What is a SAP assessor?

SAP is short for Standard Assessment Procedure and refers to the set of government guidelines around energy ratings for new homes. A SAP assessor is a professional who ensures your building complies with the latest SAP guidelines and procedures. 

What does a SAP assessor do?

It is a SAP assessor’s job to provide support and help you through the energy efficiency of building a new home. SAP assessors often work on a project from the early stages of design right through to the finished product to ensure that your energy efficiency is up to date and in line with regulations. 

Your SAP assessor should be able to help you with a range of tasks for your build. These may include: 

Helping to create a design which fits with current regulations.
Working through problems that arise - this may be in regards to building design or certain insulation elements. Your SAP assessor will help you to ensure you pick the right solution for your build and the regulations. 

Giving professional advice on changing situations - whether this is an unexpected budget problem or a structural issue.

Communicating with building control departments or planning departments if necessary.

What training are SAP assessors given? 

SAP assessors have to undertake a series of SAP assessor training and assessments in order to become a qualified SAP assessor. For more information, take a look at this blog post which gives a helpful guide to SAP assessments. 

Here at Elmhurst Energy we specialise in energy assessor training, making sure the next generation of energy assessors can carry out their jobs safely and professionally. We offer a range of training such as energy assessor training, online retrofit training and SAP assessor training. For more information, contact our experts who will answer any question you might have. 

Article published: 23rd December 2020

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