Manage and submit your projects for SANS 10400-XA Rational Assessment
Deemed-to-satisfy or rational assessment? Learn about South Africa's new energy regulations.What is Rational Assessment?
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The architect produces the building design concept in accordance with the requirements of the client.
To meet the new energy regulations, either the prescriptive deemed-to-satisfy path to compliance, or the performance based rational assessment must be followed.
Calculations are done for the fenestration.
If the first concept design does not comply, the following may be implemented to bring the design to compliance:
A 3D energy model is built, with details of actual location, fabric, operation and systems embedded.
Insulation levels must be met for the roof, prescribed by the climate zone.
An hourly simulation is run for the building using certified thermal calculation software.
Rational glazing and insulation properties are chosen to balance cost and performance. There is no minimum glazing or insulation requirement.
Shading provided by surrounding buildings may not be accounted for, and space use and the efficiency of energy systems may not be considered to show compliance.
Annual energy and peak power use are quantified, accounting for all the building's energy uses.
These are reported in detail, and a building energy performance summary is generated.
Once the prescriptive boxes have been ticked, forms may be signed and submitted to council alongside building plans.
If the building's annual energy use and peak power are less than the allowances in the XA regulation, the building passes the rational assessment.
If the energy use is shown to exceed the allowance, the most cost effective energy conservation measures may be advised to achieve the required performance.
Forms are signed, and the report and summary page are submitted to council alongside building plans.
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The classification under which the building will be submitted to council.
Enter the gross floor area of the building excluding garages and storage areas.
Cost of completing the rational assessment path to compliance through simulation. Excludes VAT. This amount will be invoiced upon completion of rational assessment and delivery of signed council forms.
Enter the name of the project, development or building (appears on official quote).
Enter the name of the client (appears on official quote).