The California Utility Allowance Calculator (CUAC) is a tool designed to calculate project-specific utility allowances for low income housing projects. On January 25, 2009, the CTCAC approved the CUAC as the energy consumption model software for California for the 2009 tax credit funding cycle. The CUAC can be use by qualified professionals approved by the CTCAC to calculate project-specific utility allowances. Typically more accurate than a public housing authority utility allowance schedule.
Use of CUAC is limited to: new construction projects in the design phase, and existing tax credit projects with multifamily affordable solar housing (MASH) program awards that offset tenant area electrical load.