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Simplified Building Energy Model (SBEM)

What is SBEM?

The Simplified Building Energy Model (SBEM) 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 building geometry, construction, use and HUAC and lighting equipment.

SBEM Requirements

SBEM Calculation are required to satisfy compliance with building regulations part F and should be produced for:
  • All new build commercial properties
  • Converted commercial properties
  • Extended commercial properties
The requirements vary depending on the type of project, but these can be easily and clearly explained by one of our assessors.
The Compliance Checklist for SBEM Calculations to meet the required building regulations standards as laid out in Appendix A of Part F2A are as follows:
  1. The Building Emissions Rate (BER) must be less than or equal to the Target Emission Rate (TER) at both the design and as-built stage
  2. The fabric U-Valves and heating/hot water systems must meet the minimum standards
  3. Limit the effects of solar gain in summer
  4. Quality of design, construction and commissioning
  5. Provision of information in relation to building log book

2 Stage Process

The First Stage – Design Stage:
Needs to be completed and submitted to your building control body or approved inspector at the same time as your building control application.
The Second Stage – As Built Stage: 
Comes into force when the build is complete and a ‘pass’ certificate will need to be produced for presentation to your inspector. The final certificate includes all changes to the building design and your certified air test results.
SMART Property Marketing offer a full consultation service to ensure that building regulation compliance can be rechecked with the minimum of fuss and cost. We provide consultation and analysis on all types of commercial property including:
  • Offices
  • Retail Shops
  • Hotels
  • Schools
  • Industrial Warehouses
  • Nursing Homes
If you wish to discuss your individual SBEM requirements or if you would like us to prepare a quotation for a property then contact us on 028 796 33719 or use our contact page



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