What are SBEM Calculations?

SBEM or Simplified Building Energy Model is an essential compliance tool that ensures non-domestic buildings meet the energy efficiency requirements and carbon emissions targets of building regulations. Think of it as the non-domestic counterpart of SAP calculations,...

Do I need a Commercial EPC?

If you are a commercial property or owner, you may have asked yourself, “Do I need a Commercial EPC?” Many commercial buildings in the UK require an Energy Performance Certificate when it is constructed, sold or let. This EPC is displayed in a similar way...

8 things to know about the new building regulations

In June 2022, the long-awaited update to the building regulations were published, and it’s going to have a big impact on the way new buildings are designed and built. Whether you’re an architect, engineer, or just someone who’s interested in...

New Part L & O Building Regulations Come Into Force

As of 15th of June 2022, the new Part L & O Building Regulations (conservation of fuel and power) came into effect in England. This means that all new buildings will need to meet higher energy efficiency standards, in order to help tackle climate change. If...

What are SBEM calculations?

What are SBEM calculations? If you’re involved in the construction or property industry, chances are you’ve come across the term ‘SBEM calculations’. But what are they exactly? And why do you need one? In this blog post, we’ll explain...

Knowing when it is necessary to use SAP, SBEM and EPCs

Knowing when it is necessary to use SAP, SBEM and EPCs is important. At the heart of the building regulations process lies a few key calculation tools – Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP), Simplified Building Energy Model (SBEM) and Dynamic Simulation Model...