What are SAP Calculations?

In almost two decades of business within sustainability consultancy, we have carried out SAP Calculations for thousands of satisfied clients to achieve compliance for their residential developments with our practical and cost-effective solutions.

But what is SAP?

SAP (Standard Assessment Procedure) is a licensed assessment tool carried out by accredited energy assessors to provide EPC’s (Energy Performance Certificates) and further documentation required for your local building control body or BREEAM compliance for new build dwellings, conversions to dwellings and extensions to existing dwellings.

SAP Calculations

Why would you need SAP Calculations?

If you are involved in any of the following residential developments, then you need to know about SAP:

SAP Calculations for New Build Dwellings:

If you are building a new dwelling or an entire residential estate then you will need to comply with Planning and Building Regulation requirements for energy.

SAP calculations are required for all new build dwellings in order to provide an EPC (Energy Performance Certificates) for Building Control compliance.

SAP Calculations for Conversions:

If you are converting an existing structure into a dwelling or multiple dwellings then you will need to comply with Planning and Building Regulation requirements for energy.

SAP calculations are required for all new dwellings that are created by a change of use from an existing structure.

SAP Calculations for Extensions:

If you are extending an existing dwelling then you may need to comply with Planning and Building Regulation requirements for heating.

SAP calculations are required for extensions if the proposed area of new glazing exceeds 25% of the total extension area, to comply with Approved Document Part L.

SAP Calculations for Environmental Credits

If you are involved in a residential development which is being assessed under BREEAM then you will need to provide evidence of compliance for the Energy Credits.

SAP is used to calculate the Dwelling Emission Rate (DER) and the Dwelling Fabric Energy Efficiency (DFEE), both of which are benchmarked against the current standards set out in the various BREEAM methodologies, as well demonstrating the reduction of energy use and carbon.

How can we help?

As soon as you engage Encon Associates to assist with your residential project, you will have a dedicated team on hand to deliver the compliance you need.

Accredited energy assessors 

All our consultants are Accredited Energy Assessors.

U-value calculations 

U-value calculations included with no additional fee.

Experienced Consultancy

A combined experience of over 100 years in building consultancy.

Cost-effective solutions 

Save you money by suggesting adjustments to the build specification for a more cost-effective solution.

Ongoing Technical Support  

We are always available to provide technical support to help you achieve compliance.

To find out more

Take a look at our SAP Calculations page or feel free to get in touch with us today to discuss how our Energy Assessors can help you achieve compliance.

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