Building Energy Rating (BER)
A Building Energy Rating (BER) certificate is required if you are advertising a home for sale or rent, or before a new home is occupied for the first time. It shows how energy efficient your home is and checks energy use for space heating, water heating, ventilation and lighting. Your home is rated between A and G, with A-rated homes being the most energy efficient.
There are exemptions for certain homes, such as protected structures and temporary buildings.
The BER Certificate is accompanied by an Advisory Report, which identifies how you can improve the energy performance of your home.
The BER scheme is managed by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). BER assessments are carried out by registered BER Assessors. When hiring an assessor, make sure they are listed as a registered BER Assessor with the SEAI.