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.
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. Consultergy offers 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 assist you with SBEM?
We can help you achieve and exceed Part L requirements for all your non-domestic projects and will provide you with all necessary documents required by Building Control, local planning and national government regulations. If you are looking for a quick turnaround and great value, SBEM Level 3 and 4 could be the perfect solution for you.
We are fully dedicated to offer an honest discussion with our clients regards the positive impact of increasing their rating and potential unintended consequences of energy efficiency measures. Consultergy can guide you through the process and optimise the performance of your buildings.