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Corus to offer SBEM guidance in relation to steel buildings

by Mel Starrs on October 20, 2006

in Part L

Found via: Buildingtalk

Corus have launched The Part L – SBEM (Simplified Building Energy Model) Advice Service as part of their ongoing commitment to added value services for the construction industry.

The service will be available to specifiers only through the Colorcoat Connection helpline: +44 (0) 1244 892434The service will focus on the roof and wall fabric and offer advice about input data, fabric U values, heat loss through details including appropriate psi values and air-tightness.

In addition to this, advice about day lighting levels, lighting control and the possibility for solar overheating through large areas of roof-lights can also be accessed.

The service also explains how the quality levels in construction must be demonstrated by a final calculation and that this calculation uses actual figures taken from air leakage tests of the building and commissioned building services.

The Colorcoat site has some interesting text on sustainability too, although it is obviously written to endorse their own products and cannot be 100% relied on for impartiality. Good to see a manufacturer taking on lifecycle costing and environmental impact.

Corus have obviously been in the news already this week, announcing they’ve received an offer from indian firm Tata.

  • http://www.colorcoat-online.com KS

    Hi there,
    thought you may be interested to know that Corus Colorcoat has partnered with the CarbonNeutral company and has launched a CarbonNeutral building envelope solution today (16th April). Visit the Colorcoat site for more details.
    regards,
    karl

  • http://www.colorcoat-online.com KS

    Hi there,
    thought you may be interested to know that Corus Colorcoat has partnered with the CarbonNeutral company and has launched a CarbonNeutral building envelope solution today (16th April). Visit the Colorcoat site for more details.
    regards,
    karl