SBEM and EPC for non-domestic new build
SBEM (Simplified Building Energy Model) and EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) are the approved national calculation methods used to assess and compare the energy performance and environmental impact of new commercial buildings. Importantly, the calculations are also used for proving compliance with the Building Regulations Approved Document L2A.
An SBEM is required for all new non-domestic building projects prior to construction. It is a requirement of building control to demonstrate that a building has been designed within the parameters of Building Regulations.
Alongside SBEM it is also possible to undertake DSM (Dynamic Simulation Modelling) on new commercial buildings. DSM offers greater flexibility and more accuracy and is normally used for larger more complex buildings.
LABC technicians are appropriately trained and accredited to undertake calculations for all building types and sizes and are especially adept at working on challenging projects that have complicated design features.