BER - Building Energy Rating

If you are Selling or Renting any Building, By Law you will require a Building Energy Rating Certificate or BER to accompany all the other legal documents necessary for the Sale or Rental of the Building. Our practice will organise a Registered BER Assessor; Certified & Registered with the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) to prepare and carry out the BER Assessment.

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Background to the BER:

The Dwelling Energy Assessment Procedure (DEAP) is the official procedure in Ireland for calculating and assessing the energy performance of new dwellings. A registered BER Assessor is the individual who carries out the assessment of the energy performance of buildings in accordance with the requirements of the EPBD Regulations.

As part of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), a Building Energy Rating (BER) certificate, which is effectively an Energy Label, is required at the point of sale or rental of a building, or on completion of a new building. The BER will be accompanied by an Advisory Report setting out recommendations for cost-effective improvements to the energy performance of the building. There is no legal obligation on vendors or prospective purchasers to carry out the recommended improvements. The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) will publish BER certificates on a public BER Register.

From 1st January 2007, all new dwellings that applied for planning permission on or after this date require a BER when they are offered for sale or rent. This requirement was extended to all new non-residential buildings in July 2008 and to existing buildings offered for sale or rent in January 2009.

It is now a Requirement that ALL Buildings carry a BER Certificate when they are offered for sale or rent!!