Opinion of tools
Name of the tool
Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP)
Positive comments about the tool
• Clear worksheets for the calculations.
• Due to the fact that BRE is a nationally/internationally recognised organisation results will be treated with respect.
• The scheme is national and so allows national comparisons.
Negative comments about the tool
The calculation is concerned with the assessment of the dwelling itself, as used by standard or typical occupants, and is not affected by the way current occupants might use it, for example the living room fraction is based not on which rooms the current occupants heat the most, but on the original design concept.