SAP, SBEM and EPC – Energy Calculations and Modelling for your business

An Energy Statement is a detailed calculation report submitted with a planning application that sets out whether a development will achieve the local authority’s emissions targets.

According to regulations, any new houses or apartment blocks need a Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) calculation to be completed. If you’re building non-residential, or commercial, properties you will be required to get a Simplified Building Energy Model (SBEM) calculation.

At Sustain Quality, we ensure that these calculations happen as early as possible in the design stage of your project so you’re able to obtain the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) and BREEAM certification.

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Sustainability Statement

A Sustainability Statement report demonstrates how your development will address the core policies of your local authority regarding sustainability.

The report will also address specific local objectives that could cover CO2 emissions, renewable energy targets, water use and environmental issues. You may be able to achieve these objectives by adopting better performing fabric, providing efficient services and renewable technologies or through taking into consideration wider environmental factors.

The statement will be prepared at the pre-planning stage and will be a requirement for the planning application.

Energy Modelling

Following the Energy Hierarchy of Be Lean, Be Clean, Be Green, Be Seen, we provide excellent energy statement solutions at Sustain Quality.

Our services at Sustain Quality cover Energy Modelling, a virtual simulation of your building that focuses on energy consumption, utility bills and life cycle costs of energy related items such as air conditioning, lights and hot water. It also evaluates the payback of green energy solutions.

Energy analysis or Energy modelling is used to:

  • Predict the monthly energy consumption and bills
  • Compare and contrast different efficiency options
  • Determine life cycle payback on various options
  • Predict the annual energy cost
  • Annual CO2 emissions
  • We also offer design stages and as-built EPC’s.

Why work with Sustain Quality?

Our team at Sustain Quality is highly skilled and experienced in producing high-quality Energy Statements that will help get your project closer to net-zero carbon emissions.

We follow plans such as SI 2 and 3 of the London Plan Policy which seek to minimise greenhouse gases and encourage more efficient energy infrastructures in our built environment.

We provide our customers with enhanced support and advice through all stages of development, so that you can get the most out of your project and ensure that you’re working towards a better built environment for future generations.

Thermal Analysis and Overheating

At Sustain Quality, we understand and consider all the risks that come with overheating in buildings.


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