The primary aim of SAP assessment is to measure CO2 emissions, energy costs and thermal performance of various elements of a building. EPC stands for Energy Performance Certificate, and is requisite for enhancing building regulations and if introducing a new energy scheme. Both SAP and EPC are required under Part L of the Building Regulation in the United Kingdom.
What is a SAP and EPC assessment?
A SAP assessment ultimately calculates a figure (ranging from 1 – 100+). The rating provided by the SAP assessment denotes the energy efficiency of the building that has been assessed; the higher the rating, the more energy efficient the building is according to SAP assessment. EPC must be provided by an appropriately qualified and accredited EPC professional, who will use the latest approved software to calculate various energy expenditure elements of the building or development.
Why do I need a SAP or EPC assessment?
By making sure that you have an appropriate SAP and EPC assessment, you will be able to ensure that you can get your development signed off according to Building Regulation Part L, allowing you to put the property up for sale or rent within planned timescales. In addition to being mandatory, both SAP and EPC assessments can help prospective tenants save dramatically on their energy costs and expenditures, making rental or sale of your property a much more enticing prospect. SAP and EPC assessments can therefore add value to a property or development.