What is a BER?

A Building Energy Rating (BER) Certificate is an accurate indication of the overall energy performance of your home. A BER certificate is accompanied by an Advisory Report which identifies how you might further improve the energy performance of your home.

To avail of grant aided assistance from the SEAI for energy improvements to your home a BER must be completed after the works to independently verify that the works have been completed to the correct standard.

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 required before a new home is occupied for the first time.

Advertisements must include BER details when a home is offered for sale or rent.

BER assessments are completed by registered BER Assessors who have been trained under the National Framework of Qualifications, passed the SEAI BER Assessor exam and have registered with SEAI.

PW Thermal Building Solutions Ltd can recommend and organise an assessor to complete your BER so please don’t hesitate to get in touch.