Key Features of i-DB sBEM
-Anytime, Anywhere access to majority of Simplified Building Energy Modelling (SBEM) Activity, Construction, Openings, Lighting and HVAC selectable databases on compatible Android Device*
-Ability for Energy Assessor to view correct SBEM choices and view U values
-Help to improve quality of site notes and Commercial Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)
-Potential to lower QA failures
-i-DB sBEM can be used by users of ANY DCLG approved SBEM interfaces, like iSBEM, IES VE, DesignBuilder, Carbon Checker, Lifespan-SBEM etc
-Available in easy, straight forward Monthly and Annual Subscriptions
i-DB sBEM is a reference application which allows Anytime, Anywhere access to majority of the extensive SBEM databases inclucing Activity, Construction, Openings, Lighting and HVAC enabling the Energy Assessor to view the correct SBEM choices from the database whilst on site.
i-DB sBEM is developed with the view to offer the following significant functions:
1. Access and Convenience
Energy Assessors will have the majority of SBEM databases at their disposal on their compatible Android device*. This will allow the user to access the SBEM database readily and onsite.
2. Accurate U-Value display
i-DB sBEM accurately displays U-values*, a very important factor in SBEM calculations.
3. Improved Site notes
Due to instant access to the SBEM database on a mobile device the Energy Assessor can accurately choose the most appropriate selections available from SBEM, thus aiding in recording accurate site notes data.
4. Better Quality Commercial Energy Performance Certificates
Improved site notes due to access to SBEM database means minimal errors, in data collection, interpretation and subsequent data entry into any SBEM interface software, thus subsequently leading to improved quality of Commercial EPCs.
5. Potential to reduce number of Accreditation Body QA queries
It is expected that due to consistent improvement in Commercial EPC quality, the Energy Assesor will face lesser number of QA queires from their Accreditation Body. Furthemore, it is also expected that Accrediatation Bodies will encourage thier Energy Assessor members to use i-DB sBEM to take benefit of the above features i-DB sBEM provides.