Design standards 'wrong on energy'

December 2008
Utility Week;12/5/2008, Vol. 29 Issue 29, p21
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The article reports on a claim by the Association for Environment Conscious Building (AECB) that the Standard Assessment Procedure (Sap) used in Great Britain to predict a building's energy consumption is inaccurate. The sustainable building association said heating bills would be higher than the Sap predicted because it overestimated the heat from appliances and lightbulbs and underestimated heat loss through the building fabric. A more accurate assessment would promote better buildings.


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