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Reshaping the Health of Our Buildings: The Impact of COVID-19

At Sustain Quality we help our clients create and maintain healthy buildings. History has shown that our spaces can play a vital role in our health and wellbeing, as well as our productivity and performance.

As many of us return to our work spaces, and with the coronavirus pandemic still showing no sign of disappearing, the sustainability and health of our buildings is more important to our wellbeing than ever.

Our workplaces and the health of our buildings play a significant role in the way we work and how we choose to live, and help defend us against the rising tide of challenging climates and environments.

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SAP Calculations For Extensions

SAP Calculations For Extensions

In some instances, an extension will require an SAP calculation. However, this won’t apply to all extensions. This post aims to highlight when your extension would need a SAP calculation and what’s involved in the process, should your extension require one.

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Top Tips For Passing A SAP Calculation

Top Tips For Passing A SAP Calculation

A Standard Assessment Procedure, or ‘SAP’ as it is commonly referred to, is a UK government-recommended methodology for measuring the energy rating of a residential dwelling.

Using advanced software, it calculates typical annual energy costs for water heating, internal lighting and space, and a rating from 1-100+ is issued.

In order for new dwellings to comply with Part L1a and Part L1b, SAP 2012 has been used as the basis for checking such dwellings. Once a dwelling is complete, an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is produced. This post aims to give you some top tips for passing a SAP Calculation.

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What Information Is Needed For A SAP Calculation?

What information is needed for a SAP calculation

Standard Assessment Procedure, or ‘SAP calculations’ as they are commonly referred, is the methodology used by the Government to assess and compare the energy and environmental performance of dwellings.

Its purpose is to provide accurate and reliable assessments of dwelling energy performances that are needed to underpin energy and environmental policy initiatives.

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When Should a SAP Calculation Be Carried Out?

When Should an SAP Calculation Be Carried Out_

SAP calculations should be thought about carefully throughout the entire process of the built project to ensure that your property meets building regulations.

During design stage, the SAP calculation will advise decision makers in a built project on the specification of materials you need during the build. At the end of the build, Building Control will need to ensure that you have fulfilled your SAP requirements.

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Why is it time to adopt the Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) timeframe?

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Recent events have brought about a significant change in the world; in the way we live, work and interact. Whilst this has significantly impacted industry, those of us who have a ‘glass half full’ outlook will recognise the positive impact that this large-scale lockdown is having/has had on our environment.

Studies have shown that pollution and greenhouse gas emissions have fallen across continents and countries. However, we must question: Is this just a fleeting change, or could it lead to longer-lasting benefits to the environment?

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What’s Involved In A SAP Calculation?

What's involved in a SAP calculation?

When a client or their designer submits drawings, plans and specifications of the development to a SAP assessor, a desktop exercise is carried out-using specialist software. We recommend that the SAP calculation is undertaken early in the design process. This will prevent any re-designs, which may be costly.

Usually, SAP calculations involve three main stages. This blog aims to explore each stage in-depth for anyone looking to understand the SAP calculation process further.

Read on to find out more.

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EPCs and SAP Calculations

EPCs and SAP Calculations

EPCs (Energy Performance Certificates) and SAPs (Standard Assessment Procedures) work in conjunction for all new residential properties. The EPC uses the SAP rating to provide an energy performance scale.

As Sustain Quality, we ensure that homes are built for warmth and energy efficiency, using a detailed and strategic approach.

Read on to find out how SAPs inform the EPC.

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