News & Events: SAP 2009 Preview v1.3 – see the effects of changes to SAP and Part L

SAP and the Building Regulations are both set to change in 2010. We have updated NHER SAP 2009 Preview – software that allows you to see the effects of the proposed changes.

NHER Plan Assessor v5.0 will be released in September with all the SAP and Building Regulations changes. In the meantime, this is your chance to prepare with this educational tool.

  • Easy to use
  • Based on Plan Assessor
  • No complicated look-up tables
  • Includes TER, Fabric Energy Efficiency (FEE) and Code for Sustainable Homes outputs
  • Supplied with a database of sample dwelling types
  • Free for NHER/SAVA members and registered Plan Assessor users

Free for NHER/SAVA members

To download NHER SAP 2009 Preview, NHER/SAVA members simply enter your contact details on the download page, including your membership number. We’ll email you details of how to download the software and how to get your user licence.

If you aren’t a member of our scheme, you can still access the software for £150+VAT. Enter your details in the same way and we’ll get back to you to process your payment and provide you with a personalised user licence.

Special offer: if you go on to purchase NHER Plan Assessor within 90 days of purchasing NHER SAP 2009 Preview, we will discount the cost of Plan Assessor by the amount you have paid.

Read more about SAP 2009 Preview

The ten key changes to Part L1A

Part L1A of the Building Regulations comes into force in October 2010. This article from Dyfrig Hughes, Technical Manager for National Energy Services, summarises the ten key changes and presents ways of exploring these changes in more depth.

Read the article

Seminars around the country

NES, in association with the Zero Carbon Hub, is running a series of events to provide an understanding of the key elements of the revised SAP 2009, the Building Regulations 2010 and the new Fabric Energy Efficiency Standard (FEES).

These seminars are aimed at On Construction Domestic Energy Assessors, Code for Sustainable Homes assessors, users of NHER Plan Assessor software and others interested in the development of energy assessment of newbuild dwellings.

Read more and book your place