Public consultation on proposals to amend the Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP)

What’s it about?

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has submitted a consultation which proposes changes to how SAP assesses the energy performance of homes.

There are 20 areas under review in the consultation, including changes to the way hot water is calculated in SAP, which if sanctioned, would make Waste Water Heat Recovery an even more cost-effective and attractive proposition for your clients.

What we think

Whilst Power-Pipe welcomes most of what is put forward in the SAP2016 consolation, we have strong reservations with the proposed methodology as it stands, which is summarised in a series of short videos.

If these concerns are not addressed, this will lead to widespread abuse of the SAP system which will result in a new performance gap being created between as built and designed performance.

The videos can be accessed here and feature Ashley Prescott, Power-Pipe UK director, as well as Christopher Gaze, CEng FIMechE CEnv- a former TD at BRE.

Have your say:

The consultation closes on 27 January at 5:00pm. If you have any thoughts or recommendations for the report, you can respond in two ways

Email to:

[email protected]

Write to:

Neil Witney Department of Energy & Climate Change, 3 Whitehall Place, London, SW1A 2AW

Speak to us

To discuss the consultation with a Power-Pipe representative, please email [email protected]

What Others Have To Say

“When it comes to Waste Water Heat Recovery, Power-Pipe is the ideal solution for our properties as it is extremely cost-effective and easy to install.

“Using Power-Pipe has also allowed us to pass SAP regulations with certain house types which otherwise would have failed.

“It is the only system we’ve come across where 22mm connections come as standard, making it easy for our plumbers to incorporate when fitting it into homes. “The ongoing advice and support from the company’s technical team has been excellent so we are delighted to have Power-Pipes’ products and services on board at Redrow Homes.”

Jonathan Moss

Redrow Homes