Part L & SBEM calculations

delichonWhat are SBEM calculations?

SBEM (Simplified Building Energy Model) calculations are used to measure the energy use and carbon emissions of the proposed building whether from plans for new builds, extensions or conversions or from a site inspection in the case of existing buildings. SBEM calculations enable you to demonstrate compliance with Part L of the Building Regulations. They are also used to produce Non Domestic Energy Performance Certificates (NDEPC).

Why must I have a SBEM calculation?

When submitting plans for a new commercial building or an extension to an existing one, Building Control requires a SBEM calculation to ensure your building complies with Part L of the Building Regulations, at both design stage and on the building’s completion. If you cannot provide one, your plans will not be passed and it is unlikely that your building will be allowed to commence.

Why use Energy Savings Experts?

Our aim is to get you a pass as quickly as possible so your project can commence, however large or small your building is. We offer a fast track service – at one price with no hidden extras – that will provide you with an SBEM calculation quickly and efficiently, highlighting any compliance issues. If we discover any issues, we’ll work with you, offering design advice and trying out different scenarios, watching the effect on the SBEM calculation to make sure your plans are passed. As part of the service we provide all the U Value calculations.To make the process simpler for you we provide a Part L SBEM New Build Checklist so that you can provide us with all the information we need in one go, saving you time and money. Get in touch and find out how Energy Saving Experts can help you.