Simplified Building Energy Model (SBEM). This is a government approved methodology used to calculate the energy required to heat, cool, ventilate and light a commercial building over a 12 month period when used under ‘normal” circumstances.
SBEM / SAP Calculations
SBEM calculates the monthly energy usage and carbon dioxide emissions of a building from the building’s geometry, construction and use, plus any HVAC and lighting equipment. SBEM calculations are required to satisfy compliance with Building Regulations Part L and should be produced for all new build, converted and extended commercial premises.
As part of the EU EPBD regulations, all new commercial buildings will need an energy performance certificate (EPC) and to determine the energy ratings, SBEM calculations are used.
At UKSAPS, we can provide you with SBEM calculations, consultancy and alterations. We have a team of experienced assessors who can provide you with advice on SBEM calculations to comply with building regulations. As part of the fixed price quotation given by us for your SBEM calculations we will also include an EPC upon completion of the build.