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How Can Sustain Quality Help You Achieve A Net Zero Building?

Sustain Quality | How Can Sustain Quality Help You Achieve A Net Zero Building?

Whether you’re in the commercial or residential sector, achieving a Net Zero building is a high priority for many within the built environment.

According to the 2019 government legislation, embedding a ‘Net Zero 2050’ target for carbon dioxide emissions is a key aim, and one which paves the way for a cleaner, more sustainable future for the UK.

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How To Achieve a Net Zero Building

Sustain Quality | How to achieve a net zero building

Sustainability is a key issue for organisations around the world today. While many builds were not originally constructed with fewer carbon emissions in mind, it can be possible to create a net zero energy building.

This looks at what net zero means, and how any building can achieve a net zero building.

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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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Net Zero Carbon Buildings – The Commitment

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) has issued new findings reporting that the number of organisations committed to net-zero buildings has doubled in one year.

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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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