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DesignBuilder for UK Certification Day 1: Introduction

Date: 09th October 2019
Start Time: 08:30am
Location: Lutterworth
Duration: 8.5 hours
Places Left: 4

     7 Hours CPD    

Suitable for: existing energy assessors familiar with other SBEM or DSM tools but new to DesignBuilder, as well as those looking to enhance existing DesignBuilder skills. It is also suitable for non-accredited assessors producing Building Regulations compliance documents

Cost Breakdown

£150.00 plus VAT

Course Information

This 1-day DesignBuilder course will teach you how to use DesignBuilder’s UK certification interface to improve your productivity when producing EPCs and Building Regulations compliance documents.

The course will introduce the fundamentals of the UK certification interface using SBEM. The DesignBuilder SBEM and DSM interfaces are almost identical therefore the Day 1 introduction training using the SBEM interface provides the foundation to attend the Day 2 DSM “top-up” course which focuses only on aspects that are specific to DSM calculations.

The course covers:

  • Introduction to DesignBuilder UK Certification: learn how DesignBuilder can simplify and speed up the modelling process, making you more productive.
  • Model geometry made easy: learn how to import floor plans plus a brief model geometry re-cap with “top tips” to aid efficient workflow.
  • Master model data input: learn how DesignBuilder’s industry-leading data management system can save you time and reduce the number of errors in your modelling.
  • QA and data-checking your model: learn why many of the accreditation schemes like DesignBuilder, and how using it can reduce audit failures compared to iSBEM and similar tools.

The training is designed to teach you how to use DesignBuilder for UK Certification via the SBEM interface, and is a necessary pre-cursor to the 1-day DSM training for those new to DesignBuilder Certification. It will take you through the process of creating a model from start to finish by first defining the model geometry and then inputting data to produce EPCs and Building Regulations compliance documents.

This course includes free online preparatory training and a free 30-day DesignBuilder education licence that will enable you to practise and consolidate your learning using the material provided on the course. The course and tutorials are part of an integrated training approach, which also includes a comprehensive user training manual and help system, meaning you can quickly learn to use DesignBuilder at minimum cost.

Feel free to contact our support team on 01455 883231 should you require any further information

Please Note: The online booking system closes one working day prior to the event, in some cases it is still possible to take bookings over the phone when the event is closed.


All certified energy assessors in the UK must adhere to a mandatory Continuing Professional Development (CPD) policy. Details of which are located in section 7 of the Elmhurst Code of Conduct.

CPD is an annual requirement and runs yearly from January to December for our members. Throughout the year, the assessor must complete 10 hours valid CPD per accreditation strand i.e. DEA. For any additional strands, the accredited assessor must complete an additional 5 hours valid CPD per additional strand i.e. DEA & NDEA (NDEA Level 3, 4 and DECs count as one strand). ESOS assessors will need to contact the organisation they are registered with to confirm their annual CPD requirements.

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