SAP, SBEM and EPC - Energy Calculations and Modelling
An Energy Statement is a detailed calculation report submitted with Planning Application that shows a development will achive the local authority's emissions target.
New houses or apartments blocks will each need a Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) calculation completed. Any building, which is not a dwelling, will require an Simplified Building Energy Model (SBEM) calculation. These calculations should ideally happen as early as possible in the design stage. They lead to the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) respectively.
The Sustainabiltiy Statement report demonstrates how a development will address local authorities core policies regaring sustainabiltiy. The report will address specific local objectives from CO2 emissions and renewable energy targets to water use and environmental issues. This may be achieved by adopting better performing fabric, efficient services, renewable technologies and consideration of wider environmental factors.
The statement will be prepared at pre-planning stage and will be a requirement for the planning application.
We also provide Energy Modelling, which is the virtual simulation of 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 stage and as-built EPC's.