Commercial Building Assessments
Commercial buildings are assessed using SBEM (Simplified Building Energy Model) the assessment covers the building energy use and carbon dioxide emissions from month to month. The assessment is initially carried out from plans this will allow the developer to see how the building will work once built, it's important to have the assessment carried out prior to starting building as compliance with building regulations is much more difficult if the building is already built and of course considerably more expensive to rectify to enable compliance.
Design Stage Commercial EPC
At the design stage we will require a full set of building regs plans, information on the type if heating and ventilation systems being installed and information on lighting, once we have all this information we can provide an accurate assessment of how the building will perform once built, at this stage making any changes required to comply with Part L2 will be much easier as things are easier to amend on drawings.
Once the SBEM calculation has been completed we can move onto providing the EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) for this we will require the result of an Air Tightness Test if it is a new build, the results combined with the As Built SBEM will enable us to produce the final EPC for the building.
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