What is the role of SAP 10.2 in building regulation compliance?
The latest version of the Standard Assessment Procedure is SAP 10.2.
The UK Government’s National Calculation Methodology is used to assess compliance against Part L 2021, and now includes changes to energy performance requirements for residential dwellings.
What does this all mean for new residential developments?
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There are two notional specifications
Using SAP 10.2, you can assess a dwelling’s compliance against a notional specification that features heat pump technology – so you can move away from fossil fuels sooner.
SAP 10.2 is linked to Part L…
…but addressing ventilation (Part F) and overheating (Part O) alongside Part L is essential for efficient, healthy and comfortable dwellings.
SAP 10.2 produces the BREL report
The Building Regulations England Part L (BREL) report is produced as part of the SAP assessment process, to help combat the performance gap.
Our latest guides analyse SAP 10.2 modelling of heat pump technologies for Part L compliance in residential dwellings, multi-occupancy buildings and large scale mixed-use and residential developments.