VE Application


A front-end interface that provides a 3D graphical route to the non-dwelling UK compliance SBEM engine.


Free 3D interface to SBEM!

IES has made access to SBEM via its Virtual Environment free of charge. Google SketchUp™, Autodesk® Revit® and existing IES users will not require any other software in order to access the free SBEM module.
It currently links to SBEM v5.2.d (for England and Wales). In order to access VE-SBEM SketchUp can be downloaded for free or IES ModelIT can be purchased as an add-on if required.

Training and accreditation to become an Energy Assessor for Level 3 or Level 4 is available through IES and our accreditation partners: BRE; CIBSE Certification; ecmk Ltd; Elmhurst Energy; NHER; Quidos; Sterling Accreditation; Stroma. For more details on accreditation click here.


In addition to the integrated ‘Help’ section, users can use the IES support centre for access to the User Forum and Knowledge Base.


  • England – Part L2 (2013,2010 & 2006) and EPCs (2013).
  • Wales – Part L2 (2014, 2010 & 2006) and EPCs (2014).
  • N. Ireland – Part F (2010 & 2006) and EPCs (2010).
  • Scotland – Section 6 (2015, 2010 & 2007) and EPCs (2015).
  • Imports models directly from SketchUp or Revit.