Simplified Building Energy Model - SBEM Calculations
JSD AAT are pleased to also be able to offer SBEM calculations, these are the governments preferred method of testing the energy efficiency of non-domestic buildings. SBEMs are used to demonstrate compliance with Building Regulations Approved Document L2A by comparing the designed Building Emission Rate (BER) with an SBEM calculated Target Emission Rate (TER).
When can a SBEM be calculated?
For new buildings an initial SBEM assessment is carried out at the design stage to confirm that specifications such as insulations, heating, lighting and air conditioning systems are suitable.
When the construction of the building is complete an as built SBEM assessment is produced. This will usually include the result of an air permeability test, buildings less than 500m² may not require a test
An Energy Performance Certificate is then produced which is lodged with Landmark, the government’s EPC database, and issued by emailed. This will need to be submitted to building control together with the as built SBEM assessment
For further details, please contact us on 01366 387354 where an advisor will be pleased to assist with your requirements