Building Regulations UK Part L (BRUKL) reports are produced for non-domestic buildings to show compliance with Part L2A of the Building Regulations for the conservation of fuel and power. They are used to predict a new building’s energy efficiency. All new non-domestic buildings require a BRUKL report before construction starts, and depending on the size, they may also be required for extensions. Get in touch with kW Energy Consultants for more information on whether your project requires a BRUKL report, and also with the production of the necessary documentation.
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BRUKL reports are typically made using Simplified Building Energy Models (SBEM), so may be referred to as SBEM reports. The SBEM methodology calculates the energy needed to ventilate, cool, heat and light a non-domestic building. It assesses a building based on a 12 month period of normal use to provide an accurate analysis of its energy usage and CO2 emissions. This shows how energy efficient the building is.
Why are BRUKL reports needed?
Energy efficiency is becoming an increasingly important aspect in the design of new commercial buildings. Compliance with the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards is mandatory, but the benefits of an energy-efficient building extend far beyond compliance. A more energy-efficient building results in lower operating costs and can result in significant savings over time. Energy is typically the second-largest cost to service businesses, after payroll, and kW Energy Consultants can help control it. An energy-efficient building is the first step to staying on top of energy costs, achieving net-zero and helping to address climate change issues.
It is recommended that the SBEM calculations and BRUKL report are done as early as possible in the design process to optimise energy efficiency and avoid costly redesigns at a later stage. Our energy assessors at kW Energy Consultants will work closely with the design team to ensure the building will run as efficiently as possible.
Non-Domestic BRUKL Calculations
Once contracted, in order to complete BRUKL calculations for a new non-domestic building, the designer’s drawings, plans, and specifications are first sent to one of kW Energy Consultants’ accredited assessors. The SBEM will be applied to the designs to produce the initial As-Designed BRUKL draft. Suggestions to improve the energy efficiency of the designs will be discussed. This is why it is vital that BRUKL calculations are completed early in the design process. They allow any potential issues to be identified and corrected early on, minimising costly redesigns or retrofit improvements later in the process.
The Stages of BRUKL Calculations
Four key stages exist:
The As-Designed stage is required in order for building to commence. This version of the BRUKL report shows the predicted results of the building based on the design specification provided. The As-Built calculations are carried out on completion and are based on what has been built. They are needed for the completion certificate and EPC to be issued.
Our experienced energy assessors are skilled in SBEM calculations and can assist in modelling your building and producing the required BRUKL reports. We are also skilled in the use of Dynamic Simulation Modelling software, which may also be used to model compliance with building regulations. Contact kW Energy Consultants for a quote that fits your project complexity or size in regards to BRUKL calculation costs.
Why Choose kW Energy Consultants for BRUKL Services?
At kW Energy Consultants we understand the complexity of meeting building regulations. We can help your new build project meet these compliance regulations and ensure energy-efficient designs are in place right from the start. Our experienced energy assessors will work with you from the initial design phase with your BRUKL report all the way through to project completion with the As-Built EPC. To find out more about how we can help you with your BRUKL report get in touch by calling 07837 941220 or email us at email@example.com and we will get back to you shortly.