"The course was very informative"
"I have completed the Part L and SAP 2009 Distance learning training course. I found it a great way to cover the required material, easy to understand and it kept me interested and attentive throughout."
JPA Designer is the software of choice for the accreditation organisations below and all use JPA Designer in their training courses.
We are pleased to announce JPA Designer SAP 2012 (9.92) module has been approved by BRE for compliance calculations to Part L 2013 for England and Part L 2014 for Wales.
The SAP 2012 module should be used for EPC lodgements in England and in Wales. Follow the link below to see the BRE approved software listing. (Users in Scotland and Nothern Ireland should continue to use SAP 2009 (9.90) for new buildings).
Technical Note 2014/01 gives a brief overview of the new SAP 2012, while Technical Note 2014/3 summarises other recent changes to JPA Designer.
Users in Scotland and Nothern Ireland should continue to use SAP 2009 (9.90) for new buildings. When lodging, ensure you request a v17 EPC for this dwelling.
V15 EPC's will no longer lodge to Landmark.
The SAP 2012 module for Scotland is being developed, based on our BRE approved SAP 2012 module (England Part L 2013, Wales Part L 2014). We are therefore confident of the SAP 2012 calculation itself. The revised TER/DER calculations have been implemented following the BRE specification.
Development work on the JPA Designer SAP 2012 module has been continuing. Following the release of a set of test examples for Scotland by BRE we have been working to implement the new TER standards and associated compliance checks.
At 29 January 2015 we have progressed as far as we can with development and have several queries which we have raised with BRE. BRE and JPA TL are now waiting for clarification from Scottish Building Standards on those issues.
On 7 November 2014 BRE Global announced the closure of its accreditation scheme for
On-construction Energy Assessors (OCEAs).
The closure affects energy assessors in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland (in Scotland the OCEA scheme is closing, but BRE’s certification of design scheme will continue to be run by BRE).
As part of the government requirements for scheme closures BRE has nominated Elmhurst Energy as the accreditation scheme which would take on its assessors following the closure. For BRE assessors who use JPA Designer, moving to Elmhurt would mean moving to use Elmhurst’s proprietary software (which is compatible only with Elmhurst’s systems).
We recommend that JPA Designer users currently with BRE transfer their accreditation to ECMK, an accreditation scheme which already uses JPA Designer for EPC lodgements. That would enable you to continue working with familiar software with the minimum of disruption.
We are happy to discuss transition arrangements with you. Alternatively, you can contact Paul McNally at ECMK (email: email@example.com • office: 0333 123 1418) who can begin the transfer process.
JPA TL is committed to the continuing development of JPA Designer: we have just received notification of approval of our SAP 2012 module for Wales and are starting work on SAP 2012 for Scotland for regulation changes in 2015.
If you have any queries about accreditation or other software matters please contact our support team (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
22 January 2015: Version 6.02a1 Build 009 released.
Click <here> for details of main changes and previous revisions.
We have a new SAP CPD training option. Each session comprises a 1.5 hr live training session, covering the key changes in compliance with Part L, the changes in SAP 2012 and the main changes in the SAP 2012 module.
JPA Designer can now make lodgements to the Scottish register. Please download and install JPA Designer version 6.01a1 build 007 or later, using the link at the top of this page.
We now have a Guide to lodging EPCs in Scotland available for download.
Import from IES VE software now uses VE 2014 and goes to SAP 2012.