SBEM Energy Ratings for commercial buildings
SBEM or Simplified Building Energy Model is the system used to calculate CO² emissions from commercial buildings.
The 2006 revision to Part L of the Building Regulations requires all new buildings to meet a target rate of carbon dioxide emissions. For buildings other than dwellings a new calculation process is required to assess both the target emissions and the proposed building emissions.
SBEM calculates monthly energy use and carbon dioxide emissions of a building given its geometry, construction, activity, heating and ventilation systems, and lighting equipment.
Information required to produce an SBEM Energy Rating
The information that will be required to produce an SBEM Energy Rating includes:
- the individual spaces or zones in use within the building, and their dimensions verified from plans
- the activities conducted within the zones. Examples of zones include retail space, office space, kitchens,storage etc
- the heating and ventilation services for each zone (including type of system, metering, controls, fuel used etc.) the lighting and controls used for each zone
- the construction of the fabric of the building and thermal efficiency of the materials used: roof, floors, walls and glazing.
Why Terry Holmes Consultants?
Our SBEM calculations can be submitted to Building Control without further checking as we are fully accredited Commercial Energy Assessors using SBEM approved software.
Our staff would welcome the opportunity of discussing your requirements with you.