SBEM Calculations

What is an SBEM Calculation?

SBEM (Simplified Building Energy Model) is a piece of software used to demonstrate compliance with Part L2 of Building Regulations. SBEM calculates the monthly energy use and carbon dioxide emissions of a building based on the building geometry, construction, HVAC and lighting.

SBEM Calculations are a mandatory requirement for any heated, new build commercial building exceeding 50m2 in floor area. Some commercial extension and conversion projects will also require an SBEM Calculation, feel free to get in touch with us if you are unsure.

SBEM Calculations

When is an SBEM Calculation required?

Design Stage – Building Control require a Design Stage SBEM Calculation to be submitted with your Building Regulations Application. Without the SBEM Calculation, Building Control will not allow the project to start on site.

As-built Stage – Building Control require an As-built Stage SBEM Calculation and EPC when the building is completed. Without this information it is unlikely that the building will achieve Final Building Control approval.

Our SBEM Calculation process:

  • Review your plans & specification and make any recommendations
  • Complete the Design Stage SBEM Calculation
  • Provide guidance to achieve a pass (if required)
  • Complete the As Built SBEM Calculation and EPC
  • Supply all documents to meet your deadlines.

Why Use C80 Solutions for your SBEM Calculations?

  • We have performed SBEM calculations for over 3000 buildings to date – with a 100% pass rate
  • We have over 20 years combined experience producing SBEM calculations
  • We always aim to reduce your build costs by providing guidance on the most cost effective way to achieve a pass
  • We never charge for SBEM calculations that fail and will always provide guidance to achieve a pass
  • We are able to provide a ’24 hour turnaround’ service on urgent projects (subject to a fee).

Get in touch

Email us ( your project plans or call us on 0113 258 8445 and we will provide a same day quote.

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We can help you...

Save money

We will reduce your build costs by adopting the 'Fabric First' philosophy to remove the need for expensive renewable technologies. We carry out a complimentary specification review on every single project to see where we can reduce your costs.

Reduce risk

All our compliance services come with a 100% pass guarantee. We will never charge you for assessments that don't pass. We will always provide free guidance to achieve a pass in the cheapest way possible.

Reduce red tape

We operate a common sense approach to building compliance. Our team comes from a background in volume house building, Architecture and Engineering. We understand all the time, cost and hassle constraints involved in construction.

Save time

We can provide a 24 hour turnaround on services when required. Also, we will produce your new build EPCs on the same day as receiving the air test result.

“Through their extensive knowledge and experience of the regulations and housebuilding, C80 Solutions are consistently able to reduce our build costs"


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