Non-Domestic New Build (SBEM)
A Simplified Building Energy Model (SBEM) is used to calculate the compliance of a new build non domestic property with Part L Building Regulations.
The Building Regulations for England and Wales Compliance Part L2 require all new buildings, refurbishments or extensions over 50m² to be assessed using SBEM calculations to show the energy efficiency rating.
The SBEM calculation provides a carbon footprint of the proposed building and indicates the energy costs and carbon emissions generated at the design state of the project. The SBEM calculations will consider the following elements:
- Floor, Wall & Roof Construction
- Windows & Doors
- Heating & Cooling Systems
- Water Heating System
Once the construction has been completed and all works have been carried out as per the SBEMspecifications, the EPC is produced from the SBEM calculations.