
implement the standards on January 1st as planned,
approval has been granted on an interim basis
through March 31st, 2010, as there are a few
details left to complete. For MICROPAS, the
compliance results are solid and we do not expect
compliance results to change, but there is some
additional work on the compliance forms and a few
user details yet to be completed. So you can
expect to see an update in the near future.