SBEM Calculations for Part L2A compliance is a requirement for all new buildings and large extensions (to qualify as a large extension it needs to be both greater than 100m2 and greater than 25% of the existing building), if a building does not qualify as a large extension then it should follow the guidance in Part L2B of the regulations.
To ensure that a building passes the SBEM Calculation and complies with Part L2A regulations it needs to satisfy the following 5 criterion.
All aspects of a buildings design can affect the Part L2 compliance of the building. This includes:
Although there is some design flexibility on what services are installed and their efficiencies, any services used will need to meet minimum standards set out in the Non-Domestic Compliance Guide.
At Ecodraw we will work with you to ensure that your buildings intended services will comply with the minimum standards and that your buildings overall carbon emissions will pass the SBEM Calculations, therefore satisfying the current Part L2 building regulations.
All our engineers at Ecodraw are registered Low Carbon Consultants. Set up by CIBSE and The Carbon Trust, the Low Carbon Consultant register can only be joined by consultants who have proven competence in the energy efficient design and operation of buildings.
We are also CIBSE Certified Low Carbon energy Assessors. CIBSE only registers experienced professionals as Energy Assessors, while other bodies will accredit assessors on completion of a short course. CIBSE also carry out regular compliance checks on our work ensuring that we offer nothing but the most accurate Part L2 reports and Energy Performance Certificates.
Click here to view our SBEM Calculations and Part L2 Tips Fact Sheet for an idea of how your building can meet the Building Regulations Requirements.