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At E2 Consultants we pride ourselves on being able to provide all of the Part L services. We provide affordable SBEM Calculations for all commercial property projects whether they are new-build conversions or extensions. E2 Consultants use cutting-edge software to produce their SBEM Calculations, we have experienced assessors equipped & qualified to undertake any type of building for anywhere in the UK, no matter how complex or diverse the structure is.
We also provide new-build Commercial EPCs with expert advice and consultancy to ensure that building regulation compliance can be met with seamless communication. For an SBEM Calculation quote call one of our UK consultants on 0800 043 8100 and we will be happy to answer any queries.
What Are SBEM Calculations?
SBEM calculations provide an analysis of a building's energy consumption by looking at the monthly energy use and carbon dioxide emissions of a building given a description of the buildings geometry, construction, use and HVAC and lighting equipment. This type of calculation is required to satisfy compliance with Building Regulations Part L and should be produced for all new build, converted and extended commercial premises.
There are 2 stages - the first stage, the 'design' stage, needs to be completed and submitted to your Building Control Body or Approved Inspector at the same time as your Building Control Application. The second stage, the 'as-built' stage, comes into force when the build is completed and a pass certificate will need to be produced for presentation to your inspector.
The SBEM itself, Simplified Building Energy Model, is the government's estimation on the energy required to heat, ventilate, light and cool a commercial building for twelve months when used 'normally'. The level of carbon dioxide emitted is also calculated and the building as a whole is given a score. The lower the rating the more energy efficient the property is thought to be.
When Should An SBEM Be Carried Out?
Commercial properties that need an SBEM include, but are not always limited to the list below. Buildings that do not require an SBEM, for example, are places of worship and those that are unheated.
- Retirement Homes
- New Builds Over 50m²
- Retail Units
- Leisure Centres
When Is Best To Have An SBEM Undertaken?
SBEM calculations, as outlined in Part L of building regulations (Document F in Northern Ireland and Section 6 in Scotland), should be undertaken before any building work begins. For this reason it's important to get it done sooner rather than later to avoid delaying work and find any issues that would be difficult to rectify after work had started.
SBEM Documents Worth HavingBuilding SBEM Calculation Project Questionnaire
Part L, SBEM & What You Need To Know To Get Your Building To Pass
SBEM Calculations can also be known as:
SBEM Rating, BER TER Calc, SBEM Assessment, BRUKL Report, SBEM Calc, SBEM,
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