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"These tests are designed to ensure that effective measures for the conservation of fuel and power are incorporated within buildings, ideally at the design stage."

"These tests are designed to ensure that effective measures for the conservation of fuel and power are incorporated within buildings, ideally at the design stage."

Our EPC & SBEM Energy Calculations

Section 6 of the Scottish Building Standards and Building Regulations Part L2 in England & Wales, requires Simplified Building Energy Model (SBEM) calculations and Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) to be produced for all new build, converted and extended commercial premises.

These tests are designed to ensure that effective measures for the conservation of fuel and power are incorporated within buildings, ideally at the design stage. In addition to limiting energy demand through specification of the performance of building fabric and building services, a carbon dioxide emissions standard obliges designers of new buildings to consider building performance in an holistic manner.

In commercial buildings compliance with Building Regulations is normally demonstrated using an SBEM Calculation. However, it is worth noting that compliance can also be carried out in more sophisticated DSM (Dynamic Simulation Modelling) software.

There are two stages to an SBEM assessment – the design stage required for permission to build and the ‘as built’ stage which is required for a completion certificate and EPC to be issued.

As well as providing EPC & SBEM calculations, we also provide a full consultancy service to ensure compliance with Building Standards and offer practical advice on making design adjustments that will conserve energy and reduce CO2 emissions allowing our clients to save energy and reduce running costs over the entire lifespan of their buildings.

With our expertise in Energy Calculations, Air Tightness Testing and Thermal Imaging, we can deliver a complete package of services at a reduced cost to ensure our clients meet with all compliance requirements and energy efficiency obligations including the Energy Act 2018.

Key benefits of EPC & SBEM Calculations

  • Achieve compliance with Current Building Regulations.
  • Confidently plan any design changes to ensure energy savings are realised.
  • Ensure your building will be Energy Efficient over its entire lifespan.
  • Reduce CO2 Emissions through lower energy consumption.
  • Reduce overall running costs for your building(s).
  • Secure BREEAM Credits through SBEM Calculations.
  • Ensure your building(s) will meet the obligations of the Energy Act 2018.

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