BER Rating & Certificates
We provide BER Ratings & Certificates in Dublin, Meath, Wicklow and Kildare. Building Energy Rating Certificates in Dublin at the best price guaranteed. Homerating.ie was established in 2009 and was one of the first companies to offer affordable BER Certs in the Irish market. We are based in Dublin and provide professional assessments in the Leinster area. Our focus is providing BER Certs to homeowners in a fast, efficient and cost effective manner. We are registered with Sustainable Energy Ireland as BER assessors for both new and existing dwellings and have the expertise to provide you with the best possible BER Certificate, thereby reducing your energy costs and maximizing the value of your property.
Professional Building Energy Rating Assessors
Our dedicated fully qualified team are ready to help you support a more energy efficient home. We provide our services in Dublin and also branch out throughout the Leinster area. We promise to deliver a cost effective and friendly reliable customer service that suits your requirements. You can contact us anytime for an instant quote for your property. Let our experts prove how energy efficient your home is to make it more attractive for buyers and to increase its value. It is now compulsory in Ireland to have a certified BER rating if you are offering your property for rent or sale. Call Justin today to discuss getting a home energy rating and other sustainable saving options for your property.
What is a BER?
A Building Energy Rating or is an energy label with accompanying advisory report for homes. The rating is a simple A to G scale. A-rated homes are the most energy-efficient and will tend to have the lowest energy bills. A BER Cert Advisory Report makes the energy performance of a home visible to prospective buyers and tenants allowing them to take energy performance into consideration in their purchase or rental decision. The Advisory Report identifies potential energy performance improvements that could lead to better comfort levels, reduced energy use and costs. It is valid for up to 10 years provided that there is no material change to the home that could affect the energy performance. A Provisional BER, derived from the plans for an as yet unbuilt home, has a maximum validity of 2 years.
Who needs a Building Energy Rating?
An owner must provide a Building Energy Rating to prospective buyers or tenants when a home is offered for sale or rent. There are exemptions for certain building categories e.g. protected structures and temporary buildings. A homeowner must obtain one before a new home is occupied for the first time regardless of whether it is offered for sale or rent. Home energy rating details must be included on advertisements when a home is offered for sale or rent.
How is it calculated?
A BER is based on the calculated energy performance and associated carbon dioxide emissions for the provision of space heating, ventilation, water heating and lighting under standardised operating conditions. The characteristics of the major components of the home including dimensions, orientation, insulation, and space and hot water system efficiencies are used in the calculation. The BER is not dependent on current occupant behaviour. The energy performance is expressed as: (a) Primary energy use per unit floor area per year (kWh/m2 /yr) represented on an A to G scale; and (b) Associated Carbon Dioxide (CO2 ) emissions in kgCO2/m2 /yr. It is only an indication of the energy performance of a home, similar to the concept of a fuel economy (miles per gallon or litres per 100km) rating for a car. It does not include electricity used for purposes other than heating, lighting, pumps and fans. Therefore the energy used for electrical appliances such as cookers, fridges, washing machines and TVs is excluded.