SAP & SBEM Calculations

SAP & SBEM are the methodologies used by UK Government to assess and compare the energy and environmental performance of building. Their purpose is to provide accurate and reliable assessments of energy performance, required to underpin compliance with the requirements of Building Regulations Approved Document L.

Our assessors are registered with Elmhurst Energy Ltd, the UK's largest accreditation scheme, and uses specialised software to determine energy demand and CO2 emission rates for buildings. It is also used to generate Energy Performance Certificates essential for the sale or rent of properties.

At Consult Sustainability we aim to provide fast and efficient service, clearly identifying a pragmatic pathway to meeting compliance with the regulatory targets.

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Energy Performance Certificates (EPC's)

EPC's are a legal requirement for whenever a property is built, sold, or rented so it is critical to choose a company with solid experience in this domain. At Consult Sustainability, our experienced energy assessors will provide you with easily digestible, relevant information that is understandable, ensuring you are fully aware of all requirements to comply will building regulations and carbon emissions targets.

Whether it is a single plot, block of flats or commercial property in need of an EPC, Consult Sustainability have a dedicated energy team necessary to ensure you receive the correct documentation required to enable a smooth handover with your own clients / purchasers.

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Energy Consultancy

With the recent updated Building Regulations, the Government's proposed Future Homes Standard and net Zero Carbon target by 2050, there has never been a more critical time for you to employ the expertise of professionals in Energy & Sustainability.

At Consult Sustainability, we can provide practical and cost-effective advice on how to achieve compliance with the ever-changing regulatory standards.

Our specialism in this field will ensure that the correct approach is taken from the outset, negating changes late in the design or construction process saving unnecessary expense and delays.

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U-Value Calculations

It is essential that buildings meet the minimum fabric requirements and compliance with the Building Regulations Approved Document Part L. Whether it is a new build development, conversion or extension, Consult Sustainability have a competent team of energy assessors able to produce bespoke U-value calculations and sound advice to give you the peace of mind that your construction meets compliance.

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Thermal Bridging Calculations & Modelling

Consult Sustainability have a dedicated team of assessors able to model thermal junction details, certified for use in demonstrating compliance with Part L of the Building Regulations.

Identifying thermal bridges at technical design stage and providing recommendations on best practice to overcome unnecessary heat loss, ensures compliance is met throughout the development process.

Consult Sustainability can undertake bespoke thermal modelling to calculate PSi values no matter the construction specification or detail.

Decarbonisation Reports

At Consult Sustainability we can assess the existing energy demand and CO2 emissions of your building portfolio and provide you with a detailed report setting out practical measures to reduce the impact on the climate and provide a pathway to net zero carbon.

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

The Government's Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) currently sets a legal requirement for landlords to achieve an EPC rating of E, although it has been proposed that this standard be raised to a C rating for new tenancies by 2025.

Our experienced energy assessors will provide you with digestible, relevant information and advice to ensure you are fully aware of your requirements together with cost-effective measures to improve your buildings rating where required.

Whether it is a single dwelling, block of flats or a commercial property, Consult Sustainability has a dedicated energy team to guide you at each stage of construction.

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