SBEM Calculations Explained
SBEM Calculations (simplified Building Energy Model) are calculations carried out to any new build, extended or refurbished commercial property over 50m2, reviewing and/or specifying the building fabric, heating, hot water, cooling, ventilation and lighting.
SBEM Calculations review any provide a clear view of the carbon emissions and energy performance of the property as well as ensuring compliance to Building regulations Part L2.
Compliance is displayed through a BRUKL report, the calculations produce a BER & TER for the property,
TER – Target Emission Rate,
BER – Building Emission Rate,
If the BER is lower than the TER the building complies to Building regulations Part L2, as the target and building emission rates are both calculated and specific to each dwelling, it is always important to have SBEM Calculations completed at a design stage where possible.
If the use of renewable energy sources have been used within the building, such as air/ground source heat pumps, Solar PV, Solar thermal, wind turbines, these can all be accounted for within the SBEM calculations.
On completion of the building, an EPC will be required, this will be provided along side the as-built SBEM
What We Can Offer
- Dedicated assessor throughout your project,
- Cost effective solutions to ensure compliance,
- Fully qualified assessors to complete SBEM calculations for all building types,
- Commitment to work to client’s deadlines to ensure a smooth delivery of each project.
Why Use Vision Energy?
Vision Energy have worked on thousands of projects across the UK and always ensure that the clients requirements come first, we understand that each development is individual and comes with its own challenges, with this in mind we take the stress out of the additional requirements that have been set on the carbon emissions by taking care of every aspect of the SBEM Calculations for you.