Complete EPC – Qualified SBEM Assessors For Your Property
What is SBEM?
For all non-residential properties in the UK, Simplified Building Energy Modelling helps to identify how energy-efficient buildings are. Building control and project managers must show prospective owners what they can expect from potential energy use.
Working in line with BER/TER, or carbon emissions targets, this assessment will ensure that a building is compliant and safe to use. If you are in charge of a commercial building project for non-residential purposes whether it be a new build, conversion or extension, it is time to arrange a SBEM Calculation.
Complete EPC works in line with both the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) and National Calculation Methodology (NCM) to ensure that all readings are above board.
When is an SBEM Calculation required?
You will need them in order to satisfy building regulations, without an SBEM assessment you won’t be allowed to begin work on your site.
As time goes on standards for energy efficiency are becoming higher and so it is vital that your new building is well insulated and has the most efficient heating, lighting and ventilation systems.
Design Stage – Building Control require a Design Stage SBEM Calculation to be submitted with your Building Regulations Application. Without the SBEM Calculation, Building Control will not allow the project to start on site.
As-built Stage – Building Control require an As-built Stage SBEM Calculation and EPC when the building is completed. Without this info it is unlikely that the building will achieve Final Building Control approval.
Alongside SBEM it is also possible to undertake DSM (Dynamic Simulation Modelling) on new commercial buildings. DSM offers greater flexibility and more accuracy and is normally used for larger more complex buildings.
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