OpenBuildings Energy Simulator PartL Exam - April 2022

We are pleased to announce the next OpenBuildings Energy Simulator PartL exam has been scheduled for:

 28th April 2022 at 10.30am - available for registration here.

The exam is for energy assessors who wish to become accredited with using OpenBuildings Energy Simulators PartL SBEM interface for producing EPCs and ensuring compliance with PartL of the UK Building regulations.

This will be a fully online, 2 hour multiple-choice exam, hosted by TestReach. Upon registration TestReach will contact each candidate within a week of the exam date with further instructions.

Registration window for exam closes on 14th April 2022. 


PartL Course:

OpenBuildings Energy Simulator PartL energy assessor training is available On-Demand:

 Free PartL training for Select users - here.

The Learning path consists of three QuickStarts: ES101, ES102, and ES201, as shown below. (It is strongly advised that you complete this training prior to taking the exam, however it is not mandatory).

System-Requirements for online exam:

  • A laptop or computer running Windows 7+ or Mac OS 10.8+
  • Intel Core i3 (or equivalent) and 4GB RAM
  • A working webcam
  • A working microphone and speakers
  • Good, continuous internet speed of 516kbps or higher

Obtaining the OpenBuildings PartL Software: OpenBuildings Update 8 is approved for PartL and can be installed as shown here.