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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?

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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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Why Are SAP Calculations Important?

SAP calculations perform a vital role in the design of residential developments, conversions and some extensions in the UK and are essential for passing Building Regulations.

Aside from it being a legal requirement, however, this post aims to uncover further reasons why SAP calculations are so important.

Read on to find out more…

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What Are SAP Calculations?

What are SAP calculations?

SAP stands for Standard Assessment Procedure and is a measure of a building’s energy efficiency. Unlike an SBEM calculation, which focuses solely on commercial properties, SAP calculations are based on residential developments, conversions and some extensions. When a residential building has passed an SAP assessment, an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is generated. An EPC is a legal requirement and unless a building has one, it won’t get signed off by building control.

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