As government requirements for compliance with building regulations become more stringent, working with local company BSH might just mean the difference between passing and failing.
The local specialist heating engineers have once again outstripped their competitors with the news that their bespoke energy cabins will ensure an additional two percentage points when clients, architects and consultants apply for planning permission for a property.
Under the stringent Simplified Building Energy Model (SBEM) which calculates the energy required to heat, ventilate and light a building over a 12 month period under ‘normal’ circumstances, factors such as the construction of the property; efficiency of heating system and other factors affecting energy consumption are taken into account.
This is part of the UK government’s changes to the "Non-domestic building services compliance guide 2013" and with every new build and some refurbished premises requiring an SBEM calculation to comply with building regulations and the additional two percentage points could mean the difference between a pass or fail.
Brian Hood, Managing Director, BSH said, “Our products and systems are consistently delivering for clients, ensuring that not only do they meet the stringent building regulations, but also reduce their carbon footprint.
“In comparison to other systems on the market our biomass system is unique – with the capability to uniquely commence with a minimum power level of 9kw ramping up to a maximum power output. Traditional biomass manufacturers are unable to match this level of technology and we will continue to enhance our product range to better deliver.”
In another industry-leading step BSH has engaged with the government regulator to enhance its energy modelling software.
Brian Hood added, "We are so far advanced that the latest iSBEM modelling tool released by the government last month cannot keep pace with our advances. The BRE (Building Research Establishment) Group is now researching how they can adapt their modelling tool quickly and issue another upgrade to the UK's engineers. Communications from BRE iSBEM department shows that this is the latest cutting edge technology.
These advances combined with our five year warranty on the boilers themselves as well as the advantages obtained in SBEM for building control energy modelling, the competitive cost, the size versatility, the annual efficiency, the options of heating or heating and cooling, make it clear that our investment is paying off – not just for us but our wide range of clients.”
BRE were given figures proving the BSH energy cabin not only produces heat via biomass, but also cooling at a staggeringly low electrical power use, 400watts of electrical energy produces 70kw of cooling, that is a COP's of 99.5 when set against electrical energy, standard a/c equipment at best achieves a COP of 4.
The range extends from 35kw to 400kw. Traditionally the construction industry and professionals have always taken electric DX or VRV systems are the only means of cooling, in 2014 it is now a thing of the past. BSH believe it is making a major step forward for the UK's global carbon reduction and setting the bar so high, many of Europe's and Irelands biomass manufacturers cannot get near it.