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The Syntegra Group | SAP & SBEM Part L Calculations
Syntegra Energy Certification

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building compliance solutions for the built environment.”
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SAP & SBEM Part L Calculations

Our SAP calculations come with our consultancy guarantee of a pass based on our recommendations.

At The Syntegra Group, our Energy Certification team undertake new-build domestic SAP assessments and provide design stage Part L SAP calculations and On Construction Energy Performance Certificates (OCEPC) throughout the United Kingdom:

  • In response to the EPBD: as of the 6th April, 2008 all new homes under construction require a Part L SAP report at design stage, and also an OCEPC at completion. A building completion certificate from building control cannot be issued without a new-build completion EPC (OCEPC) being issued.
  • SAP calculations are used mainly to determine carbon index and energy values for new-build homes and property by providing a PEA during the design stage to attain building control approval.
  • New-build SAP/EPC legislation states that an OCEPC are valid for 3 years.

Our SBEM calculations come with our consultancy guarantee of a pass based on our recommendations.

We can mobilise our qualified commercial energy assessors to undertake an energy survey on any type of commercial building across the UK. We are able to undertake new-build commercial SBEM assessments and provide design stage Part L2 SBEM calculations, and OCEPCs throughout the United Kingdom.

  • In response to the EPBD: as of 4th January, 2009 all commercial property for sale or let now requires a commercial EPC.
  • The commercial EPC will tell you how energy efficient the commercial property is on a scale of A-G, with A being the most efficient. The certificate also tells you, on a scale of A-G, about the impact the property has on the environment.
  • It is now mandatory that a commercial EPC is in place prior to marketing a commercial property.
  • Newly constructed commercial buildings are also required to have an EPC.
  • The commercial EPC is combined with a recommendation report on how the property’s energy efficiency can be improved, in addition to a potential rating if the recommendation work is carried out.
  • Commercial EPCs are valid for a 10 year period.

Under current commercial EPC legislation a commercial EPC is not required on the following exempt premises:

  • On lease renewals or extensions in place prior to 1st October, 2008
  • Places of worship
  • Stand alone buildings less than 50 square metres
  • Properties with consent to be demolished within a 2 year period

Non-compliance with commercial EPC legislation will result in a penalty. The penalty is of up to 12.5% of the rateable value of the property, with a minimum of ÂŁ500 and a maximum of ÂŁ5,000. This is in addition to the cost of a compliant commercial EPC.

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