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How a PAYG credit is deducted
Posted by Luis Sousa on 23-Jun-21 02:47 PM

Please note that ‘Pay as you go’ Licence Service has been retired in February 2021. 
For more information see:
PAYG - ‘Pay as you go’ Licence Service To Be Retired


EPCs

Once a particular building, defined by its UPRN, has had an EPC calculation performed, a credit is deducted from your account. The system deducts a credit each time you enter a new UPRN and run an EPC calculation, so if you are unsure of this information use the default UPRN 012345678912 and only enter the unique UPRN for the building when you know it is correct.  Leaving the UPRN section blank will also deduct a credit. Further credits are not charged again when the same building is re-calculated within 28 days of the first calculation. This allows you to check and re-check the effect of changes to the building without incurring extra charges. An EPC calculation on the 29th day after the first calculation will use a further credit.

Part-L

The system deducts credits linked to the name and address of the building, so if you make a change to the building name or address in any way, (e.g. save a model as 32 Baker Street, go in and make changes and save as 32 Baker Street 1), DesignBuilder will deduct a credit at the time of the next Part-L calculation. Making changes to the address and running Part-L triggers the system to deduct a credit. However further credits are not charged again when the same building is re-calculated within 28 days of the first calculation. This allows you to check and re-check the effect of changes to the building without incurring extra charges. Multiple BRUKL reports can be generated for the building within 28 days of the first Part-L calculation without using more credits provided you don’t change the address in any way. A Part-L calculation on the 29th day after the first calculation will use a further credit.

NOTE:

If the same building is to have both EPC and Part-L calculations using PAYG licensing then separate credits will be used for the 2 calculations.

 

For further information see the "How Pay As You Go Licensing Works" section at : http://designbuilder.co.uk/designbuilder-pay-as-you-go-licensing