All new commercial buildings require an energy assessment to be carried out at the”design” stage and submitted with your building control submission. When your building is complete the building control officer will need confirmation of the”as built” calculations in order to sign off the building. We use Carbon Checker and Simplified Building Energy Model (SBEM) software to achieve this and can provide solutions to help you comply with building regulations.
Code for Sustainable Homes
The Code for Sustainable Homes introduces minimum standards for energy and water efficiency at every level of the new national standard. The Code measures the sustainability of a home against key design categories, rating the ‘whole home’ as a complete package. The minimum standards for Code compliance have been set above the requirements of Building Regulations and new homes can achieve a rating on a scale of one to six ‘Code Levels’ depending on the standard achieved.
The key design categories included within the Code are:
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- Surface water run-off
- Health & Well-being