The Building Research Establishment (BRE) has announced a new project with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to improve and modernise the home energy rating scheme used to measure the energy and environmental performance of UK homes.
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… a new home energy rating scheme – known as ‘SAP 11’…
As part of a three-year project, BRE will develop a new version of the Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP), the government’s system for assessing and comparing home energy rating.
This methodology is also used to create the information on Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) and to show compliance with the energy conservation requirements of Building Regulations in the UK.
BRE will lead a number of organisations and individuals in academia and industry to deliver a new home energy rating scheme – known as ‘SAP 11’ – which will be used by governments and industry to better measure and understand the energy performance of homes.
As part of SAP 11, BRE will drive a ‘root and branch’ review of the existing methodology to create a new version that is better suited to modern and dynamic technologies which will help decarbonise the UK’s housing stock, such as heat pumps, renewables, storage technologies and smart control devices…