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How To Pass An SBEM Assessment

When we complete an SBEM calculation we provide an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) to demonstrate compliance.

There are several criterions for Part L2A of the UK’s Commercial Building Regulations in order to pass an SBEM calculation which we will explore now.

It’s important to note that this is not a one-size-fits-all approach, but there are key areas that can make improvements to your results and are common across most non-domestic building types.

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What Buildings Require An SBEM Calculation?

What buildings require an SBEM calculation

Every new building with a heating system will need to be assessed to check energy efficiency against current Government emission targets.

If you’re building a dwelling, such as houses or apartment blocks, it needs its own SAP calculation, whereas any building that isn’t a dwelling will require an SBEM calculation.

In simple terms, an SBEM calculation will be needed for all non-domestic, new-build properties.

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Why Are SBEM Calculations Important?

SBEM Calculations

The standards for energy efficiency are becoming increasingly rigorous, posing challenges for developers and property builders.

All new properties should comply with Part L2A of the Building Regulations in England and Wales and should be taken into consideration at design stage.

A SBEM (Simplified Building Energy Model) is a computer program that provides a detailed analysis of a building’s energy consumption for commercial buildings.

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