A Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) calculation is an energy rating which provides results of CO2 emissions and fuel costs for a dwelling.
The SAP rating scale is from 1 to 100+ or G to A and is a requirement under Part L1A and L1B. A SAP rating is required by building control at the development design stage along with a predicted energy certificate (PEA).
SAP ratings can only be provided by qualified Domestic Energy Assessors. The SAP calculation will then need to be finalised at the development’s as built stage and an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) produced.
An EPC is a summary certificate based on the SAP calculation. It is required for selling a property and is required to be issued to building control.
SAP is also used within Part L1 building regulations compliancy for domestic dwellings. We offer a complete service for Part L1A & L1B compliancy through carbon dioxide emission rates (TER vs. DER). Not only will we provide you with your compliancy assessment but if required, recommendations and outline specification to achieve compliancy.
If you would like some advice or further information on the SAPs or EPCs please visit our website www.bfce.co.uk or contact one of our in-house consultants.