Graph showing variation of occupancy with dwelling floor area as determined by SAP and BREDEM-12

BREDEM-12/SAP 2009 Occupancy Comparison

Figure 1: BREDEM-12/SAP Occupancy comparison

This is a bit of a follow up to a post I wrote in December 2012. That post dealt with how emissions from cooking are calculated in SAP 2009 (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, and/or want further detail, I recommend reading that post). Part way through I wondered about comparing the energy use from appliances and lighting as calculated by SAP with that calculated by BREDEM-12. This post deals with those comparisons.

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