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EPC Commercial Energy Performance Certificate

Section 63 Assessment, Advice & Action Plans

Simplified Building Energy Model Calculations

Standard Assessment Procedure Methodology

SBEM calculations must be carried out as part of the Building Warrant applications for almost all commercial buildings. We’ll help you prepare for your submission and make sure the development complies with Section 6 of the Scottish building regulations.

What To Know

Commercial SBEM Calculations - Simplified Building Energy Model

The SBEM software analysis the buildings energy consumption to demonstrate compliance with local Building Regulations, developed by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) it is used to support the National Calculation Methodology (NCM) and the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD).

SBEM applies to almost all commercial buildings, i.e. retail, office, industrial and leisure.

SBEM Calculations are needed as part of your Building Control Application. New commercial buildings over 50msq have to pass a set of SBEM calculations which are used to determine the predicted carbon dioxide emissions of a commercial build and to comply with the relevant Buildings regulations;

When do SBEM calculations need to be carried out?

There are two parts to the calculations and the first needs to be carried out right at the start of your project, before construction begins.

The sooner you start the process the more time you give yourself to resolve any problems before the building process begins.

The second part is carried out once the building is complete; at this stage an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is also issued.

How are the SBEM calculations done?

The SBEM software models and compares the proposed Building Emission Rate (BER) with the Target Emission Rate (TER). It does this by calculating the monthly energy use and carbon dioxide emissions of a building based on the building geometry, construction, HVAC and lighting.

  • Review plans and specification
  • Complete the Design Stage SBEM Calculation
  • Provide guidance to achieve a pass
  • Complete the As-Built SBEM Calculation
  • Issue the final "As-Built" EPC documents

How are the SBEM calculations done?

The SBEM software models and compares the proposed Building Emission Rate (BER) with the Target Emission Rate (TER). It does this by calculating the monthly energy use and carbon dioxide emissions of a building based on the building geometry, construction, HVAC and lighting.

  • Review plans and specification
  • Complete the Design Stage SBEM Calculation
  • Provide guidance to achieve a pass
  • Complete the As-Built SBEM Calculation
  • Issue the final "As-Built" EPC documents

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We primarily cover Scotland however, we are fully accredited to operate across the UK. Our team of experienced assessors and consultants supporting organisations from the design stage to the completion process with straightforward cost-effective advice.

EPC Commercial Energy Performance Certificate

If you’re selling or creating a new lease for your commercial building, you must display a Commercial EPC certificate. Fines for non-compliance can be up to £5000. We can complete your EPC certificate and get it on the commercial EPC register for Scotland within 48 hours.

Simplified Building Energy Model Calculations

SBEM calculations must be carried out as part of the Building Warrant applications for almost all commercial buildings. We’ll help you prepare for your submission and make sure the development complies with Section 6 of the Scottish building regulations.

Section 63 Assessment, Advice & Action Plans

If your property is over 1000sqm in size and was built prior to 2002, then it may be subject to the new Scottish Section 63 Legislation. We can guild you through the entire compliance process.

Standard Assessment Procedure Methodology

All new residential buildings including some conversions and extensions now require a SAP assessment as part of the building warrant application. SAP assessments are used to determine if the proposed development complies with local buildings regulations on energy efficiency.

ESOS Compliance and Energy Audits

Participants must ensure that at least 90% of their total energy use is subject to ESOS Energy Audits or an alternative route to compliance. For the purposes of ESOS the areas of energy usage which cumulatively meet 90% of total energy consumption are referred to as ‘areas of significant energy use’. Other areas of energy consumption will not require an audit.

Display Energy Certificates (DEC)

A Display Energy Certificate (DEC) displays the energy performance of a building over a 12 month period, based on the operational rating, on a scale from A to G. The DEC may be accompanied by an advisory report which outlines how the organisation can reduce their energy consumption.

Understanding Section 63 in Scotland

If you own commercial property in Scotland and you want to sell it or create a new lease, you’re subject to Section 63 legislation. We’ve created this free guide to explain what that means for you, and help you meet your responsibilities under the law. It tells you who’s affected, how to meet legislative requirements, which options are open to you and the likely costs. Please feel free to download and keep for reference.

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