SBEM stands for ‘Simplified Building Energy Model’. It acts as the commercial equivalent of SAP calculations.
You need SBEM Calculations in order to make sure your building complies with Part L of the Building Regulations.
SBEM calculations came into effect as part of the UK Building Regulations in 2006. They were originally based on Dutch energy performances guides. They measure the energy performance of all new non-residential properties, conversions and extensions.
The aim of the building industry is to construct ‘greener’ and more sustainable developments. Therefore, standards for energy efficiency are now much higher. It is vital that new buildings are well insulated and have the most efficient heating, cooling, lighting and ventilation systems.
Meet your project deadlines with L1 Testing. Our Assessors are NDEA level 4 qualified. Resultantly, they are able to undertake calculations to the highest standard. We provide same-day quick quotes and certificates to make your life stress-free.
You need one if your commercial building is a new build over 50-metres squared, an extension or a refurbishment. Common examples include:
However, in places of worship and unheated buildings, they are not required. Contact Us if you are unsure whether your new development needs to undertake this assessment.
We recommend that you get your SBEM completed as early into your project as possible. Furthermore, our team can give you advice on how to improve if your building fails.