GA Design NI is proud to announce that Gareth Andrews has now transferred to the BRE Global Accreditation Scheme for On Construction Domestic Energy Assessors (OCDEA). Gareth has been an energy assessor, as well as an architect, for a number of years, and is looking forward to with an organisation of great technical expertise and integrity – the company who literally wrote the book on domestic energy assessment in the UK.
BRE (Building Research Establishment) provides expert advice on achieving better buildings, communities and businesses:
BRE is an independent and impartial, research-based consultancy, testing and training organisation, offering expertise in every aspect of the built environment and associated industries. We help clients create better, safer and more sustainable products, buildings, communities and businesses – and we support the innovation needed to achieve this.
BRE is also responsible for the development and integrity of the Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) model for energy assessment:
The 2009 edition of the Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP 2009) applies from October 2010 for compliance with building regulations in England & Wales (Part L) and in Scotland (Section 6), and from 31 October 2012 in Northern Ireland.
Energy Performance Certificates
SAP 2009 applies to the production of Energy Performance Certificates from 17 April 2011. This applies to all countries and both to new dwellings assessed using SAP and to existing dwellings assessed using RdSAP.