Building Energy Rating (BER)

A BER is a measure of how energy efficient a building is. It takes into account the annual consumption of energy for space heating, water heating, ventilation, lighting and associated fans and pumps.

The BER scale runs from A-G. For example, an A-rated house is the most energy efficient, while a G-rated house is the least energy efficient.

All dwellings that received planning permission since January 1st 2007 must have a BER Certificate, and all new homes must have a certificate before they are occupied. Any other dwellings or buildings that are for sale or letting since January 1st 2009 also require a BER certificate.

If you need to get a BER certificate for your home, you can find a list of assessors that have been registered with SEAI on the SEAI website.

See this video for more information. 


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