A Commercial (Buildings other than Domestic Dwellings) BER is an indication of the energy performance of a building.
It covers energy use for HVAC, water heating and lighting calculated against a default value for that type of building .
A BER is similar to the energy label for a household electrical appliance like your fridge. The label has a scale of A to G. A-rated buildings are the most energy efficient and will tend to have the lowest energy bills, certificates are compiled by our experienced and highly trained staff using the latest most accurate and cost-effective software.
What is a Commercial BER used for?
A BER (Building Energy Rating) is used to determine how energy efficient a property is. It gives details of how much energy is used, W/m2K, per year and how much carbon is produced, kg/m2, per year. It allows potential buyers/letters to understand how much it should cost to run the property in normal circumstances.
Who requires a Commercial BER (Building Energy Rating)?
A Building Energy Rating (BER) and advisory report is to be supplied by the owner to a prospective buyer or tenant when a non-residential building is constructed, sold or rented. Reference SEAI Website
How long does it take?
It really depends on the size and location of the commercial premises. A small shop unit may only take an hour or two, while an exceptionally large industrial unit can take several days. Once the assessment is completed the cert is usually sent out immediately.
What does a Commercial BER (Building Energy Rating) Assessment entail?
A Commercial BER (Building Energy Rating) assessment evolves a detailed visit to survey the property including measuring of the building footprint, glazing sizes & types, the building’s construction fabric, and an investigation into the heating/cooling system/s with photographic evidence taken.
How much does it cost?
Charges from €360 for small commercial buildings. Quotes are available free of charge and we can be contacted easily to offer expert advice and guidance.
How to get a quote?
In order to get as accurate a quote as possible please get in touch with a detailed a description of the property an Eircode and include a floor plan if possible.