The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has announced a revised set of RdSAP conventions (v10.0).
From 31st December 2017, the new and amended RdSAP conventions, which apply to assessments in England and Wales only, must be applied by all RdSAP accredited energy assessors when producing Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) for existing dwellings.
In order to manage the implementation process successfully, accreditation schemes, energy assessors and training providers must also apply the ‘new’ conventions on the same date.
For audit and management purposes, the conventions must be applied on the dates shown in the 'Implementation Date' column on the right-hand side of the conventions table (new or changed conventions go live on 31st December 2017).
These conventions will be included as part of future quality assurance checks of the assessments that have been undertaken and the EPCs produced thereafter.
Version 10 of the conventions are mostly minor text changes, or structure changes to make the conventions more logical.
Listed below are most of the key areas which have been updated:
The revised set of conventions can be found in your member’s area. The sections highlighted in blue are the new/amended conventions which must be applied from the 31st December 2017.Download the latest RdSAP conventions v10.0.
For further guidance, we will be releasing a RdSAP Technical Bulletin to explain the changes in detail. The RdSAP Manual will also be revised to reflect the new conventions.