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Inform the future of SAP/RdSAP

As part of a scoping project to help shape the future of SAP/RdSAP, in order to best support the Government policies relying on its outputs, the project team are conducting a survey to inform their report.

The project team, which includes PHT members Etude and Levitt Bernstein alongside CIBSE, Elementa Consulting, Clarion Housing Group, WSP and UCL, will provide a series of recommendations to the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on what SAP/RdSAP 11 will need to model, and how, in order to produce reliable, pertinent and comparable energy assessments of homes in the future. Their work is intended to help shape the SAP/RdSAP 11 methodological development, which will be implemented alongside the Future Homes Standard.

With this survey, the project team hope to gather evidence and initial feedback to support the scoping review and emerging recommendations. All responses will be treated anonymously, and respondents will not be contacted afterwards.





Please submit your responses by Tuesday 1 December at 5pm.


Important notes

This is a project about SAP and RdSAP, not about the Building Regulations and associated guidance, nor about the wider regulatory and enforcement regime, nor the assessor and accreditation schemes.

The project is considering the impact of any suggested changes to SAP/RdSAP on EPC outputs, but not changes to EPCs themselves nor how EPC data is collected or stored.

The project is not considering the Product Characteristics DataBase (PCDB) and SAP/RdSAP Appendix Q, except where they could be directly impacted by changes to the core methodology.

This survey is run by the SAP/RdSAP 11 scoping project team. It is not an official survey, consultation or call for evidence by BEIS or any other government department. The outcomes of this survey will feed into the SAP/RdSAP 11 scoping study report only.


Further information

Previous PHT story: EPCs as efficiency targets – 20 April 2020

Previous PHT story: PHPP and SAP – two approaches, one goal – 17 July 2020

19th November 2020

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