Product data is held in either the Product Characteristics Database (PCDB) or the SAP Appendix Q database. Since the incorporation of new technology types in the PCDB can only be undertaken when new versions of SAP are issued, product data for new technology types are held initially in the SAP Appendix Q database. Where applicable the applicant should declare whether they require listing within the SAP PCDB and/or the Appendix Q database.
All applicable test methodologies pertaining to the specific technology are available from the test methods page.
Prior to submitting a listing application for an existing technology or a new technology application (Appendix Q), applicants should read the Terms and Conditions applicable to the listing of individual branded product performance data as an input to the National Calculation Methodologies for dwellings.
An application process for the recognition of new technologies within the National Calculation Methodology for energy rating non-domestic buildings, known as the Simplified Building Energy Model (SBEM), is also provided. This is often referenced as 'SBEM-Q'.
Please refer to the following application pages as appropriate: