What is a BER Certificate and Who Require them.
A Building Energy Rating (BER) certificate indicates your homes energy performance. It is similar to the energy label for household appliances. The certificate rates the energy performance of your home on a scale of A-G. A-rated homes are the most energy efficient and will tend to have the lowest energy bills. G-rated are the least energy efficient.
All properties being offered for Sale or for Rent must display the BER Certificate Number as part of its advertisement,
The BER advertising requirements are set out in the Energy Performance of Buildings Regulations found in the Irish Statute Book (S.I. 243 of 2012).
Homeowners applying for an Energy Retrofit Grant must have a post works BER carried out in order to claim the Grant Funding. Your BER Assessor can also assist you with selecting the best Retro Fit measures in order to maximise the return of your investment through Energy Savings.