EuroBer is a Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland approved and fully
certified Building Energy Rating provider which offers a complete
professional energy rating service nationwide. We specialise in
Residential & Commercial BER's and all our assessors have either
Architecture or Engineering backgrounds and all hold FETAC
A Building Energy Rating (BER) label is a standardised way to examine
and represent the energy performance of a property, the building fabric
and its heating supply are surveyed.
The results are entered into a computer programme that calculates
standardised heating demand and performance. It is standardised because
we all use energy very differently, standardised comfort conditions
remove personal variations and give us consistent comparisons. The
combined results of heating demand and supply produce the Energy Label,
similar to the labels currently used on domestic appliances. The label
has a scale of A-G. A-rated homes are the most energy efficient and G
the least efficient.
With Energy prices on the increase and BER certs lasting for 10
years, it pays to have the best rating done, as your properties value in
a few years will be significantly impacted by the BER rating it has.
Grant Aid towards your BER Assessment of €50 is available from SEAI's
Better Energy Homes Scheme. In order to avail of this grant aid you
must upgrade two measures from the list of approved measures. Visit www.seai.ie for more information and to apply for your grant TODAY.
When the survey has been carried our BER Assessor will enter the
details obtained from your house into a system and issue you BER
Certification & Advisory Report. The Advisory report is issued to
you outlining the various improvements that can be made to your property
to improve the efficiency & energy rating of the property. Once
published the BER Certificate is valid for a period of 10 years.
Sample copy of typical BER Certificate with different ratings with A for a higher efficient property & G for a very energy inefficient property.
FAQWho needs to get a BER?
The requirements to provide a BER is as follows:
- New dwellings: The
regulations apply to new dwellings for which planning permission was
applied for on or after 1st January 2007. Transitional BER exemptions
will apply to new dwellings for which planning permission is applied on
or before 31st December 2006, where the new dwellings involved are
substantially completed on or before 30th June 2008.
- New Non-Domestic Buildings:
The regulations apply to new non-domestic buildings for which planning
permission was applied for on or after 1st July 2008. Transitional BER
exemptions will apply to new non-domestic buildings for which planning
permission is applied on or before 30th June 2008 provided the new
non-domestic buildings involved are substantially completed by 30th June
- Existing Buildings: (dwellings and other buildings) when offered for sale or letting on or after 1st January 2009.
- Large Public Service Buildings:
A public body shall, in relation to a large building occupied by it on
or after 1 January 2009, secure and display a BER certificate in a
prominent place clearly visible to the public.
What will happen if I don't get a BER Cert?
Failure to obtain a BER Certificate as required may result in
conviction in a district court and a subsequent fine of up to €5,000.
Failure to secure a certificate in time may delay the sale of the
How is a BER calculated?
A BER is based on the characteristics of major components of the dwelling i.e.:
How is a BER measured?
- wall, roof, and floor dimensions,
- window and door sizes and orientations
- construction type and levels of insulation,
- ventilation and air tightness features,
- the systems for heat supply,
- the type of lighting
BER covers annual energy use for space, heating, water supply,
ventilation, lighting and associated pumps and fans calculated on the
basis of a national standard family with a standard pattern of
The energy performance is expressed as
- primary energy use per unit floor area, which is represented on a scale of A-G
- associated CO2 emissions per metre squared per year
What is a Non Domestic BER Certificate?
A Commercial BER Certificate is a label, not unlike the efficiency
rating given to white goods such as freezers, fridges, and washing
machines. The label is a 21 point scale and indicates the energy rating
of a property. The rating is expressed in the form of performance bands
with 'A' being the most energy efficient and 'G' the least efficient.
Are there grants available for carrying out a BER?
Yes, The Better Energy Homes Scheme offers grants for energy saving
home improvements which includes a BER Assessment. Grants are available
up to €600 for installation of Cavity Wall Insulation , Attic
Insulation & BER Assessment. Grants are only available for Residential homes. Visit www.eurobead.ie or www.seai.ie for more information.
Get your BER Assessment today for Only €200 including Vat. FreePhone 1800 813 813