Housing Stock Energy Assessment

After attending this course you will be able to:

1) Provide an understanding of the SAP energy rating, including the factors that affect the rating achieved by a particular dwelling and the data required to calculate the rating at different levels of precision (including RDSAP)

2) Discuss the benefits of the active management of energy efficiency information to a housing stock, including knowledge of the average SAP energy rating, identifying poorly performing properties and supporting applications for funding

3) Describe the alternative data management strategies that can be used to support the monitoring of the energy efficiency of housing stock and the planning of energy efficiency improvement programmes, including the use of NHER Auto Assessor with asset management databases

4) Discuss the practical issues which arise when implementing data management strategies.


9:15am  Arrival and coffee

9:30am  Introductions 
              The concept of energy ratings and Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)
              An overview of data required for SAP, RDSAP and the minimum data set to calculate a rating

10:30am Factors affecting the energy rating
               The relative effect of energy efficiency improvement measures
               How improvement measures are selected for inclusion in the EPC
               Comparing alternative heating systems, including heat pumps
               The differences between different versions of SAP/RDSAP

11:15am Break

11:30am Discussion of how housing stock energy efficiency data can be used for:
              Monitoring average SAP
              Planning improvement programmes
              Developing energy/affordable warmth strategies
              Supporting funding applications (potential sources of funding for energy efficiency improvements)
              Issuing EPCs

1:00pm   Lunch

1:30pm  Establishing a data management strategy
              Potential sources of data
              Data hierarchy
              How to improve partial data sets
              Procedures for updating data following installation of improvements
              Links to EPC data

2:30pm   Break

2:45pm  Discussion of practical issues
              Implications of defaults that may be assumed with partial data sets
              Factors that may be outside the landlord's control that can affect the results
              Dealing with data sets with carrying levels of data available
              Preparing reports on data sets with varying levels of data available

3:45pm   Questions/Discussion/Feedback

4:00pm   Finish 


This is a classroom based training day that looks at the alternative data management strategies that can be used to support the monitoring of the energy efficiency of a housing stock and the planning of energy efficiency improvement programmes.


This one day course is aimed at anyone with an interest in the energy assessment of their housing stock, e.g. asset managers, policy makers, energy assessors, etc., whether or not they are users of NHER Auto Assessor.

Course duration: Full day (9:30am - 4:00pm)

CPD Hours: 5

Please note that licensed users of AutoAssessor and/or AutoAssessorPRO are entitled to at least one FREE place on this course. If you are a user of AutoAssessor/AutoAssessorPRO and would like to book a FREE place, please call us on 01908 442244 to book over the phone. 

Learner Feedback:

"I enjoyed the course and found the regular breaks for quizzes and group activities kept me engaged, prompted good discussion and broke up the day nicely. Particularly useful was the information on the differences between full SAP, RDSAP and Stock Assessor minimum data set."

"Very good, thought-provoking sessions. Very interesting."

Terms and Conditions

November 23, 2017, 9:30 am
£300Enquire | Book