SAP Industry Forum publish final report on future technologies for SAP 11 and beyond

Since its formation in 2018 the role of the SAP Industry Forum (SAPIF) has been to consider what the priorities should be for the development of SAP 11. This has included a review of new technologies and measures that may become more popular in new build homes in the coming years.

On 17th April 2020 the SAP Industry Forum published its final report which was sent to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). The report covered five areas where it anticipates future technologies will be key in the energy use of a home, these included;

  • Domestic Hot Water and Heating,
  • Smart Technologies,
  • Energy Storage,
  • Overheating and Cooling,
  • Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation

What is the SAP Industry Forum

The SAP Industry Forum (SAPIF) was formed to provide a clear route for industry to feed in and discuss their views on the development of SAP. Government also used this forum as a means to discuss and gain feedback from industry about potential policy options relating to SAP.

Through the Property Energy Professional Association (PEPA), our Technical and Operations Director, Stuart Fairlie and our On Construction Support Team Leader, Jason Hewins, adopted advisory roles within the SAPIF, representing all accreditation schemes and new build Energy Assessors.

In regards to the final report our On Construction Support Team Leader Jason Hewins commented;

“We welcome the publication of the report from the SAPIF which shows that a great deal of hard work is already taking place to ensure future versions of SAP fully represent technologies that will be available in the coming years. The report is worth a read for all OCDEAs as it gives an indication of what technologies are likely to be coming into homes in the next few years. We encourage further collaboration between the industry, BRE and BEIS to ensure SAP is as up to date as possible and look forward to contributing to further working groups in the future.”


Further details of the SAP Industry Forum and the full report can be found here.


Article published: 21/04/2020

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