The following licensing conditions govern the use of SBEM. To proceed further with the download, you will need to click on the  'I Accept' towards the end of this page.

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing, and Communities (DLUHC) wishes to allow the widest possible use of the Simplified Building Energy Model (SBEM), its interface iSBEM, and accompanying guidance as an energy calculation tool. The current version of iSBEM_v5.6.b can be used for the purposes of: Compliance with Part L 2013 in England, EPC England, Compliance with Part L 2014 in Wales, EPC Wales, Compliance with Section 6 of the Scottish Building Standards 2015, EPC Scotland, and Green Deal. This version of iSBEM can also be used in the States of Jersey for the purpose of assessing compliance with Part 11 of the Building Bye-laws (Jersey) 2007, as amended.

The older version iSBEM_v4.1.h can be used to carry out: Compliance with Part L England & Wales 2010, Compliance with Section 6 of Scottish Building Standards 2010, EPC Scotland, Compliance with Part F Northern Ireland 2012, and EPC Northern Ireland.

Previous version iSBEM v3.5.b can be used for the purposes of: Compliance with Part L 2007 in the Republic of Ireland and Building Energy Rating (BER) for Republic of Ireland. 

DLUHC is accordingly prepared to grant a non-transferable and non-exclusive royalty-free licence to download and use the software subject to the following conditions.

1. The Licensee shall not cause or permit the reverse engineering, disassembly or decompilation of the SBEM software;

2. The Licensee shall not market, sell, distribute or transfer the SBEM software or any part thereof without the prior written consent of DLUHC;

3. The Licensee uses the SBEM software at the Licensee's own risk, and on the strict understanding that the Licensee will not hold DLUHC or its agents engaged in the software development liable for any loss or damage arising from the use of the SBEM software, and will impose a clause having no less effect on any third party to whom the Licensee supplies the SBEM software or any software developed therefrom or incorporating elements thereof

4. To the fullest extent permitted by law, DLUHC excludes any and all liability in respect of loss or damage, whether personal (including death or personal injury) or to property and whether direct, consequential or special (including consequential financial loss) of the Licensee or any third party, however caused, arising directly or indirectly out of the Licensee's use of, or inability to use, the SBEM software.

5. DLUHC makes no warranties, express or implied, as to the merchantability or fitness of the SBEM software for any particular purpose.

6. Although upgrades of the SBEM software may be made available on this website from time to time, BRE and DLUHC cannot undertake to email or notify users of the software of any such upgrade, and it shall be the responsibility of users to assure themselves that the version they are using at any time is the most up to date version.