What is SBEM

SBEM (Simplified Building Energy Model) is a Government-defined process in accordance with Part L Building Control Regulations. It is a calculation of the energy performance of new commercial/industrial/retail buildings.

There are 2 stages – the first stage (called the ‘design’ stage) needs to be completed and submitted to your Building Control Body or Approved Inspector at the same time as your Building Control Application. The second stage (called the ‘as-built’ stage) comes into force when the build is completed and a ‘pass’ Certificate will need to be produced for presentation to your Inspector.

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