A SAP calculation showing compliance must be submitted with the design for the dwelling before work commences, and an additional calculation submitted on completion of the works. In addition, before the work can be signed-off by the Building Inspector, an EPC must also be submitted.
A competent person can carry-out a Dwelling Emission Calculation using SAP, but only persons accredited by the Government via its agents can issue an EPC – REMEMBER NO EPC, NO COMPLETION CERTIFICATE.
BRD Tech is qualified to carry out SAP calculations and are accredited to issue Energy Performance Certificates. We use our knowledge and experience to provide homogenous energy designs for dwellings from conception to completion, including all aspects of producing and lodging an EPC.
SAP is and will remain the primary tool for checking a dwellings compliance with energy regulations and will assume an even more important role in the design process as we move towards “zero carbon” homes in 2016 with the major changes due in 2010 and 2013. These will see significant reductions in permissible carbon emissions from that currently in force.