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Kombi
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« on: April 01, 2012, 10:49:31 AM »

Hello all,

I am trying to find the assessment sheet used when doing an EPC audit but could not find anything on the net. Or not where I looked at least. Does anyone has a link to some info?
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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2012, 11:45:27 AM »

I used:-

http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/In-your-home/Home-Energy-Check

http://hec.est.org.uk/
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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2012, 05:20:33 PM »

Thanks.
I tried the link but it just takes me to a Home check with no results at the end. What I am after is the assessment sheet so that I can have a precise idea of what is being assessed and what the scores are.
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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2012, 05:59:15 PM »

Is this what you were looking for?  http://www.bre.co.uk/filelibrary/SAP/2009/SAP-2009_9-90.pdf

Ken
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« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2012, 06:40:22 PM »


LOL just tried the energy saving trust site and its 'improvements' are that I should purchase an insulating jacket for my hot water - shame I told it that I did not have a hot water tank. It also said I should purchase insulation for my flat roof - I told it that I have a pitch roof with 300mm+ of insulation installed.

The final report is even better it comes up with an estimated values of income/energy from the PV panels I have without ever asking their size!
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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2012, 07:58:43 PM »

Thanks Ken. Yes that's looking like it. But does the assessment for the EPC requires full SAP calculations or does it use an simplified version?

Nicolas
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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2012, 08:10:43 PM »

I'm led to believe there is a new EPC certificate starting as of today (I suspect tomorrow). I think they score it in a different way.
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« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2012, 10:35:59 PM »

I've just run the EST EPC test, and I'm quite surprised.

Firstly, they got it spot on for me, recommending better heating controls, as I have TRV's and a programmer, but no general thermostat - so fair call I think. Secondly they pointed out that my 14 year old boiler, whilst probably reasonable, isn't as good as a modern day boiler, pretty much what I've heard elsewhere.

They did estimate my bills a little high at nearly 1,000 (more like 700), but maybe that's down to the ski socks and fleecy top I wear during cold weather, and general acclimatisation now to a cooler house.

What I'm really surprised at though, is that it's suggesting that my 1930's semi is a B with the potential to be an A (with the above changes). Now I've tried hard, low energy bulbs, cavity wall insulation, loft floor and loft ceiling insulated, no heating in conservatory etc, but I was expecting a D at best. I thought such properties weren't really very good in comparison to modern standards? Are they being a little generous?

Mart.
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« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2012, 12:27:35 AM »

Kombi ECP is calculated using 'RdSAP', or reduced SAP. It's a simplified version. In the same doc though, I think?
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« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2012, 10:22:14 PM »

I'm not sure but that what I'd like to find out.
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