I have the following problems with my Part L 2013 which I don't seem to be able to rectify. Under Criterion 2 the Wall element is shown failing, it's Partition 8 (which is wrong in itself) - I've been through each room on screen and the paper printouts but can find no error.
Anyone got any ideas or is my program just corrupt ?
Hi Graham, nothing wrong with the program - under certain conditions partitions are taken into account as part of the SBEM check for criterion 2. Please find info here:
BRUKL Report - Internal Surfaces in U-Value check - OpenBuildings | AECOsim | Speedikon Wiki - OpenBuildings | AECOsim | Speedikon - Bentley Communities
Shane Regan | Principle Building Performance Support Engineer
For any other users who may be experiencing similar, in this particular instance SBEM flagged these partitions as they were adjacent to unconditioned rooms - i.e. rooms that had the HVAC System Type in PartL set to "No Heating or Cooling".
They were no longer flagged upon either improving the U-value of these surfaces, or adding HVAC to the unconditioned rooms.