The new version of SBEN features easier data entry, simpler ventilation figures and a more accurate database

An updated version of the Part L compliance checking software SBEM has been released.

The software, which is used for checking the carbon emissions of non-dwellings, had been widely criticised for being difficult to use and producing unexpected results.

The new version has undergone a number of modifications:

  • The ability to check compliance of buildings in Northern Ireland built to the equivalent of Part L
  • Revised default values for thermal bridging
  • Simplification of some ventilation definitions
  • Easier entry of data applicable to the whole building
  • Modifications to the underlying database to improve accuracy.
SBEN version v1.2a is available now free from Teams can continue to use the earlier version if they have already started using it on a project.