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VURB (Verification using a Reference Building Method) is an alternative assessment method that gives you the flexibility to meet energy efficiency requirements through a combination of the NatHERS energy assessment and the Deemed To Satisfy assessment (DTS).
VURB uses the Elemental Provisions set out by the Section J Deemed to Satisfy assessment method as a performance benchmark for your project. To carry out this assessment methodology, commercial grade energy modelling software such as Design Builder or IES is used to calculate the annual energy consumption of the reference building created under the Elemental Provisions, and then your project is compared to this one to ensure that it is equal to or improves upon the sustainability capabilities of the reference building.
The VURB method is required or is most effective when assessing the energy efficiency compliance for the following;
VURB requires that a proposed building consumes less or the same annual energy consumption as the reference building to be deemed compliant.
See what a VURB Report actually looks like
Want to learn more about optimising the thermal comfort of your project? Read below to learn the basics regarding the ...