Part L or SBEM for Commercial Properties
What is SBEM?
SBEM stands for Simplified Building Energy Model and is a software tool developed by BRE that provides an analysis of a building's energy consumption. The tool helps to determine CO2 emission rates for new non-
In determining the overall allowable CO2 emissions the tool will measure the actual building against a notional building of the same dimensions hopefully allowing good and innovative design to prevail. In effect what it actually means is all the information regarding the fabric, services, lighting, renewable and low carbon technologies can be measured collectively against a notional building and a certain amount of compensating between different elements can take place.
Who needs a SBEM?
With very few exceptions all new non-
If a building design is complicated or has an unusual heating, cooling or ventilation strategy then a dynamic simulation model (DSM) is required which when undertaken can be tailored to be more reflective of a complicated design. If you have a design which incorporates extensive glazing, non-
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