SBEM Calculations

Greater Manchester EPC have over 10 years combined experience in non-domestic SBEM calculations. We have performed SBEM calculations on various types and sizes of projects throughout Manchester and the UK ranging from simple retails units to new office developments, shopping centres and whole industrial sites.

What is an SBEM Calculation?

Our energy assessors use SBEM (Simplified Building Energy Model) is a piece of software used to demonstrate compliance with Part L2 of Building Regulations. SBEM calculates the monthly energy usage and carbon dioxide emissions of a building based on the building geometry, construction, HVAC (eg. Heating, Cooling, Ventilation, Hot Water) and lighting.

SBEM calculations are required for all newly built non-domestic buildings with a heated or cooled environment and an internal floor area greater than 50m². Also, SBEM calculations are sometimes needed for commercial extensions, conversion and renovation projects.

When is an SBEM calculations required?

Design Stage – Building Control require a Design Stage SBEM Calculation to be submitted with your building regulations application to ensure compliance of Part L2 of the Building Regulations. Building Control will not allow you to start construction of your project until the SBEM calculation is produced.

As-built Stage – Building Control require an As-built Stage SBEM Calculation and EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) when the building is completed. Without this paperwork it is unlikely that the building will achieve final Building Control approval.

Our SBEM Calculation process:

  • Full review of plans & specification and make any recommendations.
  • Complete the Design Stage SBEM Calculation & provide guidance (if required).
  • Complete the As Built SBEM Calculation and EPC (Energy Performance Certificate).
  • Supply all documents to meet your project deadlines.

Why Use Greater Manchester EPC for your SBEM Calculations?

  • We have performed SBEM calculations on over 2000 buildings to date – 100% pass rate
  • 10 years combined experience producing SBEM calculations.
  • Expert technical compliance & cost-effective solutions to comply with Part L2 building regulations.
  • We never charge for SBEM calculations that fail and will always provide guidance to achieve a pass.
  • We provide a ‘24-hour turnaround’ service on urgent projects (subject to a fee).

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Email us your project plans info@greatermanchesterepc.co.uk or call on 07875 753571.

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