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SBEM Part L Compliance Calculations for New Build, Extended and Converted Commercial Properties

SBEM calculation provides an analysis of a building's energy consumption. SBEM calculates monthly energy use and carbon dioxide emissions of a building given a description of the buildings geometry, construction, use and HVAC and lighting equipment. The calculations must be performed by an Accredited Energy Assessor using approved software.

SBEM calculations are required to satisfy compliance with Building Regulations Part L and should be produced for all new build and converted commercial premises and may be required for extensions (over 100m2 and more than 25% of the floor area of the existing building or if the existing building has more the 1000m2 of floor area, additional improvements to the existing building will be required to demonstrate compliance).

There are 2 stages - the first stage (called the 'design' stage). The report provides a Target Emission Rate ( TER ) and Building Emission Rate ( BER ) for the proposed building for submission to your Building Control Body or Approved Inspector at the same time as your Building Control Application. The 2010 regulations are proving particularly challenging for architects and developers. We have experience providing recommendations on how to meet the regulations.

The second stage (called the 'as-built' stage) comes into force when the build is completed and a 'pass' Certificate will need to be produced for presentation to your Inspector.

Additionally, should the building be sold or leased a Commercial EPC will also be required.

For free initial advice in relation to the above please contact Phil Reynolds on 01234 480444 or phil.reynolds@energy.assessment.associates.co.uk

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