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WHAT IS AN SBEM?

Simplified Building Energy Model (SBEM)

SBEM is a computer program that provides an analysis of a building energy consumption.
SBEM calculates monthly energy use and carbon dioxide emissions of a building given a description of the building geometry, construction, use and HVAC and lighting equipment.

The purpose of SBEM and its interface iSBEM is to produce consistent and reliable evaluations of energy use in non-domestic buildings for Building Regulations Compliance and for Building Energy Performance Certification purposes. Although it may assist the design process, it is not primarily a design tool. It does not calculate internal temperatures, for example.

As iSBEM is a compliance procedure and not a design tool, if the performance of a particular feature is critical to the design, even if it can be represented in SBEM, it is prudent to use the most appropriate modelling tool for design purposes. In any case, SBEM should not be used for system sizing.

We offer a standard service which assumes that the design is well advanced and we assess the submitted design. Or a Consultancy Service which provides with design advice from inception through to completion and gives you the client (and the design team) options to enable you to make informed and commercial decisions on your project(s).

WHEN DO I NEED AN SBEM?

SBEM provides a compliance tool enabling the client to show compliance with the requirements of the Building Regulations 2000 (as amended) and Approved Documents L2A for new non-domestic buildings and Approved Document L2B for extensions to non-domestic buildings.

CNC CS would welcome the opportunity to be involved at the earliest opportunity in the design process. Involving us at the earliest possible stage (preferably Stage C or earlier) can aid cost certainty and eliminate risk.

Combined with our bespoke building regulations consultancy service, this delivery model will provide an end2end seamless package to the design team, client and end user.

WHAT INFORMATION DO I NEED TO PROVIDE TO OBTAIN A QUOTE?

A bespoke fee can be provided so long as we are provided with the following information:
plans, cross-sections and elevations
site plan with orientation
building specification

For an informal discussion or to obtain a quotation for our stangard or consultancy service,
please call us on 26819697