Building Energy Rating - Certificates in Ireland - Fact File
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 G the least efficient. It is similar to an Energy
Performance Certificate- EPC in the UK
BER certificate has been compulsory for almost all new homes by mid 2008 and for
those who have bought or are renting a new house or apartment should be entitled
to a BER.
the 1st of January 2009 a BER certificate will be compulsory for all homes being
sold or rented. The sellers or landlords must provide a BER to tenants on
all new and existing domestic dwellings, regardless of age when being offered
for sale or rented.
will be carried out by specially trained BER assessors, registered by Sustainable
Energy Ireland (SEI)
Long will a BER Remain Valid?
BER for a building will be valid for 10 years from the date of its being issued,
unless there is a material change in the building in the meantime which could
affect its energy performance – for example an extension to the building, a significant
change to the building fabric or a change in the heating system or fuel used.
if a property which has received a BER is placed on the market within 10 years
of that BER being issued, and the property has experienced no relevant alteration
in the meantime, then that same BER may be used by the building owner for the
purposes of meeting their obligations under the Regulations.
Can Carry Out the BER?
assessments are carried out by registered BER assessors who have trained under
the National Framework of Qualifications and have registered with SEI.BER assessors
must meet requirements set by SEI, including the signing up to a Code of Conduct.
Sustainable Energy Ireland:
Energy Ireland (SEI), formerly the Irish Energy Centre was set up by the government
in 2002 as Ireland’s national energy agency. Our mission is to promote and assist
the development of sustainable energy.
obectives are to:
promote and assist the development of sustainable energy in Ireland. This includes
implementing significant aspects of the Energy White Paper: “Delivering a Sustainable
Energy Future for Ireland" and the National Climate Change Strategy (2007-2012)
as provided for in the National Development Plan (2007-2013) such as:
- improving energy
the development and competitive deployment of renewable sources of energy and
combined heat and power
the environmental impact of energy production and use, particularly in respect
of greenhouse gas emissions.
is also responsible for:
Government on policies and measures on sustainable energy;
programmes agreed by Government;
sustainable energy policies and actions by public bodies, the business sector,
local communities and individual consumers.
information at their website
Ireland Click Here
Renting in Ireland Click Here
Regulations in Ireland - Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland
Irish Property Owners' Association - IPOA Click Here
for BER - EPC certificates from 9th January 2013
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de Performance Energétique - DPE (Energy Performance Survey) France
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