What are SBEM Calculations & Part L Reports?
SBEM means Simplified Building Energy Modelling. This is the UK’s government approved methodology for calculating the energy performance of a commercial building.
SBEM is used to assess the overall thermal elements of a commercial building and the amount of energy that will be consumed by internal services (e.g. heating, cooling, ventilation, lighting and water) over the course of a year.
The SBEM calculation results are summarised within the Part L Report for submission to Building Control.
Although the report is in depth there is one principle requirement. It is for the Building Emission Rate to be less than the Target Emission Rate.
A Part L Report is usually submitted to Building Control at both the Design Stage and the As Built Stage.
How quickly can I have my SBEM Calculations?
It depends on the size of your property however, on average it takes about 3-5 days to arrange an appointment. We will require a full set of plans and building services to start the process.