A Building Energy Rating (BER) Certificate 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.
A BER is the calculated energy use for space and hot water heating, ventilation and lighting based on 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 is compulsory for all homes offered for sale or rent.
A BER is also necessary when completing the process for an SEAI Better Energy Homes Grant. The Better Energy Homes scheme provides grants to homeowners who invest in energy efficiency improvements in one or more of the following areas: Roof Insulation, Wall Insulation, Installation of a High Efficiency (> 90%) Gas or Oil fired Boiler, Heating Control Upgrades and Solar panels. (See more at: http://www.seai.ie/Power_of_One)
Able Energy Ratings have been offering competitively priced domestic BER’s since 2009. I offer a professional, efficient and friendly service which is fully insured and registered.
Catherina M Wallace. Registered SEAI BER Assessor.
Domestic BER Assessor, Energy Survey, SEAI Better Energy Homes Grant