The Drawing Studio

The Drawing Studio is an architectural design practice specializing in projects of a residential, commercial and industrial nature

Energy Efficiency - EE Guide

The Drawing Studio provides the EE Guide, a tool for the development of deemed-to-satisfy Energy Efficiency solutions according to the requirements of
SANS 10400-XA & SANS 204

EE Guide

Energy Efficiency in Buildings : Supplemental Guide to SANS 10400-XA & SANS 204. V.3.0.

SANS 10400-XA:2021 version - Currently in Development - Expected Release Date Jan. 2022

EE Guide - Energy efficiency calculator for assisting with undertaking SANS 10400-XA D-t-S assessments.

The EE Guide is a design tool to assist with the application of the SANS 10400-XA & SANS 204 Deemed-to-Satisfy Energy Efficiency requirements in the design stages of a building project and provides the opportunity to explore alternative options before committing to a final solution.

  • V.3.0 includes: 
  • Provision for 2000 fenestration entries, - Fenestration calculations for a ten storey building, 
  • Rationalised solutions for wall and roof construction,  
  • Hot water calculations for Heat Pumps and Solar Hot Water Systems, 
  • and more...;

Version (V.3.0) of the EE Supplemental Guide is designed to explore not only Deemed-to-Satisfy options but also to allow the designer freedom to explore alternative solutions.

To purchase a copy of the EE Supplemental Guide download and complete the Purchase Order below. Once completed forward the Purchase Request to The Drawing Studio using the contact details provided in the request from.

The EE Supplemental Guide is NOT simulation software or a replacement for the necessary SANS 10400-XA & SANS 204 standards.

The EE Supplemental Guide V.3.0 is designed to be used on a single PC only and is MS Excel 2007 and 2010 compatible. It has not been tested on Mac systems and must be considered to be incompatible with such systems.

Example reports produced using the EE Guide:    

-    EE Report

-    Fenestration Report

EE Guide - Purchase 

The cost of version 3.0 of the EE Supplemental Guide is as follows:
(Once-off with NO Annual License Fee)

1 Copy

R 850.00
Purchase Order

2 Copies

1st copy : R 850.00
2nd copy : R 650.00
Purchase Order

3 or more copies

1st copy : R850.00
2nd copy : R 650.00
3rd & each additional copy thereafter :
R 550.00
Purchase Order