The Non-Domestic Energy Assessment Procedure (NEAP) is Ireland's official methodology for calculating a Building Energy Rating (BER) for non-domestic buildings.
NEAP software calculates BERs and demonstrates compliance with Part L using the default calculation tool, the Simplified Building Energy Model (SBEM), or by other approved software packages. NEAP considers space heating and cooling, water heating, ventilation, and lighting, to calculate the energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions in a building. NEAP software packages must be approved by the SEAI and can be classified as Dynamic Simulation Modelling (DSM) or Interface for SBEMie.
SBEM has been developed by BRE on behalf of the UK’s Ministry of Housing, Communities, and Local Government (MHCLG) UK MHCLG has enabled the adaptation of SBEM for official use in Ireland within the framework of NEAP.
NZEB Calculation Methodology and Software for Non-Residential Buildings
The NEAP Software for Non Residential Buildings in the form of the Simplified Building Energy Model for Ireland (SBEMie) has been updated to demonstrate compliance with NZEB and Part L of the Building Regulations and is available to the market for demonstrating compliance with NZEB requirements.Access SBEMie Software Download
NEAP Tools and Information
NEAP Modelling Guide & Technical Manual
The NEAP Modelling Guide and SBEM Technical Manual is the Republic of Ireland version of the SBEM user manual.
SBEMie Technical Manual
This document is used for recording the details of the various calculation procedures adopted within SBEMie.
NEAP Technical Support
If you have any questions that are not covered by the iSBEM User Guide or NEAP Modelling Guide and SBEM Technical Manual, we recommend that you read the NEAP Technical Bulletinsbefore contacting us.
Elements Adjacent to Unheated Spaces
This guidance enables BER assessors to calculate an area-weighted adjusted U value for elements adjacent to unheated spaces for use in SBEM.
- SBEM Elements Adjacent to Unheated Spaces Guidance
- SBEM Elements Adjacent to Unheated Spaces Calculation Tool
Previous Versions of iSBEM
This includes an archive of previous versions of the iSBEM software, along with download links and other relevant documentation.
iSBEM software download
- iSBEM Installation Instructions
- iSBEM v3.5.b for Office 2002-2003
- iSBEM v3.5.b Patch 01 for Office 2002-2003
- iSBEM v3.5.b for Office 2007
- iSBEM v3.5.b Patch 01 for Office 2007
- iSBEM v3.5.b Patch 02 - fixes XML generation issue
- iSBEM v3.5.b User Guide (RoI) is the Republic of Ireland version of the iSBEM user manual.