What is SBEM?
SBEM is the National Calculation Methodology (NCM) tool used for non-domestic buildings for complying with the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) and Building Regulations Part L2A and L2B. The simplified tool produces comparative and indicative CO2 emissions rates for commercial buildings based on regulated energy use and could also be used to produce Energy Performance Certificates (EPC). SBEM was developed by BRE for the DCLG department as a compliance tool for regulatory purposes.
Industry issues with SBEM
The same issues persist with SBEM as with SAP. Whist it undoubtedly increased the energy efficiency of the construction industry, it has since outgrown its original purpose and intentions. We offer a choice between SBEM and Dynamic Simulation Modelling (DSM), also known as Level 5, to produce the regulatory documentation and issuing EPCs.
How Consultergy could help you with SBEM?
Consultergy could help you achieve compliance with Building Regulations Part L for all your non-domestic projects in order to comply with Building Control, local planning and mandatory government regulations. If you are looking for a quick turnaround and better economic value, SBEM Levels 3 and 4 could be the right solution for you.
We are fully dedicated to offer an honest, open and objective view with regards to the positive aspects and drawbacks of the methodology with our clients and would be more than happy to guide you through these in detail regarding your next project.