BER – Building Energy Ratings
Our specialised trained BER Assessors who are SEAI Registered will call to survey your home, give you advice on energy efficient solutions and provide you with a BER certificate all within 5 working days.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 087-2717680 to book an appointment for your BER Assessment and/ or to get a Quotation for your requirements.
A BER is an indication of the energy performance of a home. A BER certificate is accompanied by an Advisory Report which identifies how you might improve the energy performance of your home.
It covers energy use for space heating, water heating, ventilation and lighting calculated on the basis of standard occupancy. A BER is similar to the energy label for a household electrical appliance like your fridge. The label has a scale of A-G. A-rated homes are the most energy efficient and will tend to have the lowest energy bills. A BER certificate is accompanied by an advisory report which will identify how you might improve the energy performance of your home. The advisory report is particularly useful to those who have just purchased an existing dwelling and plan to improve or remodel in their early stages of occupation.
From the 1st of January 2009, a BER certificate became compulsory for all homes being sold or offered for rent. If you are buying or renting a house or apartment, you are entitled to a BER so ask the seller, landlord or agent for it. A BER is also required, subject to transitional arrangements, where construction of a new home begins on or after 1st January 2007.
There are exemptions for certain categories of homes. For example, protected structures and certain temporary homes.
Assessments are completed by registered assessors who have been trained under the National Framework of Qualifications, passed the SEAI BER Assessor exam and have registered with SEAI.