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SAP 10 for GLA compliance

Some local planning authorities, such as the GLA in London, are requesting developers to use SAP10 emission factors in their Energy Statements.

How Energist can help

Some local planning authorities, such as the GLA in London, are requesting developers to use SAP10 emission factors in their Energy Statements.

SAP10 is a draft document which will be integrated into the next version of Part L, but not until late 2020 / early 2021. The emission factors consider the UK’s recent spike in renewable generation and slump in energy produced by coal. This gives an advantage to electric fed systems such as heat pumps and panel heaters.

Generating SAP results that combine current and proposed calculators isn’t a common service. Energist’s specialist Technical Team are well experienced with SAP10 methodology and know the best solutions to help you move forward with this new approach to compliance.

 

  • The Government has released its Future Homes Standard plan which includes proposed changes to AD L. If you’d like to learn how your building specification will compare against these new targets, try our new SAP10.1 analysis service.
  • SAP10 cannot currently be used for Building Control purposes. You will need to use our SAP2012 service for all developments that are post-planning.
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Why choose Energist?

  • Our Planning Team has developed unique tools to generate calculations and documents which match your local authorities requirements, incorporating SAP10 emission factors.
  • This approach often produces recommendations for heating and fabric specifications that you may not be expecting. We can explain these options to you and work with you to select the most viable solution to proceed with.
  • Our Energy Statements are easy to read with clear result tables. We pride ourselves on being able to balance our technical world with plain speaking English.

Complete solutions from Energist

  • The GLA in London announced in January 2019 that SAP 10 emission factors would be incorporated into the current London Plan. Energist’s Planning Team is on hand with a new-look London Plan Energy Strategy which fully complies with these London Plan changes.
  • The adoption of SAP 10 emission factors will significantly change the result of the SAP and SBEM models which are used in planning strategies.
  • Since this move other local planning authorities – especially city based councils – have followed London’s approach by asking for SAP10. Our Planning Team can produce bespoke reports which meet the requirements of your planning conditions